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Student Spotlight: How did Sam Stern Address Physical and Mental Health Care in Workplace Settings?

#UMNMCH student Sam Stern (MPH 2nd year) wrote this reflection on how his deployment with the Minnesota Health Action Group in the Fall of 2019 contributed to his career in MCH. My deployment with the Minnesota Health Action Group was an extremely valuable experience that broadened my knowledge on non-profit health program development. As someone […]


Student Spotlight: How Did Morgan Collins and Lexie Adams use Quantitative and Qualitative Data to Understand the Needs of Hennepin County Residents?

Why were you interested in this deployment? Lexie: I am really interested in child health. This deployment consisted of analyzing and reporting data specific to child and adolescent health in the Twin Cities area. Through this opportunity, I would be able to learn a lot about the children and adolescents in this area, including the […]


Student Spotlight: How Did Madigan Knuth Help Compile and Share Community Recommendations for Title V Grant Priorities?

#UMNMCH student Madigan Knuth (MPH 1st year) wrote this reflection on how her deployment with the Center for Excellence in Maternal and Child Public Health contributed to her career in MCH. During the Fall of 2019, I completed a deployment opportunity through the Center for Excellence in Maternal & Child Public Health. I was tasked […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Doaa Elgaali Gain Systems-Level MCH Knowledge at the Minnesota Department of Health?

#UMNMCH student Doaa Elgaali MPH 2021 wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. Throughout my undergraduate years, policy and government work was not something that had caught my interest. In contrast, it always seemed too complicated, which scared me away. This […]


Faculty Spotlight: Susan Mason, PhD, MPH

Dr. Susan Mason, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. A social epidemiologist, her research focuses on the public health impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), like trauma, neglect and abuse. Susan teaches PUBH 6341: Epidemiologic Methods I. 1. What inspired you to study public health? I have […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Bianca Zarders Support Minneapolis Public Schools by Creating a Minneapolis Vision Health Task Force?

#UMNMCH student Bianca Zarders (MPH 2020) wrote this reflection on how her deployment with the Minneapolis Public Schools Early Childhood Screening has impacted her career in MCH.  Vision Health When I first applied to this deployment during Fall 2018 at the Minneapolis Public Schools Early Childhood Screening (MPS ECS), I had very little knowledge of vision […]


How did Amanda Neubauer’s Experience with the Lactation Advocacy Committee Help Build Her Skills in Advocacy and Policy?

Amanda is a second year MCH MPH/MSW student. Her background is in working with families at nonprofit organizations. Amanda received her BS in Sociology from South Dakota State University. After graduating, Amanda hopes to establish a career in medical social work. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work with families. […]


Student Spotlight Series: How Did Alexandra Gowdy-Jaehnig Create a Toolkit to Provide Health to Justice Involved Youth?

Alexandra is a UMN second-year MPH Maternal and Child Health student with a minor in Health Equity. Children and adolescent health is her main academic and research interest. She is currently a research assistant on a UMN SPH study, ECHO-TIDES II, which examines the effects of environmental exposures on children’s health and development. About MDH’s […]


Student Spotlight: How Has the MCH Program Prepared Mai Vue and Morgan Collins for their Internship at Star Legacy Foundation?

MCH students Morgan Collins and Mai Vue reflect on their internship with the Star Legacy Foundation. What is the Star Legacy Foundation and how did you get involved? The Star Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies. […]


Student Spotlight: How has Liz Corey Addressed 6 MCH Domains through her MDH Deployment?

#UMNMCH student Liz Corey wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in Maternal and Child Health. I didn’t learn that Public Health was a career field until my 5th and final year of studying sociology and anthropology as an undergrad, after taking years […]


Student Spotlight Series: How did Martha Johnson’s Experiences with the Summer Public Health Institute and the Mass Incarceration and Public Health Course Inspire her to Become a Family Defense Attorney?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Bri Warren, Hannah McNamee, Jeanette Fernandez-Baca, and Rachael Mills. The following piece is a reflection written by Martha Johnson about her MCH experiences and what she learned in the […]


Student Spotlight Series: How did Bri Warren’s Work with the Minnesota Expectant and Parenting Student Program Prepare her for Teaching a Women’s Heath Curriculum at Minnesota’s Women’s Correctional Facility?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Martha Johnson, Hannah McNamee, Jeanette Fernandez-Baca, and Rachael Mills. The following piece is a reflection written by Bri Warren (MPH ’19) about her MCH experiences and what she learned in […]


Student Spotlight Series: How did Hannah McNamee Help Create a Women’s Health Curriculum for a MN Correctional Facility?

This Student Spotlight series highlights the course experiences of students in the Incarceration & Health Course taught by Dr. Rebecca J. Shlafer. Other parts of the series include reflections from: Bri Warren, Martha Johnson, Jeanette Fernandez-Baca, and Rachael Mills.The following piece is a reflection written by Hannah McNamee (MPH ’19) about her MCH experiences and what she learned in […]