The landscape of public health education and employment, with Senior Director of Data Analytics at Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Christine Plepys

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Show Notes

In this episode, Sujani sits down with Christine Plepys to talk about the variety of career paths that she’s had and how this has informed her work as senior director of data analytics. In a follow up from episode 34 with Heather Krasna, Christine describes the changing landscape of public health and the research that she’s conducted on the diversity of this workforce. 


You’ll Learn

  • About Christine’s different employment opportunities that lead her to public Health
  • The statistics on different job fields that public health graduates are employed in
  • The opportunities available for joint and dual degrees
  • The data on the diversity of public health and what makes it such a diverse field
  • Institutional resource planning to accommodate larger number of public health applicants
  • What makes public health graduates so employable in the academic and corporate world

Today’s Guest

Christine Plepys

Christine Plepys is the Senior Director of Data Analytics at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public health. She oversees the association’s data collection, analysis, and dissemination efforts, along with conducting public health education research. She joined ASPPH in 2001 and previously worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. She earned her MS degree in statistics from Texas A&M University.


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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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