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Aerospace Engineer Wants To Create A Safer, Healthier World

Joseph Saleh is fascinated by failure.

“To design things better, you really have to understand how things fail,” said Saleh, a professor of aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

One area of Saleh’s research focuses on spacecraft reliability—essentially how things degrade or fail in orbit—and design. He’s also an expert in… more »

May 2016 Featured Graduates

Posted On April 28, 2016

Congratulations To Our Class of 2016 Graduates May 7 marked the School of Public Health’s 10th Convocation and we’re proud to say that we have the largest graduating class in our history. More than 50 students finished this semester with a Master of Public Health or Ph.D. and more than 60 others will graduate this summer. You can view our more »

Samantha Bourque

Posted On April 28, 2016

Samantha Bourque MPH, Epidemiology

Thesis title:

“The Association between Adolescent Substance Use and Weapon Carrying: Analysis of 2013 YRBS.”

Why study public health?

When Bourque was about 8 years old, she begged her grandmother to go to the hospital. Her grandmother had been in severe pain all day. After hours of pleading, her grandmother finally… more »

Tracy Ayers

Posted On April 28, 2016

Tracy Ayers Ph.D., Epidemiology

Dissertation Title:

“Machine learning approaches for assessing moderate-to-severe diarrhea in children < 5 years of age in rural western Kenya 2008-2012.”

Why study public health?

For Ayers, it was the desire to answer one essential question: Why do health outcomes differ across populations and locations?

“It was like a puzzle I… more »