From April, 2013

Targeting Obesity in a NYC Public School: My Practicum Experience

Christine Raper, MPH ’13 in Sociomedical Sciences With a background in psychology, education, leadership, and now public health, I have always had a passion for teaching others. I previously worked with students in all grades of the K-12 sector and at colleges and universities, so I have always been interested in how people learn information and apply the knowledge they have attained. At the beginning of my second semester at Mailman, I was able to find a practicum experience that perfectly matched my personal and professional interests. In January 2012, I began a one-year practicum at P.S./I.S. 187 Hudson Cliffs…

SHARE’s Spring into Service: Alternative Spring Break

Spring break was about more than just rest and relaxation for members of the student group SHARE (Strengthening Healthcare through Actionable Research and Evidence). For us, it was time to spring into service, working with City Harvest and Habitat for Humanity to give back to the New York City community. The two projects were part of an alternative spring break initiative. Supplying Fresh Food in Queens for Families in Need By Naomi Kruger, MPH ’14 in Health Policy and Management and Co-director of Community Building for SHARE  Our first project took place on Thursday, March 21, when Chloe Lanzara, Rachel Leep,…