APHA-SA: Biosketch Brittany Marshall
Involvement in APHA-SA: Past Chair (2012-Present), Chair (2011-2012), Chair-Elect (2010-2011), Student Meeting Director (2010), Action Committee Co-Chair (2009-2010)
School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Department: Public Health Education
Degree Program: DrPH in Public Health Practice
Practice/Research Interests: Health care disparities, health policy, international health, and infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB
Other Leadership Activities: Texas Public Health Association Student Section (2012-2014 Board Member), CDC Public Health Associate Program Alumni Association (2012-2013 Treasurer), UNTHSC Student Leadership/Professional Development Fund Member (2012-2013 PHSA Representative), Florida Public Health Association Student Section (2011-2012 Immediate Past President, 2010-2011 President, 2009-2010 President-Elect)
Plans after school: Upon completion of my DrPH in Public Health Practice, I aspire to continue my career within the federal government as a Public Health Advisor within the STD Program. I also wish to gain practical, hands on public health experience in an international setting so that I may ultimately work for the Global AIDS Program
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: During my first semester of my MPH program, I was eagerly looking for ways to become involved within public health and network with other students as I was a distance learning student at the time. I received an email advertising open positions within APHA Student Assembly, I thought to myself "Why not?" and filled out an application. Little did I know I this was going to be the beginning of my whirlwind journey through APHA Student Assembly, first as Action Committee Co-Chair, followed by Student Meeting Director, Chair-Elect, Chair, and now Past Chair! APHA Student gives students across the nation the opportunity to come together to share their thoughts and experiences within the public health field and I am proud to be part of a great organization which lets me practice servant leadership on a daily basis by serving my peers as a board member. There are a vast amount of opportunities for personal and professional growth within APHA through networking and mentoring and that is one of the most exciting aspects of the organization. I know that APHA Student Assembly has certainly helped me grow in these areas! Therefore, I encourage you to go out on a limb as I did and jump right into one of our many leadership positions. In an organization of over 7,000 public health students, there is definitely A LOT to do and something for everyone! It is my hope that the APHA Student Assembly inspires you to become a public health advocate in all that you do, as it has inspired me! Remember…Public Health is EVERYWHERE!
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Last Update 11/02/2012