#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Thomas Head

#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Thomas Head

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Meet Thomas Head! Thomas is a first-year Epidemiology MPH candidate with research interests in infectious disease epidemiology and viral pathogens. In this feature, Thomas talks about his experience at Rollins and his work with the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Emerging Infections Program. Read more below!



Tell us a little bit about your academic history/where you went to school.

I graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. I was able to obtain my degree at only 20 years old.


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

I am currently working with the Georgia Department of Public Health Emerging Infections Program on their viral epidemiology team.


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

Being able to say I am amongst the best at Emory is a moment of honor for me.


When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you towards Rollins?

Location and prestige drove me to Rollins. The Atlanta area is a perfect balance of job opportunity, lifestyles, and cost.


What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you? 
  1. I am a HUGE Yankees fan.
  2. I love all things technology.
  3. I build computers in my freetime.



Thanks for talking with us, Thomas! Come back next Monday for another feature of #WeAreEmoryEPI. 

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