Arnold School of Public Health – Arnold School of Public Health – University of South Carolina

Locally and globally, the need for quality public health professionals has never been greater. As the only school of public health in South Carolina, the Arnold School of Public Health is making a vital impact through innovative research, education and outreach programs.
From our broad range of academic programs to our world-renowned areas of research expertise and far-reaching centers and community programs, the Arnold School of Public Health is preparing future scholars and training the public health workforce.
The top master’s and doctoral students were honored at the annual Hooding Ceremony. Brandi Daves (M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology) received the Jeffrey Keith Mattison Award, and Rajat Das Gupta (Ph.D. in Epidemiology) won the Doctoral Achievement Award.
Emily Barros will spend the summer as a fellow in the Diversity in Addiction Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she will focus on tobacco use research and obtain her medical Spanish interpreter’s license.
Often serving as a project manager for health-related research projects, the recurring theme of Briana Davis’s career has been addressing health disparities in chronic conditions, such as obesity, cancer and diabetes.
Knowing that she wanted to address inequities both in the U.S. and globally, Anusha Ghosh selected public health and Spanish has the concentration areas for her BARSC-MD (Accelerated Undergraduate to MD Program) at the South Carolina Honors College.
With an acceptance into the University of North Carolina School of Law, Hayley Mason plans to focus on the impact of health policy on health outcomes – eventually at the national and international level.
During her Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior program, Emily Hackworth’s research has focused on factors that predict nicotine use, including mental health, gender identity and risk perceptions.
Greenville, South Carolina native Lauren McAbee loved her experience in the B.S. in Public Health program so continuing at the Arnold School for her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology degree was an easy decision.
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