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Public Health & Public Policy

Increased funding for medical research, coupled with advancements in technology and treatment, has allowed the public health industry to experience significant strides on a global scale. Industry professionals have an increasing number of tools to combat complex health issues, but more support is needed. Here, the Northeastern community has compiled a list of tips, advice, and trends impacting public policy and health, so that you can be better equipped to make a difference.

Public Health Careers: What Can You Do With a Master’s in Public Health? photo

March 9, 2020

Public Health Careers: What Can You Do With a Master's in Public Health?

Wondering what you can do with a Master of Public Health? Here, we explore 7 top public health careers for MPH graduates.

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March 5, 2020

How to Become an Ambassador: 5 Steps to Success

Does a career in diplomacy interest you? In this article, Northeastern's experienced faculty provides some tips and answers on how to become an ambassador.

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February 5, 2020

Health Inequities: What They Are & How You Can Help Overcome Them

The root causes of health inequities run deep, making their resolution a complex but critical effort that begins with careful examination of a community's social, economic, and political circumstances.

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January 17, 2020

Working In Urban Health: What You Need To Know

Dr. Neil Maniar talks about working in urban public health, including the skills you need and the challenges you’ll face on the way to a successful career.

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January 16, 2020

4 of the Most Pressing Global Health Problems We Face Today

Holly Dygert, a lecturer in the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, describes the challenges she sees facing global health.

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January 9, 2020

Military Disability Cases Offer New Perspective on Compensation for Discrimination

Read an exerpt from a Northeastern Doctor of Law and Policy student's thesis which examines discrimination in the military and current compensation models.

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January 3, 2020

Global Health Careers: How Can I Make a Difference?

Are you interested in a global health career? Here's a guide to the industry, along with five careers to consider.  

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December 31, 2019

Top Social Justice Careers in Public Health

Dr. Neil Maniar explores the connection between social justice and public health—and gives his advice on how to pursue a social justice career to address healthcare inequities.

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December 26, 2019

Doctor of Law & Policy: 5 Tips for Choosing Your Dissertation Topic

Kimberly Larson, director of Northeastern's Doctor of Law and Policy program, shares her advice for students when choosing a dissertation topic.

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July 25, 2019

Common Social Determinants of Health & How to Address Them

Explore the social determinants of health, and learn the ways healthcare professionals can address them in their daily work.

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