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Preparing for Graduate Study in Public Health Workshop

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2018 SLI Preparing for Graduate Study in Public Health Workshop

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Preparing for Graduate Study in Public Health Workshop

  1. 1. WELCOMEWELCOME PUBLIC HEALTH 101PUBLIC HEALTH 101
  2. 2. GreetingsGreetings Faculty, Staff, and StudentsFaculty, Staff, and Students Rollins School of Public HealthRollins School of Public Health Emory UniversityEmory University WE “DISCOVERED” PUBLIC HEALTHWE “DISCOVERED” PUBLIC HEALTH Hi
  3. 3. QUIZ:QUIZ: PPublic Health: What is it?ublic Health: What is it? a. An effort to protect, promote, and restore the health ofa. An effort to protect, promote, and restore the health of peoplepeople b. A combination of different sciences, skills, and beliefs thatb. A combination of different sciences, skills, and beliefs that are directed toward maintaining and improving the healthare directed toward maintaining and improving the health of peopleof people c. Activities that attempt to prevent the occurrence orc. Activities that attempt to prevent the occurrence or progression of disease in a populationprogression of disease in a population d. A social institution, a professional discipline, and a type ofd. A social institution, a professional discipline, and a type of practicepractice e. All of the abovee. All of the above (John Last, 2001)(John Last, 2001)
  4. 4. Difference betweenDifference between Clinical and Public HealthClinical and Public Health PracticePractice Clinical Practice:Clinical Practice: Focus is on the individualFocus is on the individual Success = cure of disease orSuccess = cure of disease or restoration of healthrestoration of health Public Health/Population-basedPublic Health/Population-based Practice:Practice: Focus is on the communityFocus is on the community Success = prevention of diseaseSuccess = prevention of disease
  5. 5. ECOLOGICAL APPROACHECOLOGICAL APPROACH
  6. 6. The Ten Public Health Accomplishments of the 20th Century
  7. 7. 10 GREAT PUBLIC HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS10 GREAT PUBLIC HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS UNITED STATES, 1900-1999UNITED STATES, 1900-1999  VaccinationVaccination  Motor-vehicle safetyMotor-vehicle safety  Safer workplacesSafer workplaces  Control of infectious diseasesControl of infectious diseases  Decline in deaths from heart disease and strokeDecline in deaths from heart disease and stroke  Safer and healthier foodsSafer and healthier foods  Healthier mothers and babiesHealthier mothers and babies  Family planningFamily planning  Fluoridation of drinking waterFluoridation of drinking water  Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazardRecognition of tobacco use as a health hazard
  8. 8. ERADICATION OF SMALLPOXERADICATION OF SMALLPOX Last known person in the world to have smallpoxLast known person in the world to have smallpox Merka, Somalia (1997)Merka, Somalia (1997)
  9. 9. Change in Morbidity in Vaccine PreventableChange in Morbidity in Vaccine Preventable Diseases in USDiseases in US (1900-2000)(1900-2000) DiseaseDisease 19001900 SmallpoxSmallpox 48,16448,164 DiphtheriaDiphtheria 175,885175,885 PertussisPertussis 147,271147,271 TetanusTetanus 1,3141,314 PolioPolio 16,31616,316 MeaslesMeasles 503,282503,282 MumpsMumps 152,209152,209 RubellaRubella 47,74547,745 20002000 00 11 6,2796,279 3434 00 8989 606606 345345
  10. 10. Leading Causes of Death in the USLeading Causes of Death in the US 1.1. Heart DiseaseHeart Disease 2.2. CancerCancer 3.3. Cerebrovascular DiseasesCerebrovascular Diseases 4.4. Chronic Lower Respiratory DiseasesChronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5.5. Unintentional InjuriesUnintentional Injuries 6.6. DiabetesDiabetes 7.7. Alzheimer DiseaseAlzheimer Disease 8.8. Pneumonia/InfluenzaPneumonia/Influenza 9.9. Renal DiseasesRenal Diseases 10.10. SepticemiaSepticemia
  11. 11. ““Actual” Leading Causes of Death inActual” Leading Causes of Death in the USthe US (JAMA, 2004)(JAMA, 2004)  TobaccoTobacco  Diet and Physical InactivityDiet and Physical Inactivity  Alcohol ConsumptionAlcohol Consumption  Microbial AgentsMicrobial Agents  Toxic AgentsToxic Agents  Motor Vehicle CrashesMotor Vehicle Crashes  FirearmsFirearms  Sexual BehaviorsSexual Behaviors  Illicit Use of DrugsIllicit Use of Drugs
  12. 12. PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES
  13. 13. West Nile Virus: Approximate Geographic Range ALL HEALTH IS GLOBAL: WEST NILE
  14. 14. All Countries and Territories with Active Zika Virus Transmission Source: CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html)
