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Betsey Asher, Admissions Officer/Recruiter

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Kerri Noonan, Associate Director of Admissions

Harvard School of Public Health

Taryn Callahan, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Events

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Melissa Gilmore, Assistant Director of Admissions

Yale School of Public Health



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“Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

Resource: www.whatispublichealth.org

What is Public Health?


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“Public Health” the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

Population

Prevention

Health Promotion

“Medicine”

Individual

Disease

Treatment

VS

Public Health vs Medicine


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How does Public Health affect your life? the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Disaster Preparedness

  • Early testing/screening

  • Cancer Research

  • H1N1


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Core Areas of Study the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Biostatistics - Estimating the number of deaths from gun violence or looking at trends in drunk driving injuries by using math and science is the study of biostatistics. Forecasting scenarios, identifying health trends within the community, explaining biological phenomena, as well as determining the causes of disease and injury, biostatistics are an integral part of public health.

  • Epidemiology - When food poisoning or an influenza outbreak attacks a community, the "disease detectives" or epidemiologists are asked to investigate the cause of disease and control its spread. Epidemiologists do fieldwork to determine what causes disease or injury, what the risks are, who is at risk, and how to prevent further incidences.

  • Environmental Health Sciences - The air we breathe; the water we drink; the complex interactions between human genetics and our surroundings. Environmental health studies the impact of our surroundings on our health.

  • Health Administration - Managing the database at a school clinic; developing budgets for a health department; creating polices for health insurance companies; and directing hospital services all depend on health administrators. The field of health services administration combines politics, business, and science in managing the human and fiscal resources needed to deliver effective public health services.

  • Behavioral Sciences/Health Education - Stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes and HIV/AIDS; helping youth recognize the dangers of binge drinking; and promoting seatbelt use. Behavioral Science/Health Education focuses on ways that encourage people to make healthy choices.

Resource: www.whatispublichealth.org


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Academic Departments/Concentrations the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”


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Before you Apply the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Do your research

  • CEPH accreditation

  • Private vs. Public

  • Research Centers and Affiliations

  • Size of the Institution

  • “If you’ve seen one school, you’ve seen one school.”


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Admission Criteria the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Personalized Statement of Purpose - Why you are applying and how do your research interests “fit” with that particular area of study at that institution?

  • Official Transcripts - Transcripts will be required from ALL courses taken at any institution – this will include summer and non-degree coursework

  • Standardized Test Scores - Take the exam as early as possible.

  • Letters of Recommendation– Your recommender should be able to speak to your academic and research abilities, know your past experience and future goals, and provide examples of your unique qualities.

  • Experience– Work, volunteer, and life experience relays your understanding of and commitment to the profession.

  • Application Deadlines - Vary from school to school and degree to degree


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Admission Requirements the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”


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Relays your understanding of public health the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Community service

  • Paid or unpaid it should demonstrate leadership, direction and commitment to the public health profession

  • Working on issues of health promotion and prevention

  • Research in public health related field

  • Shadowing or working with public health professionals

  • Working for a non-profit involved in public health advocacy

  • Local health department, accredited school of public health or other agency

Prior Experience

Work Volunteer Life


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How to Apply Online the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

www.jhsph.edu/admissions mailman.columbia.edu/experience

  • From the Admissions page, click “Apply Online”

  • Bookmark/Save Logon Information

  • Online: Statement of Goals, CV & Letters of Recommendation

  • Self-Service – Log back in to check application status


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www.sophas.org the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”


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Employment can be found in a variety of areas, including: the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Aging population

  • Behavior-related disorders

  • Bioterrorism

  • Chronic diseases

  • Hazardous chemical & physical agents

  • Health of the impoverished and disadvantaged

  • Maternal & child health

  • New infectious disease

  • Toxic wastes

Career Opportunities


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Source: ASPH the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”


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  • www.whatispublichealth.org the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • www.asph.org

  • www.apha.org (Free day at APHA)

  • www.ajph.org

  • www.publichealthjobs.net

  • www.explorehealthcareers.org

  • www.pathwaystopublichealth.org

  • Career Office Websites

Helpful Websites


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Financial Aid the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • Complete the institution’s financial aid application

  • FAFSA – Request PIN early at www.fafsa.ed.gov Know the school code

  • Have a copy of your taxes for 2010

  • Federal vs. Institutional Aid

  • Merit vs. Need Aid

  • Apply early (01/01/2011)

  • Check application deadlines and form requirements


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  • www.explorehealthcareers.org the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

  • www.pathwaystopublichealth.org

  • www.pdsoros.org

  • www.aauw.org

  • www.lgbtheart.org

  • www.tylenol.com

Funding Resources


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Contact Us the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.”

www.mailman.columbia.edu

[email protected]

(212) 342-5127

www.hsph.harvard.edu

[email protected]

(617) 432-1031

www.jhsph.edu

[email protected]

(410) 614-5056

publichealth.yale.edu

[email protected]

(203) 785-2844


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