APHA Biosketch: Alex Bryan
Involvement in APHA-SA: Development Committee Chair (2011)
School: Thomas Jefferson University
Department: Jefferson School of Population Health
Degree Program: MPH candidate, expected graduation 2012
Practice/Research Interests: Primary care restructuring, health care reform, health policy.
Plans after school: I am hoping to become a physician so that, in addition to the understanding and involvement in population health issues which my public health education allows, I can also administer care on a personal level.
Personal Statement about APHA-SA: The Student Assembly of the APHA provides several great opportunities which I hope to take advantage of during my time studying public health. Firstly, it provides a starting point for finding the internships, fellowships and mentoring that will help me transition from a student to a practitioner in the field. And secondly, the Student Assembly serves as a great way to meet and work with other students across the country. Because of the broad national, even global, nature of public health and the issues it addresses, I am very happy to have this chance to learn how to work on a national level with students who share my interests. I would encourage anyone else with an interest in public health to use the opportunities the Student Assembly provides, whether it be for finding new opportunities in the field as pre-professionals, or networking and collaborating across the country as we learn how to be more effective agents of public health.