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Career Crossroads

As a “seasoned veteran” of the public health academic circuit, my one message for prospective students is that there is no one right way to pursue a career in public health, and no one pathway that ensures career success. Rather, many circuitous routes offer amazing opportunities to ensure you are [...]

Career Path, Global Health, PhD|

EVENT FEATURE: How to cure our fear of death? Using public art for public health

Image courtesy of Corbett Fogue Event Feature DYING. An event series exploring death through the lens of design and art, running during the DesignTO Festival ​January 18 - 27 2019 Death and dying in Canada is slowly becoming a public health crisis. In Ontario, end-of-life care costs upwards [...]

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2018 Year in Review

This year was our second year of running the PH SPOT platform. From the emails you have sent us, to the social media shout-outs, and the rare times I run into a PH SPOT follower, you've shown me the value that PH SPOT brings to the public health community. Thank [...]

PH SPOT|

Healthy and Happy Living

I absolutely love helping people and knew I wanted a career where I could do this every day.  After graduating from Stonehill in 2012 as an Interdisciplinary Health Sciences major, I went on to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) where I enrolled in a dual degree program [...]

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How to succeed in your post-MPH career search: A Recent Graduate’s Perspective

Looking for a position during or after completing your MPH degree can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming, especially while simultaneously trying to write a thesis, attend classes, complete homework assignments, work, volunteer, and take care of personal responsibilities- among many other commitments. However, there are ways to alleviate the stress and [...]

Job search|

Public Health Vs. Infection Control (Part 3): Applying Public Health Sciences to Hospital Infection Control

This is a 3-part series written by Madison Moon and Alice Silva, who are both Infection Control Practitioners – read part 1 and part 2. Part 3 is written by Alice. I completed my MPH at Queen’s University with a specialization in Epidemiology. It was there during my communicable disease, epidemiology, prevention [...]

Public Health Vs. Infection Control (Part 2): Applying Public Health Sciences to Hospital Infection Control

This is a 3-part series written by Madison Moon and Alice Silva, who are both Infection Control Practitioners - read part 1 here. Part 2 is written by Madison. I discovered infection control while focusing my MPH studies on biostatistics with the initial goal of developing and maintaining robust data management and [...]

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