School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Community Health Division Information Session and Panel

Are you interested in exploring a career in public health, specifically in fields related to epidemiology or community health promotion? Join the CBS Career Team and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Community Health Division (EpiCH) to learn more about the EpiCH programs, how to prepare a competitive application, and what to expect from a career in Public Health.

The first half of the event will provide an overview of the EpiCH program and application process. Then, current faculty and students will discuss their experiences in Public Health, and offer critical advice for preparing your application for public health graduate programs, finding your program “fit”, and maximizing your academic and professional potential. Each of our panelists earned a degree in biology and are currently working at the forefront of Public Health: investigating patterns of infectious diseases, designing new research for emerging issues, and directly improving community health outcomes.

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Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday September 20, 2018
  • Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mayo Building D199
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  • Walk-ins welcome!


  • Dr. Ryan Demmer, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Dr. Jim Pankow, Professor, Epidemiology
  • Dr. Alan Lifson, Professor, Epidemiology and Program Director
  • Alexia Martin, 2nd Year Epidemiology MPH Student
  • Abigail Paustian, 1st Year Epidemiology MPH Student

Workshop Agenda:

  • 1-1:15 p.m.: Introduction and overview of the SPH EpiCH program.
  • 1:15-1:40 p.m.: Panel introduction and group Q&A
  • 1:40-2:25 p.m.: Small group networking with faculty and students
  • 2:25-2:30 p.m.: Wrap-up

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about the U of M SPH EpiCH program and characteristics of competitive applicants.
  • Explore career opportunities in public health, specifically epidemiology and community health.
  • Network with current EpiCH faculty and students.

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for members of all communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, such as accommodation needs, please contact CBS Student Services at or call 612.624.9717. CBS Career & Graduate School Planning I I 612-624-9717

September, 2018