A note from your Director:
As we all manage the upheavals and implications of the coronavirus pandemic on our individual, family, and community lives, I want to thank all the Global Health students, past and present, who have reached out to tell me how much their studies of Global Health at UO have helped them navigate the ever-changing news of epidemiological curves, community transmission, and social distancing policies that we are all living through in response to the pandemic. While the health system, economic, and social impacts of this outbreak can feel overwhelming at times, I am confident that the tools of interdisciplinary, critical, and humanistic thinking about global public health problems that students learn through the UO Global Health minor offer concrete ways to address public health challenges globally and locally, now and in the future. I encourage students to reach out to me this term for any academic or professional advising questions (you can find me in Teams Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3pm PST), and to talk with your Global Health Undergraduate Advisor, Neti Gupta (submit an appointment request on our Advising page). We are here for you this term, even remotely, and we very much look forward to seeing where your studies in Global Health take you going forward. There has never been a more relevant time to study global public health.
The following is a list of virtual workshops held by Unite For Sight®, “a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness.”
Check out their website for more details and to register.
Leading and Following with Humility and Integrity Panel 11:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time on May 13Andrea Coleman, Founder and CEO, Two Wheels for Life; Co-Founder and CEO, Riders for Health Ana Rowena McCullough, Co-Founder and CEO, QuestBridge Richard Skolnik, Former Director for HNP, South Asia Region at the World Bank; ...
Riley Shaffer graduated last spring with a double major in International Studies and Spanish and a minor in Global Health. She’s spent the last year in Los Angeles as a residential counselor at a treatment center for teens with mental health, behavioral, and substance use issues. She recently committed to Boston University to pursue a Master of Public Health degree.
Riley answered a few questions about her takeaways from UO and what her future at Boston University and after holds.
Why did you decide to pursue an MPH at Boston University and what do you hope to learn there?