Student Profiles

Want an inside perspective? Read what these degree candidates did, learned, and found most helpful in their practicums.


Whitney Taylor

MPH Candidate, Social & Behavioral Sciences

As a Summer Associate at the Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC), I worked on the Youth to Health Careers (Y2H) summer enrichment program, which aims to orient underserved teens from the Boston area towards health careers. I assisted instructors in their classes, supervised students, designed curricula, and delivered a five-week substance abuse class for students. Read more…


Aya Obara

MPH Candidate, Environmental Health

As an intern with the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Program (EMMCP), I worked with three municipalities to monitor the growth of mosquito larvae in above-ground storm water collection structures. The outcomes were presented to local conservation administrators, and assessed whether more rigorous regulation of these structures is needed to prevent the development of vectors of diseases such as Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile Virus. Read more…


Mike Tobias

MPH Candidate, Biostatistics

As an intern with the Center for Global Health & Development, I worked at the ZAmCat project. It is a clinical trial comparing mortality rates in infants where chlorhexidine has been applied to the umbilical stump versus the standard practice of keeping the stump dry. The trial involved about 43,000 women all over the Southern Province of Zambia. Read more…


Mary Hanley

MPH Candidate, Global Health

As a summer intern, I assisted the Principal Investigator in evaluating the Women of Means health-care delivery model, which provides free health care to homeless women in Boston’s shelters. Read more…


Aude Sicsic

MPH Candidate, Biostatistics

As a Prometrika intern, I performed the tasks of a biostatistician in a contract research organization: writing a statistical analysis plan, performing a literature search, reviewing data validation guidelines and data management plans, and writing analysis file specs. My practicum project consisted of writing a ‘mock’ protocol for a drug of my choosing. Read more…