Alumni Highlight – Doug Perin graduated from the COPH with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in August 2013.
Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Current career position: As of October 2013, I’m an ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellow working with the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the CDC, in Atlanta, Georgia. I am involved in international projects analyzing cancer prevention practices and outcomes, especially focused in Brazil. I am currently planning a trip to meet with partners from various Brazilian governmental agencies.
What you value most about your time in our program: I value the international character of UNMC’s faculty and students. The opportunity to work in the Center for Global Health and Development helped me develop the skills I needed to effectively work in an international context. In addition, I was afforded the opportunity to work at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, as part of my Service Learning/Capstone project.
Advice for current students: Take advantage of the experience of our faculty and the opportunity to interact with people from other countries and cultures. This will help you develop a broader perspective of public health and hopefully create opportunities for hands-on experience and future employment.