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Oluwadamilola Obalana: Taking Public Health Out of The Classroom

April 10, 2024
Oluwandamilola Obalana, MS ’24 (PH), was on track to be a medical professional—until she realized she wanted to prevent people from getting sick instead of treating them. Now she researches maternal and child health and leads on the Utah Society for Public Health Education board.
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Student Strives to Improve Quality of Life in Nepal, Starting with Her Own

February 27, 2024
A public health student went to Nepal to make a change; she didn’t know her own heart would be first on the list.
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Translating the Art of Medicine

February 26, 2024
Maggie Scribner (PH ‘23), a passionate PA in training, conducted an award winning study as an undergraduate. The study highlights barriers to the use of professional medical interpretation services for Spanish speakers.
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Handcrafting Access to Global Health

February 16, 2024
Melissa Levy helps lift thousands of people out of poverty by empowering 2,919 artisans in nearly 20 countries through her company Ethik.
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Getting Diabetics Back on Their Feet

June 09, 2023
Andrew Hillier and Seth Huber combine public health and engineering at BYU to speed up healing for the foot ulcers of people with diabetes. The students' foot braces take stress off the foot and reduce the need for amputation.
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The Role of Male Engagement in Female Economic Empowerment: A Collaboration with Grameen Foundation

February 24, 2022
Standing before a new crop of graduate students, professor Benjamin Crookston assigned a “challenge paper” to those sitting in his introductory class to the public health master’s program. After listing four relevant issues, he asked the class to select one, research the topic, and identify ways to address the issue. After careful review, the class chose to address male engagement in female economic empowerment. With Crookston’s help, these six BYU graduate students worked with the Grameen Foundation to create an evidence review on the issue.
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