These public health professionals make an impact in diverse career roles.
When you choose Chamberlain University to earn an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you join a vibrant community of students and alumni dedicating their talents to building healthier communities. They’re doing work that embodies the MPH program’s guiding words: Advocate. Change. Inspire.
They’re making a difference in public health careers in fields like epidemiology, health education and promotion, and disease prevention. And through their efforts, these alumni are using their MPH degrees to help shape healthcare in important and innovative ways. Read on to meet five Chamberlain University MPH graduates and learn about their contributions.
1. Digital Innovation
Monique Babineaux, MPH 2022, is an innovationOchsner (iO) professional health coach for Ochsner Health in Louisiana, providing education to patients in Ochsner’s Connected Stability fall prevention program. Babineaux assisted in the build of the Connected Back program. And as part of her public health role, she created a guide to assist patients with Apple Watch technology. Babineaux previously worked with the Louisiana Department of Public Health.
2. Disease Prevention
Jaada Flannel, MPH 2021, is an epidemiologist in Disease Surveillance Outreach and Prevention for Tarrant County Public Health in Texas. The vision of her workplace is, “A healthier community through leadership in health strategy.” And the mission of her workplace is, “To use our expertise to advance our community’s health through accountability, quality, and innovation.” She upholds and advances that mission using her public health skills and integrative abilities.
3. Survivor Support Services
Marcia Williams Bradshaw, MPH 2020, works with Westchester Medical Center’s Sexual Assault, Abuse and Victims Empowerment Program (SAAVE) as a crisis counselor and advocate. SAAVE offers crisis intervention and counseling services in Westchester County, New York, for people who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and other traumas. Bradshaw bridged her work with SAAVE while completing her MPH practicum with a public health practice helping victims craft personalized safety plans and providing emotional support by accompanying them to medical and legal appointments.
4. Infection Control
Ann Volney-Ross, MPH 2021, is an infection preventionist at the Mount Sinai Health System in Queens, New York. She brings to her role the sum of her experiences in other healthcare disciplines. Volney-Ross previously served as an HIV/AIDS lead specialist midwife in the United Kingdom, providing holistic care and service delivery to diverse communities.
5. Health Education
Berhe Nuguse Godlo, MPH 2020, is the health education coordinator for the Front Range Area Health Education Center (FRAHEC) in Denver. This community health educator’s duties have included mobilizing community COVID-19 vaccination programs, developing COVID-19 community engagement and advocacy for free vaccinations, and providing reliable COVID-19 information and resources. Godlo brings to his role experiences that include teaching biology in Ethiopia, where he lived before emigrating to the United States.
Prepare for a Rewarding Public Health Career
You too can prepare for a career as a change-maker and healthcare shaper by earning Chamberlain’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Our MPH degree program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), which is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit public health schools and public health programs.
Our online MPH program offers you the flexibility to earn a degree while balancing your personal and professional life. There are accelerated, full-time, and part-time options, and coursework is available online 24/7, so you can study when and where it’s convenient for you.
This master’s degree program has a generalist focus, which means the curriculum will help prepare you for a diversity of public health jobs and career roles. You’ll study topics like biostatistics, epidemiology, leadership, healthcare policy, and cultural competency. And you’ll learn from MPH faculty members who are public health thought leaders and experts in the field. To help support you as a real-world professional in your career, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in various leadership opportunities outside of the classroom. You can also begin grant proposal work for your own community to identify intervention and evaluation activities.
Once you’ve completed your MPH coursework, you’ll participate in a practicum opportunity. During this important part of your master’s program, you’ll work with a public health professional to use what you’ve learned in a real-world setting.
And when you’ve earned your online MPH degree, you’ll be ready to claim your place building healthier communities for all residents.
Chamberlain University, an accredited institution, offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs in nursing and healthcare professions. With a growing network of campuses and robust online programs, Chamberlain continues to build on more than 130 years of excellence in preparing extraordinary healthcare professionals.
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), www.ceph.org, Board of Councilors acted at its August 26, 2021, meeting to accredit Chamberlain University's College of Health Professions Master of Public Health (MPH) program for a five-year term. The accreditation term extends until December 31, 2026, pending the program's continued documentation of compliance as required by the Council. The effective date of the program's initial accreditation is December 16, 2019. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and programs of public health. CEPH assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners. For a copy of the final self-study document and/or final accreditation report, please contact Dr. Sharonda Wallace, MPH program dean at MPHProgram@Chamberlain.edu.
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