1st Year EPI MPH: Tony Mufarreh

1st Year EPI MPH: Tony Mufarreh

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For this week’s #IamEmoryEpi spotlight, we met up with Tony Mufarreh!

Tell us a little bit about your academic history:

I obtained my bachelor’s at the University of Michigan in Biochemistry and Middle Eastern Studies.

What are your primary research interests?

I’m really interested in genetic and molecular epidemiology, particularly cardiovascular disease and how both molecular and social determinants of health, synergistically, can affect disease outcome.

What were you up this this past summer?

I worked as a radiochemist in the Department of Radiology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I was making radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging and researching novel drugs for imaging neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease.

Are there any exciting projects or experiences you are involved in right now?

Outside of Rollins, I play trumpet in the Emory Wind Ensemble. I get the chance to develop a unique skill and learn about myself. Music has brought me so much joy and has shaped my values in life.

What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Rollins?

People come to Emory from all around the world and walks of life. I learn so much about the world by simply talking to peers about their lives.

What advice do you have for people who may be interested in getting their MPH?

Ask yourself the following question: “What do I believe in?” It is so key to find educational opportunities that will advance your personal goals and philosophies. An MPH truly does this for me.

What books are you currently reading, or what podcasts are you currently listening to?

I’m currently reading “The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS,” by Elizabeth Pisani. It’s a great read to learn how real-world HIV prevention works and the challenges that exist!

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?

  1. I’ve been playing the trumpet for 12 years.
  2. My morning omelette ALWAYS consists of spinach, shredded cheese, and turkey slices.
  3. I collect pens, and the most expensive one in my collection is priced at $60.

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