Maddie Douglass: What Problem Do I Want to Solve?

Posted in Bachelor of Health Science in Public Health

Maddie Douglass Major: Bachelor of Science in Public Health Minor in Public Service & Leadership Hometown: Bloomington, IL  Q: How would you define Public Health in your own terms? A: I would define public health as helping entire communities of people become healthier mentally, emotionally, and physically. It focuses a lot on social justice issues and making sure everyone has the resources available to them to be the healthiest they can be. Q: How did you become interested in Public Health? Was there a specific person or event that sparked your interest? A: I became interested in public health work after reading the book Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. The book is about an anthropology-focused doctor who started many health clinics and public health programs in a rural village Haiti. It showed me the importance and need of focusing on the health of a population in order to help...

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