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...

March 30, 2015

Banks Denney is graduating in May 2015 with a BS in health promotion.   She is from Shelby, North Carolina.  Banks has been a wonderful asset to the department and college while serving as an undergraduate ambassador during her final year.  

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health? Why did you choose your particular concentration? 
I’ve always known that I wanted a career that...

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...

March 23, 2015

Yasmin Asghari is planning to graduate with a BS in Environmental Health is May 2015.  She is from Norcross, Georgia.  Below she describes her time in the department and working with clubs and organizations around the university.  

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health? Why did you choose your particular concentration?
I was always interested in science as a kid and was...

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...

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...

March 6, 2015

Please join us in congratulating Rahat Wadhwa Desai on winning first prize at the UGA Center for Food Safety student competition! Rahat is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology program under Dr. Mary Alice Smith. 

The CFS meeting is...

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...

March 2, 2015
Ginny Ingels

As an undergraduate student at Presbyterian College, Ginny Ingels spent a summer in Haiti working in health promotion at a rural hospital. That experience, coupled with a lifelong passion for health, made her transition to director of development for the College of Public Health all the more easy. 

Ingels, a UGA School of Law graduate who spent three years as a public defender in Newton and...

February 23, 2015

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

I came to the University of Georgia to get a Ph.D. in Chemistry and ended up working in the Center for Computation Chemistry doing quantum chemical calculations. At some point I was really not enjoying the work and couldn’t see myself doing this sort of work that seemed so disconnected from the world, just kind of science for the sake of...