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Professional Development

Professional Development

The Center for the Study of Human Health prepares alumni for a broad range of opportunities, including competitive professional and graduate schools, and careers in health science, research, education, policy, entrepreneurship, and communications among others.

Career Workshops with Graduate Students

For students interested in graduate studies, the Center for the Study of Human Health hosts a number of workshops during the academic year, including a panel with current Emory graduate students. 

Current Graduate Partners in Health include Miranda Cook (PhD candidate in Nutrition and Health Sciences), Abidemi Fasanmi (PhD/MPH dual-candidate in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and Public Health-Global Health), Jessica Libow (PhD candidate in English), Katie Micek (MPH candidate in Global Health), Arielle Nelson (Master’s candidate in Development Practice), Aaron Blakney (MSPH candidate in Environmental Health-Epidemiology), and Sarah Connolly (PhD/MPH dual-degree candidate in Immunology and Global Epidemiology). 

Pathways in Health Seminar Series

Through informal conversations with prominent leaders, the Pathways in Health Series highlights contemporary health careers in academia, medicine, business, media, technology, policy, and the humanities.

Recent guests speakers include Carmen Villar (VP Social Business Innovation, Merck Foundation; Former Chief of Staff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Dr. Vanessa Kerry (Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Founder & CEO, Seed Global Health), and Dr. Isabella Danel (Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization).

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a diverse representation of Human Health leaders that serve as a liaison between the students, faculty, and administrators of the Center for the Study of Human Health. The SAB plans and facilitates Center events, programs, and initiatives that support the interests of current and prospective students. In addition to strengthening student engagement, members of the SAB develop critical professional, leadership and advocacy skills. 

Featured Program: Hosted by the SAB, the Annual Peer Leaders & Professors Reception is an opportunity for students to connect with faculty in an informal setting.