Meet our students
Laura Skrip, MPH Candidate
For Laura Skrip, a second-year MPH student, biostatistics is the perfect path for a quantitative thinker to make a difference in the world.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in late 2012, millions of people in Connecticut and neighboring states were left without power and turned to their emergency generators for electricity. But generators come with a risk: carbon monoxide poisoning.
As a first-year M.P.H. student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Charles Felix was looking for an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world health policy issue in Connecticut.
Tayla Ash’s interest in public health stems from her work in day care, where she observed children who hadn’t eaten breakfast before being dropped off for the day.
Until he went to Kenya for his summer internship, Kevin Ho had a hard time believing that people would drink muddy water or use their mosquito bed nets for fishing or as a decoration.
Prior to coming to YSPH, Courtney Armstrong worked for the Veteran’s Administration in Health Services Research and Development.
As a first-year student in the Health Policy Management Department, Corey Aferiat has already had his eyes opened wide through his work with the YSPH Student Consulting Group.
The H1N1 virus hit Wake Forest University hard when Casey Kelley was a resident advisor in her junior year. Through her position, she became a public health educator, helping students avoid the flu and, should they become sick, advising them how to recuperate while living in a dorm.