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Sabera Saleh

MPH, Health Education and Behavioral Sciences

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

Public Health is shaping the future, for a brighter, more healthy tomorrow.

2. What inspired you to study public health?

After visiting a small, under privileged community in Honduras I understood that Public Health is the most important area of study that I could use to one day help another human being.

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

My most rewarding moment so far has been implementing a tobacco prevention program in a high school in Bali, Indonesia.

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

Public Health is not for the weak, only go after public health if you truly have a passion for the field.

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

I think tobacco has taken a back seat in the last couple of years and people have become complacent, the tobacco issue, however, is no where close to being solved and more time and effort should be put into the area.

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