‘Failures,’ Anxieties, and Fragments while Performing Public Health Practice

Raised in the inner city of New York and born to a low-income, Haitian, immigrant family, I was challenged to surpass the circumstances of a life characterized by financial instability, street violence, and frequent encounters with health care, ripe with confusion and fragmented instruction. My mother worked overtime to ensure…

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‘Failures,’ Anxieties, and Fragments while Performing Public Health Practice
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For Better or For Worse

A personal tale of COVID-19 from the perspective of a neurodivergent veterinary student "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it…

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For Better or For Worse
The author during her internship at the Toledo Zoo.

Burnout: Only an Ember

Smallest ember remains,Flickering hope in dark.Once raged so bright when sane,Now not more than a spark.Young dreamers, full of heart,Did battle the great flames.Destined to heal with smarts,But fire won’t stay the same.The blaze does shift and move,Anyone near will be burned.Fear ignites; can’t improve.Innocence takes a turn.If phoenix escapes…

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Burnout: Only an Ember
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Advocating for Yourself: My Greatest Learning In Graduate School for Public Health

Public health is an inherently transdisciplinary field. ((Haire-Joshu D, McBride TD. Transdisciplinary public health: Research, education, and practice. Vol 49: John Wiley & Sons; 2013.)) While some programs build truly transdisciplinary curriculum, others still employ a siloed approach. In both types of programs, an epidemiology course may cover statistical methodologies…

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Advocating for Yourself: My Greatest Learning In Graduate School for Public Health
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Que dios te bendiga

“Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria, all the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word.” Inspired by Shakespeare, the epic rivalry between the Jets and Sharks is a theatrical masterpiece describing the tension between the Puerto Rican Sharks that are taunted by the White Jets in America’s most notorious concrete…

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Que dios te bendiga
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Hobbies and graduate student life: Not inherently incompatible

Creativity is necessary for all parts of life. As a classics professor of mine used to like saying, “the humanities are what make us human.”((University of Maryland Department of Classics. (n.d.). Retrieved October 29, 2019, from https://classics.umd.edu/users/gstaley )) If prompted, he would expound at length on discussions of art, writing,…

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Hobbies and graduate student life: Not inherently incompatible
A Ballerina of the Hathaway Academy of Ballet, photo by David R. Tribble and licensed under CC. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ballet-Ballerina-1843.jpg

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