Stankovic combines passions for music and public health in her research


“I believe music transports you to another world and reaches parts of the brain other things can’t…It’s definitely something that can have amazing results. We don’t quite know why yet because our brain is just so complicated and amazing,” Stankovic said.

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    Steven Nez of the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice MPH program takes a deep dive into his past as an Indigenous Youth and his connection to Water in his COPHP capstone project, recognizing natural entities like water as integral elements of wellness.

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  • Early life lasts a lifetime: Bezruchka breaks down the health effects of inequality

    Stephen Bezruchka connects the dots between economic inequality, attention to health in early life and population health. “By the time you’ve blown out two candles on your second birthday cake, roughly half of your health as an adult has been programmed.”

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HSEED Award and Student Funding

The Health Systems Excellence, Equity, and Distinction (HSEED) Award honors students and helps increase diversity in the field of public health. The HSEED Award is presented annually to students in our degree programs.