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Stories of Dornsife Students Putting Public Health Into Practice

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First-Gen Student Shares Highlights From Her Path to Public Health

From conquering co-op to navigating a commute, BS student embraces changes and challenges both in and out of the classroom.

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Heartfelt Insights on Public Health Practice from the Dornsife Community

The Collective Resilience Fellows facilitated a community exploration of love and public health practice.

Experiential Learning in Public Health

Nurturing Public Health Leaders Through Experiential Learning

Current students share how their practicums and internships added value to their training.

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Studying Public Health Fulfills Undergrad Student's Drive to Help People

After discovering a passion for public health, Angela Tung navigates Drexel and looks ahead to a career helping communities thrive.

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From Online MPH Student to Infection Control Specialist: Alum Shares Her Route to Landing Dream Role

Great faculty mentors and an internship lead a recent MPH graduate to a dream role in infection prevention. Learn why studying online was right for her.

Lita Lillibridge

MPH Student’s Dual Internships in Maternal and Child Health Policy

Lita Lillibridge's internships reinforce a dedication to strengthening maternal and child health through public health policies and programs.

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A Passion for Culturally Competent Public Health and Preventative Care

A Dornsife undergrad links heritage and education on his journey to a fulfilling public health career.

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Student Recognized as 2023 Cooperative Education Award Winner

A Dornsife public health major was recognized as one of this year's Co-op Education Award winners and featured in a new Drexel video about the value of Co-op.

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Working to Alleviate Period Poverty with Community-Serving Organization in Philadelphia

Master's students at Dornsife support a local nonprofit's efforts to alleviate period poverty in communities.

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The FIRST Center at Dornsife Announces 2023 FIRE Fellows

The eighth cohort of Dornsife students will help develop tools for members of the fire and rescue service.

Parth Patel

Research Explores How Oral Health Relates to Public Health

An MPH student's APE leads to published research that investigates whether screening for a specific gene mutation may improve treatment of ameloblastoma.

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MPH Students Utilize Multidisciplinary Skills to Support AIDS Care Group

Students support a local community organization by using an array of skills, some traditional to public health and some beyond, while completing their APE.

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Reflecting on a Title V Maternal and Child Health Internship

Two MPH students share their experiences as a Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Intern and what compels them to this field.

2022 FIRE Fellows

FIRE Fellows Contribute to Curriculum for EMS Responders

This year's FIRE Fellows addressed workplace violence prevention for fire-based emergency medical services (EMS) responders.

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Dornsife Global Development Scholar Reflects on Experience Working with World Vision in Ghana

BA/MPH student reflects on working with World Vision International in Ghana.

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Student Receives Honor for Cooperative Education Experience

Drexel's annual co-op awards honored a public health major for integral contributions at a Philly public school.

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Impacting Quality Improvement at Philly's Top-Ranked Children's Hospital

An MPH student contributes to projects that improve patient safety and healthcare quality at CHOP.

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People of Purpose: COVID-19 Investigators

Students from Dornsife are recognized for their contributions to contact tracing and serving on the COVID-19 task force at the university.

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Reflecting on a Title V Maternal and Child Health Internship

Three MPH students share their experiences as a Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Intern and what compels them to this field.

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Working Towards Health Equity for Underrepresented Populations

An MPH student shines a light on the many health disparities that the LGBTQ+ community faces and uses their training to develop and implement solutions.

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Advancing Health and Economic Equity for Fellow Philadelphians

An MPH/MBA student reflects on his experience combining policy analysis with advocacy work.

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The FIRST Center at Dornsife Hosts 6th Annual Fellowship

The Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends at Dornsife announces the sixth annual Fire service Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation (FIRE) Fellows.

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Investigating Workplace Safety and Health Hazards

An MPH student is selected for a prestigious occupational health internship program over the summer.

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A Community-Focused Approach to Public Health

An MPH student combines his experiences in education and community outreach to support the Urban Health Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

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Maximizing the Impact of Urban Tree Planting in Philadelphia

An MPH student interned at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and helped support the city’s goal to increase tree canopy coverage by 30 percent in 2025.

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Completing a Title V Maternal and Child Health Internship

A second-year MPH student develops public health media campaigns to engage a community of mothers.

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Assessing Environmental Health Risks and COVID-19 Cases at the EPA

An MPH student reflects on her internship experience at the EPA in the midst of a pandemic.

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The FIRST Center at Dornsife Announces 2020 FIRE Fellows

A new cohort of Dornsife students has been selected to work with real-world data in the fire service.

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Using Data and Storytelling to Better Serve Veterans

An MPH student uses his analytical and storytelling abilities to support a nonprofit serving veterans.

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Video: NYC-Based Alumnus Shares How Dornsife Prepared Her for Her Career

Darlice Rocha's healthcare career got a head start through her applied practical experience at Dornsife.

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Video: Preventing Public Health Issues Among Latinx Communities

Claudia Zumaeta Castillo shares why she chose Dornsife and why she felt a connection with her faculty mentor.

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Video: Dornsife MPH Student Helps to Craft Disaster Preparation Plan

Rachel Seitz discovered how data informs policy through her work at the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication.

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Combining Cardiology and Public Health to Help Communities

An MD/MPH student shares how the dual degree program built confidence his ability to design and initiate research projects.

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Exposing Adverse Health Effects Linked to Hotel Work

A DSPH MPH student uses her occupational health training to improve health and working conditions for hotel workers.

MPH student with Clean Air Council staff discussing street safety

Advocating for Sustainable and Fair Transportation

An MPH student aims to improve Philadelphia's built environment.

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Beyond Medicine: Gaining a New Perspective on Providing Care

An MD/MPH student discovers that the program and her Integrated Learning Experience expand her professional horizons and opportunities in unexpected ways.

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Transforming Maternal and Child Health Training

An MPH student helps create an innovative learning tool for maternal and child health students.

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Helping Residents Heal after Hurricane Maria

A student works on her MPH, while learning to aid in a natural disaster and fight for her culture.