Student Testimonials

Christina BaghdikianChristina Baghdikian

"During graduate school, the Risk Science Certificate allowed me to interface with students across the university to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to understanding risk. The skills of communicating across disciplines, risk analysis, and problem-solving in a group are invaluable in the workplace. I would absolutely encourage students to consider this certificate to supplement their coursework for their degree while at the University of Michigan."

--Christina Baghdikian, American Schools and Programs of Public Health Fellow, EPA Office of Research and Development, National Center for Computational Toxicology

Ashley Bienik-TobascoAshley Bieniek-Tobasco

"The Risk Science Center's Risk Science and Human Health Certificate was a very valuable addition to my degree program and my career. Not only did I enjoy the flexibility and practical value of the certificate, but the assocated faculty were fantastic to work with and learn from! This specific certificate was a great way for me to integrate my interests across departments and build a foundation in risk science that is essential for real world environmental health problem solving. The Risk Science Certificate further helped me to better focus my academic interests and was a spring board for my desire to purse a Doctor of Public Health degree at an institution with a strong environmental health and risk science foundation. The certificate is valuable for students who are looking to practice immediately following their MPH or for those who hope to continue into a doctoral degree. The flexibility of the certificate and its associated courses permit students to pursue their own interests and enhance critical problem solving skills all while gaining an understanding of what risk science is and how it works in public health."

-- Ashley Bieniek-Tobasco, DrPH student in Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University