#UMN MCH student Aleksey Mason-Bradach wrote this reflection on her opportunity to complete two deployments with the Minnesota Department of Health and Minneapolis Public Schools. Aleksey’s Deployment with the Minnesota Department of Health My work with MDH has been interesting as I was working alongside a non-profit that was funded through an MDH grant. The […]
Author: Alyse Haven
Student Spotlight: How is Carrie Baranowski helping to integrate family planning services to comprehensive care for local health departments in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin?
#UMNMCH student Carrie Baranowski (MPH 2022) wrote this reflection on how passion for serving underserved populations has steered her career thus far and culminated in enrollment of the UMN MCH Program. Introduction By applying for a Policy, Systems, and Environment grant from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Carrie proposed to change the health care […]
Student Spotlight: How did Rachel Uwimbabazi Develop Educational Materials to Improve Birth Outcomes for an OB Program?
#UMNMCH student Rachel Uwimbabazi (MPH ’21) wrote this reflection on how her coursework, internships, field experience, and culminating experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. About Face2Face During Fall 2020, I applied for a student consultant position with Community Health Initiative (CHI). What appealed to me about CHI is how they partner with […]
Student Spotlight: Meet your Center Research Assistants!
During the Fall 2020 semester, the Center’s three second-year Research Assistants, Laura Villarreal, Emily Reimer and Alyse Haven sat down to reflect on their time as Center RAs and how they have adapted to working during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is your role with the Center? Laura: I am the Research Assistant for the Minnesota […]
Student Spotlight: How Did Emily Reimer Adapt to COVID-related Changes and Challenges During her Title V Internship Experience?
#UMNMCH student Emily Reimer (MPH ‘21) wrote this reflection on how her coursework and applied practice experience have all contributed to her career in MCH. Why I Applied to the Title V Internship Program In January of last year, I decided to apply for the Title V Internship Program, supported by the National MCH Workforce […]
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 Lai Jing Su Grow her Qualitative Research Skills at a Local Nonprofit?
#UMNMCH student Lai Jing Su (MPH 1st Year) wrote this reflection on how her deployment with Find Your Power contributed to her career in MCH. Why did I choose to pursue an MPH in Maternal and Child Health (MCH)? When I first got applied to the University of Minnesota Masters of Public Health Program, I […]
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 […]