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Student Spotlight: How did Love Odetola’s international work inspire her pursuit of an MPH?

Recent graduate Love Odetola (MPH 2016) is passionate about eliminating inequities in maternal and child health (MCH). In this Student Spotlight, Odetola–who won the 2016 President’s Student Leadership and Service Award for her local and international leadership and philanthropic work–discusses her pathway to the UMN’s MCH Program and her work with the World Health Organization (WHO). In […]

Student Spotlight: Why did Kaying Vang-Lor decide to pursue an MPH in MCH?

For Kaying Vang-Lor, choosing the University of Minnesota’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Masters Program was an easy decision. As a mother and nurse, Kaying says, “There is more to healthcare than just the actual practice.” By enrolling as an MCH Masters student, Kaying is hoping to help underrepresented populations have their voice be heard. […]

Student Spotlight: How is Satlaj Dighe using evaluation to impact communities?

by Satlaj Dighe Before joining the University, I was working in the community health sector of India. My work was focused on Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, where I was involved in training, curriculum development, and building management and support system structures for ASHA  (Accredited Social Health Activists), who are Indian government-supported CHWs. ASHAs serve […]

Student Spotlight: How is Mi Lee Helping WIC Participants Have Healthy Pregnancies?

by Mi H. Lee I am currently working with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). WIC is a government-run nutrition program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. One way they achieve this goal is by providing pregnant women with nutrition education, […]