Public health experts find their passion for the field in different places. For Amy Eyler, it was a Discount Drug Mart in Independence, Ohio. Eyler went to college intending to be a physical therap...
Maura Kepper’s research focuses in part on the connections between urban planning and public health, especially when it comes to parental decisions about letting their kids go out to play. What she learned in years of research gained new meaning about two years ago, when her first child was born.Read Story
When she was growing up in North Carolina, Stephanie Mazzucca discovered an interest in food based on family.
“We always cooked a lot,” she recalled. “I was often left to fend for myself and started watching the Food Network and mastering the family red sauce,” a legacy from her Italian heritage. So it wasn’t a big leap to a research focus on nutrition and physical activity for pre-school children, one of her specialties as a new assistant professor at the PRC.Read Story
Brownson says he “stumbled into” public health in Colorado, where he grew up. A triathlete, he became interested in the health effects of the environment and got his PhD in environmental epidemiology at Colorado State University, where he did some of the first studies of secondhand smoke and lung cancer among nonsmokers.Read Story
“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.”Read story
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.Read Story
"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."Read Story
"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."Read Story