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The purpose of the Public Health Student Organization is to focus on the preservation, enrichment, transmission, and application of interdisciplinary knowledge in public health that emphasizes social justice, service to vulnerable populations, and excellence in public health practice.
The 2020-2021 Executive Board
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biology from Xavier University
Public Health Interests: Incarceration, Maternal & Child Health, Health Policy
Practicum Placement: Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Favorite Aspect of the DePaul MPH Program: The faculty - they are incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and supportive of our success.
Hobbies: Reading, crocheting, gardening, cooking, hiking
Fun Fact: One of my writings was published in a national poetry book when I was 7 years old
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelors in Dental Surgery
Public Health Interest:healthcare disparity in immigrants and low socioeconomic populations.
Practicum Placement: DePaul University Office of Health Promotion and Wellness/COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Favorite Aspect of the DePaul MPH program: The integration of Chicago public health community to our academic curriculum, and how it helps us to use our skills to navigate public health problems our community is facing in the real world.
Hobbies: Biking, interior designing, and hiking/camping
Fun Fact: I am working from home since March, I have learned how to play the “Basic” violin and picked up the hobby of indoor gardening.
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Degree: B.S in Biology
Public Health Interest: Increasing healthy food availability in food disparity areas and promoting culturally sensitive behavior changes in communities at high risk for obesity related illness.
Favorite Aspect of the DePaul MPH program: The curriculum is greatly influential in studying public health practically and helps me envision real world solution applications.
Hobbies: all things art, also gardening
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate Degree: Augustana College, B.A in Public Health, Communication Studies, and Sociology
Practicum Placement: Gary Comer Youth Center
Public Health Interest: Maternal and Child Health, Health Equity, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health and Health Policy.
Favorite Aspect of the DePaul MPH Program: I appreciate and value the varies academic and professional opportunities, our practicum placements coexisting with our classes, and the small cohort atmosphere.
Hobbies: Reading, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Fun Fact(s): I once road the Raging Bull at six flags 8 times in a row.
Undergraduate Degree: B.A in international studies
Public Health Interest: Decreasing the burden of chronic illnesses in the minority population by establishing adequate resources to improve a person’s quality of health.
Favorite Aspect of the DePaul MPH program: I really like the size of the cohort and the accessibility to our professors. I also like that the program allows us to work in different communities accords Chicago.
Hobbies: baking, exercising, talking
Hometown: Collinsville, IL
Undergraduate degree: B.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health from DePaul University
Practicum placement: AIDS Foundation of Chicago - Pride Action Tank
Public health interest: Substance Use and Harm Reduction, Homelessness, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health
Favorite aspect of the DePaul MPH program: The small cohort size and the opportunity to get hands-on experience along with our education through our practicum
Hobbies: Traveling, going to concerts, volunteering, exploring the city with friends
Fun fact(s): I have seen my favorite band 20+ times and in 5 different states!