Professional Development and Research Opportunities

Professional Development

Professional Associations

In addition to skills that are gained through classes and professional development seminars, students benefit greatly from joining professional associations.  These associations offer students opportunities to meet people working in public health, learn about job opportunities, understand trends in the field, and polish communication and presentation skills at annual meetings.  Students are strongly encouraged to become active in any of the following organizations:

Environmental Health Resources:

Public Health Forum

Public Health Forum is a monthly presentation at which students, faculty, and colleagues gather to examine contemporary problems or issues in the public health world. Speakers include public health practitioners and policy experts from around the globe and faculty from other schools of public health and universities. The Forum is held monthly from 12 –1 PM during the academic year in room L-112, and topics for the Forum will be posted monthly throughout the school and medical campus as well as on the SPH website. If you have any questions about the Public Health Forum, please contact Kara Peterson at

Research Opportunities in Environmental Health

The research rotations described below offer valuable experience for all Environmental Health concentrators.  Although primarily designed for MS and PhD students, MPH students are encouraged to get involved.   Some experiences may be used as the MPH practicum requirement.  If you are interested in participating on a research project please contact the listed faculty member.  Each rotation will be initiated with a written agreement between a faculty member and a trainee. No credits will be offered. Current research rotations can be found here.