If you're like me and watch the nightly news, you'll notice that there is almost always at least one new health topic being discussed. "Revolutionary studies" such as ones that show coffee "causes" cancer can be very misleading. Seeing headlines for new health studies can be very frustrating for researchers, especially those in the… Continue reading Too Good to Be True? Dissecting Health in the News
About two years ago, I was packing to leave on my first mission trip. Once the plane touched down, I realized this would be the start of a lifetime of global work. The 10 days spent in Honduras was not long enough, and I am waiting until the day I can return. Designing Water Systems:… Continue reading Reflections on Honduras
I am a HUGE podcast nerd. I started listening to podcasts when I moved to Boston because I spend an exuberant amount of time in transit between work, school, and the gym. Tuning into some of my favorite shows helps make the commute seem so much shorter. Hearing someone else's story of their journey to… Continue reading Podcasts for the Pre-Med
I eat, sleep, and breathe public health. Yet, the question I am most frequently asked is what is public health? The definition of public health according to the American Public Health Association is "Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play." However, this definition in my… Continue reading What is Public Health?
Well, not quite sure how it is this far into the semester already, but we have made it about halfway through our classes. However, this milestone also brings on quite a bit of stress... between group projects and papers, three exams, and one quiz, it can be quite overwhelming to even know where to begin. … Continue reading How to Survive Midterms in Grad School