POWER TO PUBLIC HEALTH: ONE GRADUATE STUDENT AT A TIME

Hurricane Dorian: Miamians Reflect on Public Health Response, Climate Change

Miami is no stranger to hurricanes, and admittedly, we’re often more likely to glance at radar images of an approaching storm, only to shrug and minimize its potential, joking about stocking up on alcohol. But we all know deep down that hurricane destruction is nothing we would wish on anyone.

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Hurricane Dorian: Miamians Reflect on Public Health Response, Climate Change
Hurricane Dorian reaching the Bahamas on its track to Florida, USA - September 1st, 2019 14.11 UTC. Image processed by Pierre Markuse, distributed on Flickr.

Influence of Sexuality Discourse on Federal Sex Education Policy

Introduction to Sex Discourse in the United States In the United States (US), 95% of the population has sex before marriage. ((Donovan, M. K. (2017). The Looming Threat to Sex Education: A Resurgence of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs? Guttmacher Policy Review, 20. Retrieved from https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2017/03/looming-threat-sex-education-resurgence-federal-funding-abstinence-only-programs)) On average, young people…

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Influence of Sexuality Discourse on Federal Sex Education Policy
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Why Public Health: Addressing Social Isolation, Loneliness

Public health is a broad term, encompassing many dynamic fields with complex interactions that affect the well-being of a population. My interests in public health lie mainly within the area of mental health, a crucial component of well-being; while the medical establishment is (generally) placing more importance on mental health,…

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Why Public Health: Addressing Social Isolation, Loneliness
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The Intersection of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health

(Or, how to work with animals and get paid for it) First Exposure My first exposure to veterinary medicine as a public health discipline was while working in a high-volume spay and neuter clinic. There, I saw hundreds of feral cats come through our trap-neuter-return (TNR) program and be released…

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The Intersection of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
Feral cat with the tip of its left ear removed to indicate it has been trapped and neutered. Image and text from Wikimedia Commons.

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