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Ebony Toussaint

PhD, Health Services

1. In one sentence, what is public health to you?

Public health is about reaching people where they are with the best health information and health care resources.

2. What inspired you to study public health?

My faith and my culture inspires me to study public health.

3. What has been the single most rewarding experience of your career/studies so far?

The most rewarding experience of my studies so far was working on Capitol Hill with my former professor/mentor.

4. What is the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were starting out in public health?

I wish someone would have told me that I can design the public health career that I desire.

5. What do you think is the biggest challenge that the public health field should be focusing on?

Public health should be focused on health equity and the social determinants of health.

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