Upcoming event provides public health insights

Stevenson hosts an information session on public health related careers.

Stevenson hosts an information session on public health related careers.

The School of the Sciences will host an information session focused on public health on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the SoLVE Center (124C) from 1-4 p.m.

Dr. Megan Latshaw (left) and Dr. Marsha Wills-Karp (right) will be answering student questions about careers in the public health sector.

The purpose of the event is to provide students pursuing a career in public health insights about breaking into the industry.

According to Melissa Craig, assistant to the dean of the School of Sciences and one of the event’s lead organizers, the session is organized as a presentation which will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The event is organized through connections made through the Provost’s office.

Two professors from the John Hopkins School of Public Health will meet and advise the students about how to pursue a career in public health.

Dr. Marsha Wills-Karp, chair of the JHU Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, has focused her research on genetic diseases such as asthma. She has also written about molecular mechanisms and their potential to cause allergic reactions.

Dr. Megan Latshaw, the Co-Lead of the JHU Environmental Challenges Focus Area, works to improve health through the environment for the benefit of the public, organizations and lawmakers. Her research interests include energy, biomonitoring and climate change.

While stressing that students do not have to register for the event, Craig emphasized the event is for students interested in pursuing a career in the public health industry. The event is hosted in collaboration with Erika K. Dumke, the health professions advisor, to share with the students with whom she works in the pre-health advising group.

Students interested in attending the event can contact Craig by campus email.