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Get to Know MPH Students and Alumni
Meet Porsche Clark, MPHUSC MPH Online Graduate, Class of 2016 Concentration: Community Health Promotion
The USC MPH Online program allowed me the opportunity to further my education, while continuing to work in my current field and apply my learning in real time. During my time in the program and in the Health Education and Promotion track I learned how to identify and conduct evidence based research and understand the importance of engaging with the communities you wish to help. I was privileged to receive a stipend in 2015 and attend the national APHA conference in Chicago and was able to connect with other online USC MPH students as well as other public health professionals from around the country. This program offered me the ability to do research with other universities and hospitals during my practicum and my practicum work continued after graduation. I was recently listed as a co-author on two accepted research articles that were published in 2017. Now out of the program, I am taking the concepts and projects started in graduate school and applying them in practice and will be starting my non-profit entitled, “You are Not a Stigma” later this year, which is focused on reducing stigmas in relation to women’s health, intellectual disability, mental health and social economic challenges through education and providing resources.
Meet Alexandra Bodan, MPHUSC MPH Online Student, Class of 2017 Concentration: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Alexandra is one of our grad students, studying Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her area of interest is children’s health and obesity, particularly adolescent children, as many hormonal changes are occurring around this age. She also wants to study factors that contribute to the onset of obesity as adolescents and into early adulthood. After she earns her MPH at USC, she’d like to pursue a PhD in Epidemiology. This will enable her to run research studies while also teaching others who are interested in public health professions. Hear her story now:
Meet Sunil Saith, MD, MPHUSC MPH Online Graduate, Class of 2016 Concentration: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
My time as a resident in our nation's capital during the passage of the Affordable Care Act, inspired me to take a broader leadership role beyond that of a clinician. It was becoming clear that an interdisciplinary approach had been successful in treating important economically-burdensome conditions such as acute decompensated heart failure. The USC MPH online program allowed me the opportunity to enhance my understanding of how biostatistics can help modulate clinical decision-making and identify its limitations. Since completing my degree during my residency, I was able to publish a case report as a lead author, present several posters at my research fair and am currently working on co-authoring a book chapter on the epidemiology of heart failure as a fellow at New York University. The flexibility and support of this program has provided me with the resources that would not otherwise be available to me in a traditional brick and mortar format.
Meet Howard Luong, MPHUSC MPH Online Graduate, Class of 2017 Concentration: Global Health
Being in the Air Force, I travel a lot and I am located in different time zones. This instructors in this program were very understanding and accommodating to my schedule. Through this program, I am able to apply what I learned to help better my interaction with people of different cultures to accomplish defense and national goals. This program also gave me the skills and resources to construct an effective diet and fitness plan for my squadron in which everyone is excelling in their physical training. I have acquired many skills that I will be able to utilize not only in the military but also on the civilian side.
Meet Michael Pham, MPH, NREMT-ParamedicUSC MPH Online Alumnus, Class of 2016 Concentration: Community Health Promotion
I pursued my MPH online with USC in order to supplement my full-time work as a health educator and Director for my own organization and company. The freedom and ability to attend webinars, while communicating with my colleagues online in discussion and group projects, were great opportunities that I truly appreciated. I feel that I was able to succeed and learn as much as a full-time student on campus. The program allowed me to see the effectiveness of a distance program for working professionals, as well as fostering the same development and professional growth as any other student. Moreover, the USC faculty were committed and invested in my learning. I truly have valued every opportunity that came my way as a MPH online student. While far from Los Angeles county, I was still able to meet with professors and attend events through USC!
Meet Jenevieve S. Kincaid, MD, MPH, RNUSC MPH Online Graduate, Class of 2016 Concentration: Global Health
Meet Karren Wong, MPHUSC MPH Online Graduate, Class of 2015
Concentration: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Meet Careen Caputo, MPH, ODUSC MPH Online Student, Class of 2017 Concentration: Global Health
Meet Jonathan Robinson
Concentration: Global Health