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Nada Alnaji

Nada Alnaji

Student Highlight: Nada Alnaji Hometown: Qatif, Saudi Arabia Degree Program/Concentration: Ph.D. in Epidemiology What brought you to the field of public health? I started my career in clinical medicine then I realized that public health has a bigger impact when it comes to solving global health problems, especially the ones related to minorities and for those in conflict settings. “Saving lives, a million at a time.” What do you like most about the COPH? I like that it is a small college where people know… Continue Reading

Student Scholarship Recipients, Award Winners, and Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Inductees

Patte L. Martin Scholarship recipient Moses New-Aaron

Student Highlight – In 2014, Patte Martin established the Patte L. Martin Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation to help support education for public health students. Advancing public health has been a passion of Patte Martin’s throughout her life, from developing the first prenatal class offered in Colorado Springs, Colo., to her work in creating public health services in rural Kansas.  She has advocated for public health — its accessibility — and education in both rural and urban areas. Patte established this scholarship… Continue Reading

Marisa Rosen, MPH

Marisa Rosen, MPH

Student Highlight: Marisa Rosen, MPH Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Degree Program/Concentration: Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research What brought you to the field of public health? I came to public health in a roundabout way. When I was an undergrad at the University of Delaware, I had the intention of studying both International Relations and Pre-Med so I could ultimately work for Doctors Without Borders. Those plans quickly changed after my first semester of calculus! Instead of both degrees, I decided to… Continue Reading

Olugbadero Yerokun-Houessou, MSc

Student Highlight: Olugbadero Yerokun-Houessou, MSc Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia Degree Program/Concentration: Master of Public Health, Health Policy concentration What brought you to the field of public health? I have always enjoyed molecular science and trained to become both an HIV and cancer researcher. I worked as a research scientist in the HIV drug resistance department at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) for a little over a year, and this was my first real exposure to a combination of molecular science and population-based… Continue Reading

Lisa Weissenburger-Moser Boyd

Lisa Weissenburger-Moser Boyd

Student Highlight: Lisa Weissenburger-Moser Boyd Hometown: West Des Moines, IA Degree Program/Concentration: PhD in epidemiology What brought you to the field of public health? Prior to earning my MPH, I joined the Peace Corps and taught chemistry. The Peace Corps gave me first-hand experience with population health, and it was during this service that I saw the need for sustainable programs in the health field. I came across public health and knew that was where I belonged and was I even more excited as I… Continue Reading

Moses New-Aaron

Student Highlight: Moses New-Aaron Hometown/Country: Ponyon, Kogi State, Nigeria. Degree Program/Concentration: Master of Public Health, Biostatistics Concentration  What brought you to the field of public health? After College, I received training from the United States President ‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for logistics management of HIV/AIDS commodities and in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay of HIV for early infant diagnosis. We provided data on the progress of the mother to child transmission of HIV interventions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…. Continue Reading

Yang Wang

Student Highlight – Yang Wang Hometown/Country: Tongling, Anhui, China Degree Program/Concentration: PhD in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy What brought you to the field of public health? In China, large hospitals experience overcrowding. This may cause patients’ to have unpleasant feelings and may even compromise quality of care. I observed significant differences in public health infrastructures between rural and urban areas during my travels across China. These observations inspired me to learn more about health care systems, and contribute to addressing these efficiency and… Continue Reading