Public Health Initiative
Agnes Scott's location in metropolitan Atlanta makes it the ideal place to explore the vast field of public health. Atlanta is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation's premiere health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health. Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health is considered one of the top ten schools of public health in the country. For those interested in international affairs, the nearby Carter Center offers unique opportunities to explore global issues of health care access.
Public Health Major
Agnes Scott's newly created major in public health
includes courses from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and mathematics to educate students about various approaches to public health. Students can major in public health on either the anthropology track or the laboratory science track. Students can also minor in public health
Collaboration with the CDC
Agnes Scott has a longstanding relationship with the CDC. The two institutions engage in a number of collaborative activities:
- Faculty research exchanges
- Student research internships
- Public health course and curriculum development
- CDC guest lecturers and seminar speakers
Support for these activities has been provided through the generosity of Pamela Bevier '61.
Summer 2011 Bevier Public Health Interns
Five Agnes Scott students interned with CDC laboratory and social scientists during the summer of 2011.
- Kaitlyn McCune '12 (Marshalltown, Iowa.)
- Merrill Montgomery '12 (Decatur, Ga.)
- Madeline Pietryla '13 (Elk Grove Village, Ill.)
- Shilin Zhou '13 (Shanghai, China)
- Yitian Zhou '13 (Chengdu, China)
Summer 2010 Bevier Public Health Interns
Four Agnes Scott students interned with CDC laboratory and social scientists during the summer of 2010.
- Michelle Bach '11 (Orlando, Fla.)
- Erin Carner '11 (Braselton, Ga.)
- Chan Jin '11 (Shanghai, China)
- Rosemary Maxwell '11 (Marshalltown, Iowa)
- Yueren Zhou '11 (Shanghai, China)
Summer 2009 Bevier Public Health Interns
Five Agnes Scott students interned with CDC scientists and social scientists during the summer of 2009.
- Hanwen Li '10 (Wuhan, China)
- Kristin Linscott '10 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Latonya Maley '10 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Rebecca Schaffer '11 (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Najla Waleed '10 (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
2008-2009 Bevier Public Health Interns
Six students were selected to conduct research with CDC scientists and social scientists during the summer and/or academic year.
- Michelle Bach '10 (Orlando, Fla.)
- Jing "Cicy" Cui '10 (Taiyuan, China)
- Courtney Ferrebee '09 (Savannah, Ga.)
- Anna Jeffers '09 (Ludowici, Ga.)
- Julianna Jones '10 (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
- Dara Satterfield '09 (Marietta, Ga.)
Public Health Throughout the Curriculum
These faculty members were awarded support from the Bevier Public Health Initiative in 2009 to integrate public health topics into their courses:
- Mary Cain, associate professor of history (HIS 330/WS 330: The History of Women in America)
- Jenny Hughes, associate professor and chair of psychology (PSY 205: Industrial and Organizational Psychology)
- Violet Johnson, professor of history (HIS 336: Topics in the History of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in the United States)
- Martha Rees, professor of sociology and anthropology (ANT 371: Women, Health & Society)
- Leon Venable, associate professor and chair of chemistry (CHE 210: Bioinorganic Chemistry)
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