#WeAreEmoryEpi: Meet Daniel Milan

#WeAreEmoryEpi: Meet Daniel Milan

Category : #WeAreEmoryEPI

Daniel Milan is a second-year MPH candidate in Epidemiology with research focused on outbreak response and Latinx populations. He was kind enough to talk with us more about his academic and personal interests!


Tell us a little bit about your academic history.

I graduated with a B.S. in Public Health in 2019 from Georgia State University. There, my academic career in public health began with research in tobacco cessation.


What are your primary research interests? 

My primary research interests are now in Outbreak Response and Latinx Populations.


How have you been navigating the work (& learn) from home experience during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Continuously connecting with my friends and organizations I am involved with via Zoom has kept me motivated during this online semester. Additionally, when I struggle to focus at my desk, I will take my laptop and go outside to work.


Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

Though I just began, I have started working on thesis related work. I am utilizing COVID-19 data obtained through my APE with Emory’s Outbreak Response Team.


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

My favorite part about earning my MPH at Emory is meeting other students who come from different academic backgrounds and are in different parts of their careers that have provided valuable perspective into classroom learning.


What advice do you have for 1st year MPH Students?

My advice for 1st year MPH Students would be to create a study group, friend group, or meet anyone with similar interests as you. Make connections. They will help you succeed in and outside of the classroom.


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

I am currently reading Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendal. Though I have not finished, I highly recommend based on what I have read so far.


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

I love baseball, fishing, and eating Korean BBQ!

Thanks to Dan for taking the time to chat with us! Check back with the Confounder next week for another student spotlight!



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