Meet Our Inspiring Students

Amna Tariq

Posted On April 27, 2017

Amna Tariq MPH, Epidemiology

Thesis title:

“Determining the predictors of the adverse pregnancy outcomes in women complaining about the vaginal discharge.”

Why study public health?

Tariq began her career as a dental surgeon in her home country of Pakistan.

“I went into the dental field because I like beautiful smiles,” she said. But she… more »

Jacob Allen

Posted On April 27, 2017

Jacob Allen MPH, Biostatistics

Thesis title:

“Medicaid Expansion and Hospital Closures: Examining Hospital, County, and State Effects in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act”

Why study public health?

Allen said his interest in public health began with a deep rooted interest in statistics.

“Although I often hear that people have a fear of the topic,… more »

Matt Jackson

Posted On April 27, 2017

Matt Jackson Ph.D., Health Services and Policy Research

Dissertation title:

“An Examination of the Gender Disparities in Receiving Diabetes-specific Healthcare Services”

Why study public health?

Before enrolling in graduate studies in public health, Jackson worked for more than a decade as a construction estimator, calculating the cost of home building and industrial electrical… more »

Naeshia McDowell

Posted On April 27, 2017

Naeshia McDowell MPH, Epidemiology

Thesis title: 

“An Examination of the Association between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Educational Outcomes among Children Ages 6-17.”

Why study public health?

McDowell said she was drawn to public health because of her desire to be a problem-solver and an advocate for children.

“I wanted a career that compelled me… more »

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