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For Jervon Wright, pursuing a medical degree has always been a life goal and he recently decided that he would specialize in radiology. Wright determined that he needed to pair his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) with a Master of Public Health (MPH) so that he would be prepared for the future of imaging, screenings and community health.
The 2020 Global Health Conference of the Americas will take place from Oct. 6 – 9, 2020, presented by the Global Health Consortium (GHC) at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work (Stempel College). In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference has gone completely virtual – offering attendees the opportunity to learn about global health research and trends from the safety and comfort of home.
Researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have found that exposure to social media discrimination is associated with higher symptoms of depression and anxiety, particularly among male Hispanic young adults. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, found that upon exposure to social media posts such as photos, memes, or videos that include ethnic discrimination users felt higher levels of depression and anxiety, even after controlling for overall self-esteem.
Fatima Arif ’20 is among the first girls in her family to attend school and the first to have gone abroad to study for her master’s degree.
While she attended local universities for her bachelor’s degree, Arifi chose to travel more than 7,000 miles to earn her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, where she could learn the skills she knew she needed to make a difference in her country, such as data analysis, critical thinking and report writing.