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Public Health Practice and Workforce Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Curriculum's Public Health Practice and Workforce Development component is responsible for facilitating high quality practical learning experiences for Arnold School students by serving as a point of contact and support for students, faculty, staff and practitioners/professionals throughout the duration of a placement. Our group also conducts workforce research and provides evidence-based educational resources to develop public health competencies. 


  • Practice-based academic programs
  • Field placements
  • Continuing Education/Training
  • Workforce research
  • Instructional design and course development
  • Distance learning
  • Practice-based competency development and application


MPH Professional Development

Past events:

Call for Proposals: MPH Student-Led Professional Development:

The Public Health Practice and Workforce Development office is seeking student-led proposals to enhance the professional development of MPH students. This tremendous resume-building opportunity normalizes the importance of learning from peers which is an important public health workforce skill. Proposals should be no more than 250 words and should cover the following information:

  • Facilitator Name(s)
  • Professional Development Topic
  • Significance to Public Health Students/Practitioners
  • Brief description of proposed/event (e.g., panel discussion, interactive workshop, seminar, etc.)

Proposals will be reviewed by the MPH Professional Development Committee. Once approved, the committee will set up a planning meeting to assist the student in developing a timeline and structure for the event. If you need help developing ideas, set up a meeting to brainstorm ideas by emailing Zach Jenkins.

Potential topics may include but are not limited to: Tips and Strategies for First Year MPH Students, How to Get the Most Out of Your Graduate Assistantship, Effectively Using LinkedIn, Expanding Social Capital During Graduate School, Using Referencing Tools in Microsoft Word, Creating Engaging Presentations, How to Use Canva Effectively, etc.

To submit proposals, email Zach Jenkins with the subject header “MPH Professional Development Proposal.”


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