Wright State to hold public health careers panel and networking event

Public Health Careers 101 will include a panel discussion with Wright State Master of Public Health alumni.

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will host Public Health Careers 101.

Are you currently studying public health or in a program that pairs well with public health? Are you already established in a career but interested in working with public health? Then Public Health Careers 101 is for you.

This interactive virtual event will take place Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7.

Registration is required to attend. Register at https://bit.ly/PublicHealth101_register. Registration will close on Friday, Oct. 29. The meeting link will be sent following registration.

“This will be a great opportunity to connect with local public health leaders and professionals, as well as other students interested in public health careers,” said Marietta Orlowski, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of population and public health sciences and director of the Master of Public Health Program.

Attendees will be able to connect with Wright State public health alumni, many of whom are leaders in public health in Ohio; explore careers in the field of public health; and learn about employment and internship opportunities for students.

Public Health Careers 101 will include a panel discussion with public health professionals all of whom earned their Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. They will share their experiences working in the field, as well as the vital role Wright State’s MPH Program played in their careers and their growth as public health leaders. Panelists will also promote their employers’ open positions and internship opportunities.

“The goal of the panel is to raise awareness about the various professions within public health. We are also trying to highlight the roles of our M.P.H. graduates in health care and nonprofit organizations,” Orlowski said.

Panelists include Denisha Porter ’06, executive director, All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition at Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Dustin Ratliff ’14, supervisor of planning and analytics, Warren County Health District; Fabrice Juin ’20, project manager, Local Office of Minority Health, Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County; Roopsi Narayan ’14, system director, Premier Health Partners, Fidelity Health Care; Sierra Flowers ’20, SARs-CoV-2 epidemiologist, Ohio Department of Health.

Michael Dohn, M.D., medical director of Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County, will serve as the event moderator.

The panel discussion will be followed by breakout sessions to promote networking and more direct communication with the panelists and other public health professionals attending the event.

For more information, contact Camille Edwards, public health workforce and community engagement director at Wright State, at camille.edwards@wright.edu.

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