I was inspired by my passion for outreach and health education, which was originally rooted in community nutrition back when I was in high school.See full profile
Social and behavioral sciences use different sociocultural and behavioral factors to better understand how healthy environments are sustained among different populations. Students concentrating in these fields learn how community and social factors contribute to a variety of public health solutions and policies.Find Academic Programs in Behavioral and Social Science
Designing a health education campaign is a complex, multi-faceted undertaking. Public health professionals make use of the most recent research findings, educational models, and distribution methods to craft a wide-reaching and effective campaign. Part of a public health education in social and behavioral science is learning to design health education campaigns and see to it that the message – such as: anti-smoking, pregnancy prevention, or anti-drug use – is conveyed clearly and reaches the most vulnerable populations.
Tobacco use is one of the most prominent causes of today’s deadliest diseases. While health officials have made progress in reducing tobacco use in the U.S., many developing countries are seeing increasingly higher smoking rates. In studying smoking cessation programs, public health students become knowledgeable in the roles different cultural factors play in tobacco use and how to most effectively educate populations and communities about the chronic health risks smoking poses.
Although teenage pregnancy rates in the U.S. are higher than in many other developed countries, the number has decreased steadily since 1991. One reason for the lower numbers is well-developed pregnancy education and prevention programs geared toward teenagers. In this course, students gain the tools to understand the variations surrounding teenage behavior across different cultures. This knowledge equips the student to better understand how unwanted pregnancy can be prevented and how sexual education can be successfully applied globally.
A passion for understanding the experiences of people living with chronic illnesses inspired me to study public health. Diabetes is a special area of interest for me. It impacts the well-being of individuals and populations and thus is a significant public health concern.See full profile
What inspired me to study public health is the multifaceted approach involved in solving health problems in a community. As an undergraduate I studied environmental science and had a strong interest in promoting healthy living environments for the underprivileged. As a student in public health I am learning the potential of environmental health to help the most vulnerable; this is what motivates me every step of the way.See full profile
I was first inspired by public health when I was in dental hygiene school. I rotated through various dental mobile vans and health department dental clinics and was exposed to a population of patients whom needed my services more than those I had seen in a private practice office. These experiences inspired me to study the field of public health and pursue a career in dental public health. It is in this field that I find my work to be most appreciated and, in turn, most rewarding.
I was inspired by my community in Harris County, Houston TX. I come from a community that is affected by various chronic diseases and our diet is a huge contributor to our ailment. Because of this, I decided to become an advocate for a healthier generation and lead by example.See full profile
My inspiration to study public health was driven by my love of healthcare, and helping my peers. When I did not get accepted to physical therapy school, my heart was broken. I knew I loved every aspect of healthcare, and I thought that physical therapy was the only option I had to make a difference in others’ lives. I stumbled upon an acquaintance who was studying public health, and he encouraged me to seek more information on schools and what public health was all about. I did some research, contacted some faculty members, fell in love, and immediately knew that everything had worked out like it was supposed to.See full profile