Tagged populations and family health

Residues of my first semester at Mailman: Sticky Notes and Inspiration

By Elburg van Boetzelaer, MPH’15 in Population and Family Health with a certificate in Public Health & Humanitarian Assistance It’s snowing when I return to the U.S. after spending my winter break in the Netherlands. I’m sitting at my desk, surrounded by books, files, and handwritten notes: residues of my first semester at Mailman. While attending lectures during my…

One Clown’s Calling to Public Health

I found myself lying on my back in the middle of a dirt road in rural Chiapas, Mexico one day in 2002. I was wearing a beaten up Russian rabbit fur hat, short red checkered shorts, an over-sized tuxedo jacket with tails and shoes three times my size—oh yes, and a red nose.  My acrobatic…