The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease - Ashley Montagu
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Q: Why did you choose a career in public health?
A: While I was getting a BS in nutrition, I took a few classes in community nutrition, public health, and women’s health – and was just blown away by the work to be done on the policy and planning side to reach communities and prevent problems before they started, instead of waiting to work with people once they were already sick. Based on these insights I started working outside of the nutrition lab to expand my horizons and took a job in the local women’s center. This changed my life and my passion for public health began. I knew we needed to address barriers in policy and education so that we could focus on protecting women and…
When I think about public health I think about preventing diseases, not just putting Band-Aids on them.
“Because the field of public health is so broad, individuals can pursue a variety of career paths in a number of industries,” he says. “There’s really never been a better time than now to pursue a career in public health.”
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