Should I pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree?, with Elizabeth Loftus

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Show Notes

In this episode, Sujani sits down with Elizabeth Loftus to discuss Elizabeth’s options for her potential career in public health.  Elizabeth holds a BA in Health Studies and through this conversation, Sujani answers Elizabeth’s questions about the field of public health. 


You’ll Learn

  • What drew Sujani to pursuing a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) over a Master of Science degree
  • Sujani’s advice for people who are equally interested in both research and practice in the field of public health
  • If Sujani could do her MPH again, what would she do differently?
  • What advice Sujani has for students who are afraid of making the “wrong choice” for their graduate programs
  • Is an MPH degree a good fit for people who have a background in public?
  • More on the financial reality of pursuing a career in public health
  • If pursuing an MPH is the right fit for you

Today’s Guest

Elizabeth Loftus

Elizabeth Loftus currently works at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto as an Administrative Assistant for the Centre for Global Health and Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases. She holds an BA in Health Studies from the University of Toronto (2019). As a student, she was involved in a number of student-led public health publications and organizations, and worked as a Research Assistant at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital, assisting with research on the health of individuals experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and mental health conditions. Elizabeth is interested in pursuing work and research in the areas of sustainability, women’s health, chronic diseases, mental health, and social policy, at both local and global levels.


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PH SPOTlight: Public health career stories, inspiration, and guidance from current-day public health heroes

On the show, Sujani sits down with public health heroes of our time to share career stories, inspiration, and guidance for building public health careers. From time to time, she also has conversations with friends of public health – individuals who are not public health professionals, but their advice and guidance are equally important.

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