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Elliott Bosco

PhD, Health Services Research

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

Public health is all efforts aimed at helping people live their healthiest lives.

2.       What inspired you to study public health?

When I realized that my research could inform policy and thus have an impact at the population level, I knew public health was for me.

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

The most rewarding experience is being able to meet so many passionate students with a variety of interests and work with them on a daily basis.

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 to become fluent in a reference manager.

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

Public health should focus on development and utilization of patient-centered therapies.