Spotlights

June 23, 2015

Congratulations to Rahat Wadhwa Desai for being selected to participate in the Graduate School Emerging Leaders Program. Each academic year 24 outstanding graduate students are chosen for this program based on the leadership and skills they are able to bring to diverse settings and activities. This is a great...

June 9, 2015

Dr. Jane Mutanga-Mutembo, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship. 

The one-year, renewable grant provides women scientists from developing and emerging countries up to $50,000 to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, or...

May 6, 2015

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith was invited to participate in the National Council on Aging (NCOA)’s Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging event on Thursday, April 30 in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the event was to update the 2005 Falls Free® National Action Plan and engage key stakeholders in committing to recommendations of the revised National Action Plan. Findings from the Summit will...

May 6, 2015

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith was invited to participate in the National Council on Aging (NCOA)’s Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging event on Thursday, April 30 in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the event was to update the 2005 Falls Free® National Action Plan and engage key stakeholders in committing to recommendations of the revised National Action Plan. Findings from the Summit will...

April 27, 2015
Chandler Hammond photo

Chandler Hammond will be completing his Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion at the end of the spring 2015 semester.   He is from Fitzgerld, GA and went to Tiftarea Academy.   Chandler was featured on the UGA Commencement site with this short narrative of his internship and future plans.

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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...