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What can I do with a Public Health degree?

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By: Dr. Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH & Dr. Susan Buchino, PhD, OTR/L

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About This Webinar

Public Health has always played a critical role in the promotion of health, prevention of diseases and bringing improvement in quality of life. With the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the world the need for public health research & study have grown globally. Public health may sound or mean community clinics or health awareness campaigns to many, but the field is much more than that. Public health professionals are involved in everything from identifying diseases to creating health policy to analyzing health data to managing healthcare institutions. 
The following webinar will help you analyze and learn about these careers and others within the public health discipline. You can learn about the essential functions of public health and various available domains of public health studies needed to enter, advance, and succeed in the field.

Register & Watch this on-demand webinar video titled "What can I do with a Public Health degree? " to start your career towards being a public health professional.

Key takeaways:

  • What is Public Health? Learn about the various functions of public health.
  • Learn about the various public health degree programs offered by University of Louisville.
  • Learn how applicants from diverse academic backgrounds can get involved in public health career.
  • Explore numerous career opportunities in the field of public health.
  • Get answers to your admissions and degree related questions directly from faculty and staff members.

Webinar Speakers

Dr. Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH

Dean, UofL – School of Public Health & Information Sciences

Dr. Blakely is currently the Dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville. His work has targeted maternal, high risk youth and other disadvantaged populations. His publications include: A Pound of Prevention: The Case for Universal Maternity Care in the U.S. published by the American Public Health Association, that stemmed from work that led to legislative change in one state to make prenatal care a right of citizenship. Craig has served on numerous review panels and regularly reviews papers for several journals, including the Journal of Primary Prevention and the American Journal of Public Health. Among others, he sits on the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Board, National Board of Public Health Examiners and Advisory Board for the Nigerian Centers for Disease Control.

Dr. Susan Buchino, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion

Susan Buchino, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. She serves as Assistant Director and Commonwealth Scholar within the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky.

As an occupational therapist, Dr. Buchino provided community reintegration rehabilitation services to adults with mental illness, acquired brain injuries, and intellectual disabilities. She has additionally worked with aging individuals and caregivers to employ strategies to enhance safety and quality of life in the home environment. Dr. Buchino earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University, and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

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About The Institute

University of Louisville (UofL) is a state-supported R1 Doctoral research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. The School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS) is situated in the university's Health Sciences Center in downtown Louisville's medical complex. SPHIS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  The school aims to build a diverse community that is both nurturing and challenging with a philosophy of diversity based on the respect for one another and recognition that each person brings unique attributes, talents, and contributions to the school. SPHIS supports public health practice, education, applied research and community-university health partnerships by building bridges between academia and the “real” world of public health. Many of our public health students have participated in study abroad and currently working on COVID -19 research.

Various online & in-person public health programs intend to offer:

  • BS/BA in Public Health.
  • Master of Public Health.
  • MS in Health Administration.
  • MS in Epidemiology.
  • MS in Biostatistics.
  • MS in Health Data Analytics.
  • PhD Degrees in Public Health Sciences.

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