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Choosing a College Major

Choosing a College Major

I just love a great video, especially when the advice is similar to what I share with students :). Here is a short (couple of minute) About.com video on choosing a college major. Also included, are similar videos on choosing classes, double majors, etc. I think the...
Pros and Cons of Straight to PhD

Pros and Cons of Straight to PhD

Some students are so excited about starting their careers or worried about losing academic momentum that they want to earn a PhD as quickly as possible. So, they look for PhD programs that accept students without master’s degree. Even though some public health...
The Dual Duel

The Dual Duel

Public health issues can be complex and vast, requiring complex and vast solutions for prevention and treatment. The diversity needed to address these issues is not just within public health, e.g., an epidemiologist working with a registered dietician. We also benefit...

DrPHs Get No(t enough) Respect!

Doctor of Public Health degrees (DrPH) are the Rodney Dangerfields of doctoral programs. They don’t get enough respect! Many people have never heard of them and if they have, they don’t understand the difference between a DrPH and a PhD. While you need to...
PH + MBA = MHA

PH + MBA = MHA

Sometimes, students interested in health care management ask me about the difference between an MHA and an MBA degree. Usually, they are trying to decide between the two or whether it is worthwhile to earn both. There are many differences and similarities between...

Are We Nutritious, Yet?

You may have heard of the popular series of books that started with Eat this, Not That. In general, they compare various aspects of foods in the same category, e.g., the fat content of salads at different restaurants or the number of calories in different hamburgers....
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