  15. 15. Never-Ending Public Health ThreatsNever-Ending Public Health Threats Domestic & InternationalDomestic & International
  16. 16. Listeria in Ice CreamListeria in Ice Cream
  17. 17. Peanuts and Salmonella
  18. 18. “more than 40 million people are currently living with HIV, a virus responsible for having created 13 million orphans worldwide” AIDS Research Alliance of America AIDS
  19. 19. CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTIONCHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION
  20. 20. US Adults: 40% Children (2-19): 19% CDC, 2016 OBESITY
  21. 21. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTIONCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION
  22. 22. CANCER PREVENTIONCANCER PREVENTION
  23. 23. DIABETES PREVENTIONDIABETES PREVENTION
  24. 24. ENVIRONMENTAL THREATSENVIRONMENTAL THREATS
  25. 25.  DROUGHTDROUGHT  FIRESFIRES
  26. 26. VIOLENCEVIOLENCE Every year in US: 14,600 homicideEvery year in US: 14,600 homicide deathsdeaths Every hour in World: 35 people areEvery hour in World: 35 people are killed as a direct result of armed conflictkilled as a direct result of armed conflict Every year US: 38,360 deaths fromEvery year US: 38,360 deaths from suicidesuicide
  27. 27. 1.1 billion people without access to clean water. 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. WATER & SANITATION
  28. 28. ACCESS TO HEALTH CAREACCESS TO HEALTH CARE HEALTH POLICYHEALTH POLICY
  29. 29. ACCESS TO HEALTH CAREACCESS TO HEALTH CARE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHREPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  30. 30. Public Health as aPublic Health as a “DISCOVERY PROFESSION”“DISCOVERY PROFESSION”
  31. 31. TICKET TO ENTER:TICKET TO ENTER: Master of Public Health DegreeMaster of Public Health Degree  Normally 2 Years of StudyNormally 2 Years of Study  Often combined (MD, MSN, JD, MBA, PA,Often combined (MD, MSN, JD, MBA, PA, Theology, Ethics)Theology, Ethics)  60 Accredited Schools (100 programs)60 Accredited Schools (100 programs)  Association of Schools and Programs inAssociation of Schools and Programs in Public Health (aspph.org)Public Health (aspph.org)
  32. 32. AREAS OF STUDY ANDAREAS OF STUDY AND PRACTICE IN PUBLIC HEALTHPRACTICE IN PUBLIC HEALTH  BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH EDUCATIONBEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH EDUCATION  BIOSTATISTICS / INFORMATICSBIOSTATISTICS / INFORMATICS  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH  EPIDEMIOLOGYEPIDEMIOLOGY  GLOBAL HEALTHGLOBAL HEALTH  HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENTHEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
  33. 33. EBOLAEBOLA  BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTHBEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH EDUCATIONEDUCATION  Cultural Beliefs and ExposureCultural Beliefs and Exposure  Impact of Fear in PopulationsImpact of Fear in Populations  BIOSTATISTICSBIOSTATISTICS  Statistical Modeling of EpidemicStatistical Modeling of Epidemic  Risk of Infection with ExposuresRisk of Infection with Exposures
  34. 34. EBOLAEBOLA  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH  Quarantine and Waste DisposalQuarantine and Waste Disposal  Environment and Evolution of PathogensEnvironment and Evolution of Pathogens  EPIDEMIOLOGYEPIDEMIOLOGY  Surveillance—Contact TracingSurveillance—Contact Tracing  Cause--Who Is At RiskCause--Who Is At Risk
  35. 35. EBOLAEBOLA  HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENTHEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT  Economics of Drug DevelopmentEconomics of Drug Development  Finance and Delivery of Health ServicesFinance and Delivery of Health Services  GLOBAL HEALTHGLOBAL HEALTH  Organization of Health Delivery SystemsOrganization of Health Delivery Systems  Context of Other Health RisksContext of Other Health Risks
  36. 36. PUBLIC HEALTH ISPUBLIC HEALTH IS COLLABORATIVECOLLABORATIVE AND MULTIDISCIPLINARYAND MULTIDISCIPLINARY
  37. 37. WHATWHAT BACKGROUNDBACKGROUND SHOULD ISHOULD I HAVE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH?HAVE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH?  ALLALL ACADEMIC AND WORKACADEMIC AND WORK BACKGOUNDS ARE VALUABLEBACKGOUNDS ARE VALUABLE  IT DEPENDS…IT DEPENDS…  Behavioral Sciences and Health EducationBehavioral Sciences and Health Education  BiostatisticsBiostatistics  Environmental HealthEnvironmental Health  EpidemiologyEpidemiology  Global HealthGlobal Health  Health Policy and ManagementHealth Policy and Management
  38. 38. FOCUS OF OUR TRAINING?FOCUS OF OUR TRAINING? COMPETENCIESCOMPETENCIES TRAINING TOTRAINING TO DODO SKILLSSKILLS
  39. 39. “Do you think anybody ever really changes?” “I’ve changed a lot in the last year” “I mean for the better!”
