APHA-SA: Biosketch Daryl Johnson

 

 

Involvement in APHA-SA: Advancement Committee Co-Chair (2013-present)

School: Long Island University (LIU), Brooklyn Campus

Department: Public Health

Degree Program: MPH in Health Education, Advocacy and Communication

Practice/Research Interests: Maternal & Child Health, Emergency Preparedness, Health Care Disparities and Inequality, Health Education and Promotion, and Adolescent Health

Other Leadership Activities: Newsletter Committee Co-Chair for the Public Health Club at Long Island University

Plans after school: Upon completion of my MPH in Health Education, Advocacy and Communication, I hope to attain a position as a public health professional utilizing my past experiences in conjunction with my new skill sets attained during my academic pursuit in public health.

Personal Statement about APHA-SA: While working on completing my first year in my MPH program at LIU, I very much wanted to begin to get involved in the public health community and begin networking with other students and seasoned professionals.  My program advisor strongly suggested becoming a member of APHA and so I did.  I began receiving emails and noticed one advertising for committee positions within APHA Student Assembly (SA). I made the decision to apply after reviewing all the available positions and deciding where I could contribute the most.  I knew I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Upon returning from the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston I came back more excited then ever to begin my service.  APHA-SA is the nation’s largest student-led organization dedicated to serving students in public health and related disciplines.  The mission of APHA-SA is to improve the future of public health by promoting excellence and professional development for students in public health and related disciplines.  With such a powerful network of people and opportunities, this seemed like the absolute best way for me to dive into my new career and get started.  I encourage anyone who really wants to get the most out of their experience as a student to become involved with APHA-SA as early as possible.  Creating and maintaining relationships is vital to both success within the workforce and success as a public health professional.

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Last Update 11/30/2013