Shreya Shrestha

Master of Public Health degree candidate

Bachelor of Arts, Reed College

In progress: MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Nepal

I am keeping an open mind to all the options available to Bloomberg students but I find areas of concentration on infectious diseases, epidemiology, health policy, and leadership very appealing. 

What are your career goals?

As a medical and public health student, I am drawn towards underserved medicine and hope to work in a niche that allows me to serve in both patient and population basis. 

What sparked your interest in global health?

Growing up in a nation that has had its fair share of struggles with health care accessibility and continues to witness alarming death tolls from diseases that are both preventable and treatable has been a strong impetus for me to pursue a career in public health.

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

The Global Health Scholarship has become my gateway to an education that will help me develop a more refined understanding of socioeconomic, cultural, ethical, and epidemiological issues surrounding health systems strengthening and effective health care delivery. With this scholarship, I hope to acquire the analytical acumen and the methodological skillset necessary to serve medically disenfranchised peoples of this nation and others via health care access and health inequity elimination.

Who inspires you and why?

I draw my inspiration from the grace, generosity, and sheer strength of the people I have encountered during service trips to impoverished communities. I feel both privileged and empowered to have witnessed their resilience and unwavering trust in a brighter tomorrow, even under some of the most harrowing life circumstances, incurred by an admixture of poverty and health inequity. 

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

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...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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Projects

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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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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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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