Jessica Lin

Master of Science in Public Health degree candidate

Bachelor of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

Major: International and Area Studies;
Minor: Economics

United States

MSPH, Social and Behavioral Interventions (SBI) from the International Health Department

What are your career goals?

My dream is to work alongside community members as a facilitator, to empower stakeholders in rural communities to design, implement, and manage their own community development programs.  I hope that together, we can find innovative approaches.  For instance, perhaps we could draw inspiration not only from public health strategies but also from other approaches such as permaculture, to tackle health challenges along with other development goals.

What sparked your interest in global health?

Throughout my travels and work abroad, I gradually became more interested in public health.  From unsafe drinking water in western China to malnutrition in Tanzania to lacking sexual education in Honduras and much more, health problems in communities where I lived started to push public health to the forefront of my interests in development.

How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?

Through this incredible scholarship opportunity to study at Johns Hopkins, I strive to tap into the collective wealth of knowledge in international health programs.  I believe that Johns Hopkin’s learning environment and practical training will empower me with skills, strategies, and a stronger framework to be more effective in facilitating, designing, and implementing development programs in the future.

Who inspires you and why?

People who believe in the power of one person to do good in the world inspire me because these people drive positive change.  I am also inspired by people who work in what they believe and believe in their work, because it is a challenging and courageous thing to put our values above all else.

People

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...
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Projects

Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium

The Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium (VITAC) - a collaboration of PATH, CDC, and IVAC - supports the...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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