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Fall 2016

Zika: What You Need To Know and What You Can Expect in 2017

Written by: Casey Parker A mosquito-transmitted virus, known as Zika, gained a great deal of attention from the public and health officials after a large outbreak in Brazil during 2015 and 2016. Since this outbreak, Zika has spread through Central and South America and made its way into the…

Why I Chose To Go Into Public Health: The Power of Connections

Written by: Laura Ramirez One of the major driving forces that led me to pursue a career in public health was my own personal experiences navigating the health care delivery system in the United States. Though my family moved to Delray Beach, Florida, just 30 minutes…

The Role of Public Health in Emergency Preparedness

Written by: Johanzynn Gatewood How often can we predict an emergency? And when we can, how often are we prepared for what happens next? In public health, an emergency could be a natural disaster like a hurricane, or a disease outbreak, like the…

Perspectives from the Field: Climate Change in North Central Florida

Written by: Kelli Selwyn Ask anyone in the field and they will tell you that a Masters of Public Health is a practice degree, but does that mean practice and research never merge? Of course not! Public health is very interdisciplinary and some of the most exciting public…

In the News: The Rise in Mental Health Awareness; Drug-Resistant STDs

Written By: Cara McDonnell As future Public Health professionals it is not only our job, but also our responsibility to be aware, informed, and educated about the most current topics in our field. The ability to impact the health of an entire population was one major aspect that drew…