Wren Tracy

Master of Health Science in Public Health degree candidate Environmental Health

Bachelor of Science, Johns Hopkins University

Majors: Molecular and Cellular Biology

United States

Master of Health Science in Environmental Health Sciences

What are your career goals?

This question has always stumped me and I always envy those that can come up with a direct, straightforward answer.  At this point in my life, my career goals are not set and I am constantly looking for the direction in which my life should go.  For now, I hope to help people in the developing world implement more sustainable lifestyles that will allow them and their local community to live in greater peace with the planet and their health.

What sparked your interest in global health?

Health has always been a fundamental passion of mine, but it was not until I went abroad in the Fall of 2012 that I realized that Public Health would be the perfect outlet for my interests.  As I traveled to India, China, and South Africa, I began to realize how much improper health conditions adversely affect people's lives.  After returning from my trip, I knew that I must find a way to improve the lives of these people I had become connected with and from there chose Public Health.

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

I could not be more excited to engage with the faculty of the Center for Global Health as well as my fellow Global Health Scholars.  I feel like I have much to learn from everyone and that each of them will help me decide what course of action to pursue and how I can best use my skills to impact Public Health on a global scale.

Who inspires you and why?

I know it may come as an overwhelming cliche, but my mother has been my ultimate source of inspiration in my life.  She has taught me to be compassionate and to always strive to help anyone in need, no matter how difficult the goals are.  Because of my mother, I feel like a day is wasted when I have not done something to assist someone else.

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

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

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

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

Mpilonhle

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

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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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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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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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