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Dr. Jordan Ferguson knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the healthcare profession. Now a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Akron Children's Hospital, he participated in the Summer Session in Epidemiology at Michigan Public Health to hone his skills and continue his education.
Seeing a pattern of poor health outcomes, Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb wanted to do more to improve health policy in his state. Holcomb describes how he’s since become a better legislator, and a better leader, through his training in public health.
Attending graduate school wasn’t always something that Catherine Garber thought would be obtainable. “Luckily, the University of Michigan School of Public Health has great funding opportunities that helped make my dream of getting a Master of Public Health possible,” said Garber, who is a member of the graduating Class of 2023 after earning a master’s degree in Health Behavior and Health Education.
Lauren MacConnachie’s personal and professional experiences led her to be deeply interested in public health. Now, she is graduating with a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In the fall, she will remain at the Michigan Public Health as she begins her pursuit of a doctorate degree in Epidemiology.