Master of Public Health students discuss field placements

CNYMPH Leesha Alex

CNYMPH student Leesha Alex discusses her field placement, which involved health assessments in nearby counties.

Students in the Central New York Master of Public Health program (CNYMPH) gathered in the Setnor Academic Building atrium last Friday to give poster presentations on their recent field placements.

The event was part of orientation activities for the fall semester at Upstate.

Students in the CNYMPH program, which is offered jointly by Upstate and Syracuse University, spend 200 hours working on a public health project at sites such as municipal health departments, clinics, community centers and other organizations and agencies.


Students in the Central New York Master of Public Health program discuss their field placements at a poster session in the Setnor Academic Building.

In addition to the field placement and coursework, CNYMPH students must complete a culminating experience that includes a capstone project, written report and oral presentation.

The students and their field placement reports:

Leesha Alex — Oneida and Herkimer County Health Assessments

Rachel Carballo — Cortland County Health Department: Community Health Assessment

Megan Carlberg — Working with the Spanish Action League in Syracuse, NY.

Sarah Evans — Assessment of Community Resource Needs at Christian Health Service of Syracuse

Sean Haley — The Resettled Refugee Medical Home Demonstration Project

Katherine Oja — Baby Teeth Matter: Success By 6′s Dental Initiative

Gabriel Plourde — Grameen Primacare: Social Capital & Health

Magdalena Postolovska — Increasing the Visibility and Utilization of the Red Cross Restoring Family Links Program

SUNY Upstate College of Medicine

CNYMPH student Raj Shrestha. Photo by Cindy Paikin.

Raj Shrestha — Leveraging Local Ethnic Community Based Organizations to Improve Health Outcomes of the Syracuse Refugee Population

Rachelle St. Onge — A Cross-Cultural Experience: Working with H.O.P.E. to Create a Patient Database

Sarah Ventre — Improving Health Care for Refugees

Xin Wang — Syracuse Healthy Start and Local Birth Outcomes

Lauren Wetterhahn — Progress in Onondaga County’s Collaborative County Health Assessment Process


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