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de Beaumont Foundation: Students Needed to Participate in Research Project

The de Beaumont Foundation is conducting a pilot research project to examine the academic pipeline for governmental public health departments. They are seeking assistance in recruiting public health students at ASPPH-member institutions to participate in a 1.5 to 2 hour focus group discussion that will be held during the APHA Annual Conference. They are looking to recruit full-time public health students for two focus groups each – one with undergraduates (e.g., BPH, BS) and one with graduates (e.g., MPH, MSPH, MS). The purpose of this research study is to assess student awareness of and interest in governmental public health job opportunities. The facilitated discussion will focus on understanding why more public health trainees are not pursing employment in governmental public health agencies, as well as how this career path can be promoted to individuals with public health degrees, and what obstacles need to be overcome in order to increase representation of individuals trained in public health within health departments. Students do not need to be registered for the APHA Conference or be an APHA member to participate in this research. Questions can be sent by email to Meghan McGinty, Consultant to the de Beaumont Foundation, at: Meghan.mcginty@gmail.com or by phone at 917-204-4272. Sign up here.