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What are Ten & TwosSM?
For people who are searching for a meaningful career or want to know more about public health
Ten & Twos with Dr. Felicia MebaneSM are brief consultations via Facebook, Twitter and this blog. When folks ask questions about (global) public health careers, degrees, resources, student affairs and more, I share my advice. While I do not intend for my information or advice to be definitive (i.e., I cannot make decisions for you.), I am confident that I can be helpful, and witty and fun .
For people who want a peek into what is happening in public health
There is something here for you, too! Between questions I feature snapshots of different issues, organizations, disciplines, people, programs, policies, opportunities, etc. in public health. I try to be as diverse as possible to show the breadth and depth of global public health and the people who care about it.
Why Ten & TwosSM?
Ten & Twos with Dr. Felicia MebaneSM started in the summer of 2010 with my friends, Joe Whitmore (then a student at Virginia Tech) and Whitney Chrisco (then a student at NC State University). Both Joe and Whitney were also Fellows in the inaugural year of the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program (UNC SPHF).
In the second half of the program, Joe and I regularly took a brief walk in a loop winding through the second floor of the three building of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. During our walks, we would stretch our legs and catch up on recent happenings, and Joe would seek my advice on his career plans or summer projects. To help break up the day, we would take these walks mid-morning and mid afternoon. Eventually, Whitney would ask Joe about his “ten and two o’clocks with Dr. Mebane.”
Inspired by my walks with Joe, I began to think about how I could offer this type of support for other UNC SPHF Fellows and other students or public health professionals at UNC and beyond. I decided that Facebook and Twitter would be great ways for students to connect with me and seek tidbits of advice. I also decided to create a companion blog where I can expand on the Facebook or Twitter responses with more explanation or other connections.
Thus, Ten & TwosSM was born!
Who is Dr. Felicia Mebane?
As a professor and assistant dean for student affairs, I have advised hundreds of current and prospective students about public health and their careers at two of the best schools of public health in the country, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Harvard University. As an expert trained in health policy communications, political analysis and mass media, I know a thing or two about public health issues and how to share what I know to help people.
Whether you are a high school student curious about public health and how to get into a good school, a mid-career public health professional considering a change in careers or just want to stay connected to happenings in public health, I hope to give you a boost along your public health journey!
Felicia Mebane, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Dean for Students, Office of Student Affairs
Director, UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health