2020 Local Health Department Event with Teresa Long, MD, MPH

Dr. Teresa Long

The Public Health Interest Group would like to invite all to attend our first public event on Tuesday, September 29th noon-1 pm via Zoom with Teresa Long MD, MPH, former health commissioner of Columbus. Dr. Long began her career in public health as a physician specialist at San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, where she created innovative perinatal AIDS guidelines. She later joined Columbus Public Health in 1986 as assistant health commissioner and medical director, and in 2002 became health commissioner of Columbus. This event will be recorded. Register here:

2020 M1 Representatives

Check out this year’s M1 Representatives!

Allison Yan graduated with an MSc in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University and is interested in infectious diseases epidemiology, addressing health disparities in migrant communities, & the anthropology of global public health.

Hayley Dunlop graduated with her MPH from the University of Edinburgh and is interested in cancer epidemiology and alleviating disparities in cancer care globally.

Alexia Martin received an MPH from the University of Minnesota in epidemiology with a minor in biostats. She’s interested in integrating public health into clinical care to promote health equity & improve patient outcomes (and stats).

Amanda Woo graduated with her MPH in health policy from Harvard. She is interested in women’s health & reproductive rights and using health policy to help underserved women.

Shuchi Sharma graduated from Arizona State with a bachelor’s in computer science. Shuchi would like to pursue interdisciplinary research that combines computer science, public health, & medicine.

Kristyn Brundidge received her B.A. in Neuroscience at Columbia. She’s researched social determinants of health in urban pediatric and geriatric communities and plans to use public health in public policy and advocacy work.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values for 2020

Mission: To facilitate opportunities and raise awareness of public health research, education, and practice for medical students.

Vision: To expose medical students to public health and foster leaders in public health and preventive medicine.

Values: Mentorship, Evidence-Based, Humanism, Equity, Pragmatic, Accessible, Conscientious, Justice, Sustainable

Elli Schwartz – Pre-Med in Public Health Champion of the Year

2020 Pre-Med in Public Health Champion of the Year Elli Schwartz

Elli Schwartz is an undergraduate student at OSU (Class of 2020) majoring in public health and minoring in neuroscience. She has conducted research on progressive multiple sclerosis, tobacco licensing laws, and acute HIV. Elli serves as the president of the Public Health Student Leadership Council and the VP of Research and Analytics of ENCompass, a student organization that connects members of the Columbus community to resources that address the social determinants of health. She also leads a program focused on increasing the awareness and availability of Naloxone/Narcan in high-risk neighborhoods of Columbus. After graduation, Elli plans on pursuing a dual degree in medicine and epidemiology. Please join us in congratulating Elli!

Thank you Dean Fairchild!

We want to make a special post to thank Dean Fairchild of the College of Public Health for meeting with us and discussing her goals for the partnership between the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health! We especially want to thank the Dean for her commitment to reproductive health as Madison Martinez leads a movement toward providing free menstrual products in the College of Public Health bathrooms!