Intervene Upstream is the online public health publication for graduate students.

The publication primarily publishes personal narrative essays, opinion pieces, journalism, and popular science pieces written by graduate students interested in public health. Submissions from undergraduates, professionals, academics, and community members welcome if the piece is relevant to graduate students interested in public health.

The editorial board, consisting entirely of graduate students, will accept submissions related to public health topics (i.e. harm reduction, social determinants, health disparity, international health), graduate studies (i.e.reflections on studies, student advocacy, pedagogy), and professional development (i.e. career planning, advice from professionals) on a rolling basis.


As learners of public health, we open our minds and hearts to see our communities through a curious and empathetic lens. Graduate training in public health, social work, psychology, sociology, etc. provide us an opportunity to gain mastery and confidence as public health practitioners.

Through our training process, we may seek community and collaboration with other graduate students interested in public health. With this publication, we seek to create a community of graduate students who share their personal experience and love for public health by publishing in Intervene Upstream.

Mission Statement

Intervene Upstream is the online public health publication for graduate students dedicated to:

      • Creating a community of emerging public health scholars and practitioners who collaborate to envision the future of public health;
      • Providing a space for self-reflection concerning personal and professional growth for graduate students; 
      • Cultivating professional development for graduate students.


Intervene Upstream is currently funded by Pager Publications, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit literacy corporation founded by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul that curates and supports peer-edited publications for the medical education community. Intervene Upstream and Pager Publications, Inc. are directed and managed entirely by unpaid volunteers, so please consider a tax-deductible contribution to support our publication.

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