The goal of the blog is to create a more informal platform to share thoughts on various global health topics and build a community conversation. Posts from fellow students and professionals alike can make daunting, unfamiliar public health topics more approachable to both the Columbia undergrad community and to the general public. The blog can also foster a space among students engaged in public health to share experiences, stories, and advice.
- 500 word limit (should be concise and “approachable” to readers unfamiliar with the topic)
- Posts can be from:
- Undergraduate students, Graduate students, medical school students (eg: from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health)
- Health professionals
- Individuals working in fields related to public health
- Possible topics:
- Reflections and personal stories on internships with researchers, volunteering in the field, etc.
- Advice on how to explore public health field and gain experience
- College classes: what classes stood out to you as relevant/important to public health? how did they influence your perspective?
- Mini-interviews with students involved in public health: how did you get involved? what makes you the most excited? plans for future?
- A discussion board that builds off recent podcast or article posts
- Op-eds and short essays on recent current events (eg: pandemic, epidemiology, vaccines, global policies, etc…)
- Student experiences
- Submissions that did not get published by the JGH editor team can be posted here