April 15, 2014

Tell us about yourself.

I am Aarti Patel, and I was raised in Surat, India, which is famous for its textile and diamond polishing industries. I completed my B.S and M.S in Bioinformatics from S.P. University - India.  I became interested in public health while working as a volunteer at Emory Hospital located in Smyrna and at Sports Medicine South. At these facilities, I saw how public health...

April 9, 2014

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Undergrad – Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Ga Tech
Member of the Gatech FMRC – Foundation for Medical Relief of Children-- Organization that traveled to poor countries and help children with medical issues (some as simple as teaching kids to brush their teeth). This group was part of the reason I applied to grad school in...

April 3, 2014

Dean Phillip Williams is pleased to announce Dr. Mark Wilson has been named the UGA Foundation Professor in the College of Public Health.  This endowed professorship was approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents at their meeting on January 14th

Dr. Wilson becomes...

April 3, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Nuttall and Dr. Colleen Cherry pose in front of Ms. Nuttall’s poster at this year’s CURO Scholar’s Symposium at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. Dr. Cherry is an academic mentor to Ms. Nuttall, a dual degree Health Promotion and Behavior and MPH student. Ms. Nuttall has been an active member of Dr. Cherry’s research team since 2011 focusing on cardiovascular disease risk factors on the island of St. Lucia.

March 31, 2014


About Osama Hashmi:

Currently a dual degree student BS in Biology/ MPH in Health Policy, Osama serves as Policy Director for the Roosevelt Institute, a student-driven nonpartisan policy think tank on campus. He is also the co-founder of a healthcare communication startup called Vitamin C ( which he started with a local\...

March 25, 2014

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March 19, 2014

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Ngan Nguyen, and I am a first generation immigrant from Vietnam. I moved around the United States before my family settled in Dalton, GA 12 years ago. I graduated in Spring 2012 from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Affairs and minor in Environmental Health Science. Besides studying, I work at UGA Campus Transit as a trainer and bus...

March 4, 2014

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My name is Austin Penna, and I was born and raised in Sparta, GA. In 2013, I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Public Health here at the University of Georgia. During undergrad, I spent most of my extracurricular time volunteering at Athens Regional Medical Center and playing intramural tennis.

Why the College of Public...

February 28, 2014

The University of Georgia has a brand new Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).  The MRC is a national volunteer organization under the Citizen Corps and is a sister organization of CERT under that umbrella.  The first group of volunteers completed their introduction training on February 18th 2014.

Major emergencies can overwhelm the capabilities of first responders and the healthcare community,...

February 24, 2014

I am a candidate for an MPA and Graduate Certificate in Global Health and during the summer of 2013, I traveled to Israel for eight weeks to complete a program called “Developing Leaders in Global Health Systems”. While participating in this program, I took courses at the University of Haifa and completed an internship with Clalit Health Services, the largest HMO in Israel. The project I worked on involved designing an action plan to mitigate the early readmission problem at Carmel Hospital, a Clalit-owned medical center in Haifa.