Boonshoft School of Medicine event to spotlight in-demand public health career opportunities

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

The Master of Public Health Program in Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine will celebrate National Public Health Week with Public Health Careers 101 on Thursday, April 6, in the Gandhi Auditorium in White Hall.

The career and networking event will explore the many career opportunities pursued by those working in public health. Attendees will also be able to connect with Wright State public health alumni, many of whom are leaders in Ohio, and learn about employment and internship opportunities.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a networking session and light refreshments, followed by a panel discussion at 6:15 p.m. Participants will also have time to speak with the panelists and other public health professionals attending the event.

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Panelists include Wright State Master of Public Health graduates Erik Balster ’10, health commissioner, Butler County Health Department; Matt Clayton ’22, health commissioner, Springdale Health Department; Fabrice Juin ’20, program manager, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Regional Equity Initiative; Roopsi Narayan ’14, product owner, Premier Health; and Casey Smith ’17, account and project manager, Ascend Innovations.

Alexis Marrin, third-year medical student and M.P.H. candidate, will moderate the discussion.

Representatives from other agencies, like Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County, will participate in the networking session.

“The format of the event is set up to increase awareness about the many different opportunities, both entry-level and advanced, in the profession, as well as give individuals ample opportunity to expand their professional network,” said Marietta Orlowski, chair of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences in the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Wright State’s public health program is nationally accredited and provides flexible classes from diverse faculty and in collaboration with local public health leaders to prepare students with specialized skills like epidemiology and public health leadership. Students can earn an undergraduate and graduate degree, a minor or a certificate.

For more information, contact Lori Metivier at or 937-775-1427.

Public Health Careers 101 is presented by Delta Omega Master of Public Health Honor Society Gamma Alpha Chapter.

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