  40. 40. Where Do Public HealthWhere Do Public Health Professionals Work?Professionals Work?
  41. 41. Take the Next Step!
  42. 42. What We Offer Degrees •Masters of Public Health (MPH) •Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) •PhD (Through the Laney Graduate School) Departments •Behavioral Science and Health Education •Biostatistics and Bioinformatics •Environmental Health •Epidemiology •Health Policy and Management •Global Health •Executive MPH (distance-based learning for working professionals)
  43. 43. What We Offer Dual Degree Programs •MD/MPH - Medicine and Public Health •MSN/MPH - Nursing and Public Health •JD/MPH - Law and Public Health •MBA/MPH - Business and Public Health •PA/MPH- Physicians Assistant and Public Health •DPT/MPH - Physical Therapy and Public Health •MTS/MPH - Theology and Public Health •MDiv/MPH - Divinity and Public Health •MA/MPH - Bioethics and Public Health •PhD/MPH - Doctor of Philosophy and Public Health •JM/MPH - Juris Masters and Public Health Certificates and Special Programs •Master's International Program with the U.S. Peace Corps •Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology •Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate •Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health Certificate •Mental Health Certificate •Maternal and Child Health Certificate •Human Rights Certificate •Religion and Health Certificate •Injury and Violence Prevention •Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Certificate
  44. 44. Application Requirements • Completed & Verified application with SOPHAS • Applicants may choose up to 3 programs • Pick your top ranked department on the SOPHAS application; once we receive the application we will contact you with instructions on how to apply to your other two choices • Official Transcripts • 2 Letters of Recommendation (up to 3 are accepted) • Standardized Test Scores • Not required for EMPH-Prevention Science and Applied Public Health Informatics • Statement of Purpose and Objectives • Research/Work/Volunteer/Honors
  45. 45. Application Requirements International Students • TOEFL/IELTS scores • Transcripts for non-US universities must be evaluated by WES • Financial certificate  Shows funding for at least one year of study
  46. 46. Application Requirements
  47. 47. Application Timeline • RSPH will only receive applications that have been completed and verified by SOPHAS • SOPHAS requests 2-6 weeks for verification • Priority Deadline is January 5th for all applications • Merit Scholarship consideration • Departments will continue to review applications after the 5th on a space available basis
  48. 48. Application Process *Waitlisted students will receive an email notification and will be forwarded to their 2nd or 3rd choice department where indicated. *Waitlisted students will receive an email notification and will be forwarded to their 2nd or 3rd choice department where indicated.
  49. 49. RSPH Class Profile – Fall 2017 576 1st Year Students 80% Female 43% Students of Color 20% International Students Coming From 42 States 27 Countries 26 Average Age Range 21-65 Average GPAs Undergraduate 3.45 Graduate 3.7 Average GRE Scores Verbal 157 Quantitative 157 Analytical Writing 4.1
  50. 50. Tuition and Fees 2017-2018 Degree Program Length of Degree Program Full Time Semester Rate Master of Public Health (excludes EMPH) 4 Semesters $16,400 Master of Public Health (EPI, GH, GLEPI, HPM) 3 Semesters $22,000 Master of Science in Public Health 4 Semesters $18,900 Dual Degree Program 2 Semesters in Public Health $25,300 Executive MPH Master of Public Health 6 Semesters 9 Semesters 10,900 $1,700/credit hour Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Public Health Part-time students(Enrolled in less than 9 credit hours) Based on the number of credit hours completed per semester $2,000/credit hour This table refers to the 2017-2018 school year and is subject to change for 2018-2019.
  51. 51. Financing Your Degree Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) Award  Over 500 students employed by various agencies  Awarded on a first- come, first-serve basis according to FAFSA completion date Mission-Driven Aid  Former full-time service in PeaceCorps or AmeriCorps Program  Indicate service on admissions application Merit Scholarships  Admissions Application must be complete by priority deadline (January 5th )  Competitive Federal Financial Aid (Complete the FAFSA)  Loans & need based scholarships
  52. 52. Funding Resources & Planning Tips for maximizing funding opportunities Student perspective and advisement External funding resources Budgeting information Contact information
  53. 53. Stay in Touch! General Admissions Questions sphadmissions@emory.edu 404.727.3956 Kara Robinson, Associate Dean of Admission and Student Affairs klbrow2@emory.edu 404-727-3317 ASPPH Resources ASPPH Public Health Academic Program Finders •https://www.aspph.org/ •https://sophas.org/ •This is Public Health Graduate Fairs •https://thisispublichealth.org/events/

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