Spotlights

March 31, 2015

Tell us about yourself.

I am originally from Savannah, GA. I began my undergraduate course work in 2010 as and Economics major with a minor in biology. My interest in public health and medicine led me to pursue a MPH in Health Policy and Management as a dual BBA/MPH student. I am currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for HPAM 7010: Introduction to Health Policy and Management.  Apart from my course work I play on...

March 24, 2015

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health?

Public health intrigued me because its teachings emphasize monies, policies, and schools of thought towards prevention rather than treatment. In undergrad, I was working in a psychiatric facility caring for its patients. I began to understand the brutal cycle of stabilization, pain management, and treatment that happens in healthcare systems rather than...

March 16, 2015

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health?

I chose to get my master’s degree in public health because I wanted an advanced degree in the field of healthcare. As I began the process of researching graduate studies available, I appreciated that public health at the University of Georgia allowed me to examine the issue I was most passionate about- rural Georgia healthcare- from a macroeconomic standpoint,...

March 9, 2015
Dr. Phaedra Corso

Phaedra Corso has a vision: To make UGA known as "the hub for social and behavioral research," not just among researchers, but also with policymakers. And not just in Georgia, but across the Southeast, in the nation's capital and with national research organizations. 

Corso, named associate director of the William A. and Barbara R. Owens Institute for Behavioral Research last...

March 2, 2015

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health?

My interests in public health really began with an introductory health promotion class. I started undgrad as a biology major with intent on going to medical school but quickly lost interest after shadowing primary care physicians in middle Georgia. After witnessing their lack of enthusiasm and an obviously backward approach to healthcare, I was left looking for...

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