#WeAreEmoryEpi: Meet Megan Mileusnic

#WeAreEmoryEpi: Meet Megan Mileusnic

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Megan Mileusnic is a first-year Global Epidemiology MPH student and was kind enough to talk to us about her research interests, experiences at Emory, and hobbies!


Tell us a little bit about your academic history

I graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. in 2017, where I studied Communication, Spanish, and International Business


What are your primary research interests?

I’m interested in the social determinants of health, reproductive health, and environmental health.


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

Establishing boundaries in regards to my work/study/relax time has helped me start grad school in a healthy way. Capitalizing on time when I feel productive to get things done – and letting myself relax when I feel like I’m at my limit – helps me stay positive and on track.


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

I’m so excited to join the hands-on AISH hotspotting program, which connects students with interdisciplinary teams at Grady Memorial Hospital to identify high healthcare utilizers and work with patients to address factors contributing to their frequent hospitalization.


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

I love being surrounded by peers and experts who are passionate about public health and have their own unique interests and focus areas.


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

Just go for it, and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!


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

I just started “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” by Florence Given, and I recently finished “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande – highly recommend!!


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

1. I used to work in human rights and sustainability consulting for leading consumer brands (and could talk about this forever)

2. I studied abroad in Madrid for a year during undergrad and am looking forward to living abroad again someday

3. I love gardening, hiking, and doing almost anything in nature

Thanks to Megan for her time and thanks for reading this week’s #WeAreEmoryEpi spotlight!

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