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Kristi Thomas, MPH '22

Pandemic Galvinizes Dentist to Study Public Health

Kristi Thomas

As much of our society began to shut down in April 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristi Thomas was just gearing up to take on a new chapter in her career. She is now earning her MPH in Population and Health Sciences while she continues to lead the University of Michigan School of Dentistry's Community Dental Center.

Erin Wilkie online MPH student, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Room to Grow: MPH Student Is Discovering Interests with Generalist Program

Erin Wilkie

Erin Wilke had a great job in a state she loved, but she wanted to grow. After completing a bachelor's degree in public health, she started working as a research coordinator within the orthopedic department of the Medical University of South Carolina. She did not want to uproot her life.

Sarah Gharib

The Safety of Workers, the Health of Populations

Sarah Gharib

Want to spend lots of time outside, meet new people, and see engineering and business processes from the inside out? Then consider studying industrial hygiene, says Sarah Gharib, who reminds us that environmental health sciences is not only an exciting field but one that empowers you to apply your science and engineering skills to help people.

Nathan Clayton, online MPH student

From CDC to MPH: Real-World Work Inspires Desire for Greater Impact

Nathan Clayton

After graduating college, Nathan Clayton entered into a world of disease prevention he never expected to be a part of. Since then, he’s assisted in containing the spread of several illnesses in his role with the CDC. Now, he’s working to complete his MPH so that he can do even more for public health.

Mark Anderson

Never Stop Learning: Physician's Pursuit to Always Be Better

Mark Anderson, MD

What does an established physician have to gain from going back to school to earn an MPH? According to Mark Anderson, participating in the Population and Health Sciences program earns him the ability to stay pertinent in the advancing world of health care.