Spotlights

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...

February 16, 2015

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

Medicine and healthcare has always been a part of my life. I come from a family of physicians and always thought I would be one as well, but I went to a small liberal arts college for my undergrad and fell in love with Economics there. I had plans to go the academic route and become an economist, but was sidelined by a...

February 9, 2015

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

The field of public health provides avenues into many different careers. After getting my MPH, I felt equipped to pursue a wide variety of professional and/or academic goals. 

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February 2, 2015
Dr. Cham Dallas

Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management in the College of Public Health and professor of health policy and management, has shared his expertise on the threat of nuclear disasters and terrorism with Congress, the United Nations and media outlets around the globe. His research...

December 4, 2014
David Brew SETAC Fellowship awardee
David Brew, a second-year doctoral student at the UGA College of Public Health, has been awarded a $15,000 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for doctoral research in environmental science. 

Sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Company, the...

December 3, 2014
When did you come to UGA and what brought you here? I first came to Athens in 2007, when I started a PhD program in UGA's Department of Anthropology. I started my position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management in August 2014.
 
Where did you earn your degrees? What did you study there? I received a BA in...
December 1, 2014

Christopher Whalen, the Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, helps his students develop a lifelong passion for learning and the capacity for critical thinking.

 

Where did you earn degrees and what are your current responsibilities at UGA?

I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University, my M.D. degree from...

November 10, 2014
Amara Ezeamama, assistant professor, epidemiology, UGA College of Public Health

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November 3, 2014

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

Due to familial health challenges, I was familiarized with medical settings from an early age. I was shocked by the discrepancies and lack of continuity in care that my parents received. As I got older, I began to research the ratings of the hospitals and physicians that...
November 3, 2014

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

Due to familial health challenges, I was familiarized with medical settings from an early age. I was shocked by the discrepancies and lack of continuity in care that my parents received. As I got older, I began to research the ratings of the hospitals and physicians that my parents used. It became apparent that not all medical...