Masters of Public Health

MPH Program Update

The CFSPH is currently accepting applications (due July 15, 2015) for up to two hard-working veterinarians with a background in cattle and/or swine production medicine who are interested in furthering their education by working toward a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree through the University of Iowa (UI), College of Public Health.

To apply for this unique opportunity, please send a cover letter addressing the details found in the full job description, resume/curriculum vitae and three references to Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle dbw@iastate.edu. Link to job description with application information.

Public health is an extremely large, multi-disciplinary field with many professions working together to safeguard and improve the health of people all across the globe. Veterinarians, with their extensive scientific and medical knowledge, are well qualified to address many of the diverse health problems that today's fast growing populations face. Of the 1,415 known pathogens of humans, 61.6% have an animal origin.

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University, working with the University of Iowa -- College of Public Health, is increasing the pool of veterinarians working in public health. Veterinarians can work on issues involving epidemiology, food safety, occupational health, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, bioterrorism, drug or vaccine safety, or any one of the myriad sub-fields of public health.

MPH program at the University of Iowa for veterinarians:
www.public-health.uiowa.edu/mph-for-practicing-veterinarians/

MPH Program at the University of Iowa for veterinary students:
www.public-health.uiowa.edu/dvm-mph-combined-degree/

To apply:
www.public-health.uiowa.edu/how-to-apply-mph/