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“I am very passionate about improving poor maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes, especially maternal and neonatal deaths in low-income countries. This passion motivates me to continue working to find the best solutions to alleviate these outcomes and tailor them to different communities and contexts both in the US and abroad.”

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Salvo’s affinity for active transportation fits right in with her research focus on how urban design influences health and contributes to health disparities in different ways around the world.

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Growing up in Curitiba, Brazil, he found at an early age that he enjoyed exercise. He began running, and studied martial arts, earning a 4th degree black belt in Taikwondo. Now physical activity is an integral part of his work as well, as he looks for ways to make cities better places to practice active lifestyles.

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"I first became interested in pursuing public health when I was working as a clinical research coordinator in oncology. I witnessed many disparities in healthcare access and treatment, which led me to want to research prevention and improve access to care".

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"After a study abroad trip...I saw how multiple factors can influence emergency medicine...getting an MPH will help guide my career towards program planning and outcomes measurement"

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Peg Allen worked initially as a nurse before deciding she wanted to become involved in preventing disease rather than just treating it.

 

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Rachel Tabak’s research is focused on helping families become healthier through better eating and physical activity, with a central goal of preventing obesity.

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"Many of the causes of diseases we see today in our nation are preventable. By focusing on prevention, we reduce spending on healthcare for avoidable diseases that improve health outcomes and quality of life. Therefore, it has been a passion of mine to improve health outcomes through prevention measures and addressing healthcare disparities in underserved communities."

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Public health experts find their passion for the field in different places. For Amy Eyler, it was a Discount Drug Mart in Independence, Ohio.

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"I've always been concerned with the well-being of those around me. It started with me being concerned about my family's well-being, and then grew from there."

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"As a kid, I was really blessed to have great public schools, public libraries, and public parks as part of my life. Those public spaces shaped me, and I'm passionate about making sure that they are top notch, accessible, and available to every single kid today."

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