I personally understand the challenges of providing healthcare in rural India. Growing up, I accompanied my father, a physician, on many trips into the countryside where I witnessed the impact of folklore and myths on the healthcare behaviors of the local people. This experience ignited my passion for public health and inspired me to pursue a career in the field, where I could make a positive impact on communities like the ones I visited while growing up. My passion for public health projects and research started in medical school after seeing the lack of access to basic medical care in underserved communities. Witnessing the suffering and lack of awareness regarding health issues in these communities touched me deeply and inspired me to become a doctor, driven by my compassion for people. I am now pursuing a PHD in Public Health to further explore my passion and make a significant impact in the field.
As a third-year medical student in India, I was fortunate enough to intern with Johns Hopkins Collaborative Projects in Lucknow. This internship allowed me to gain valuable insight into public health issues affecting developing nations like India. My multicultural experiences and trilingual abilities have further honed my skills in this field. I am excited to apply the knowledge I have gained in the pursuit of a PHD in Public Health. As someone who is passionate about public health, I was thrilled to be part of an interdisciplinary team that measured the impact of a newborn care package introduced as part of Johns Hopkins' humanitarian work in India. This experience allowed me to deeply explore the connection between health and social justice and instilled in me a commitment to work towards improving the health outcomes of marginalized and underserved populations
As a medical student, I developed a skillset for conducting field observations with a critical eye. This skill proved valuable during my internship where I was tasked with processing documentation and conducting research on newborn survival in resource-bereft settings. This internship was a pivotal moment in my life and marked the start of a career-long commitment to improving newborn survival rates. Today, I am excited to apply to the PhD Public Health program to further develop professionally and continue making a positive impact to Global Public Health. With almost four years of experience in public health research, including working with Johns Hopkins Collaborative Projects and contributing to six ongoing research projects, I am eager to take my passion for the field to the next level by pursuing a PhD in Public Health. My dedication to public health research and my experience in the field has prepared me to take on a rigorous program and make valuable contributions to the field.
I am extremely excited about the opportunity to study at The International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health. This center offers unparalleled access to the latest research and outreach projects in the field of public health. I am particularly impressed with the center's strong relationships with some of the most influential humanitarian and philanthropic organizations in the world, including the WHO. I am confident that my experience at this center will provide me with a unique perspective and skillset that will enable me to make a significant contribution in the field of public health.
I am passionate about making a difference in global health, particularly in improving maternal and child health systems in developing nations. I believe that addressing staggering neonatal death statistics requires collaboration among international organizations, NGOs, non-profit groups, educational institutions, and research facilities. My goal is to use my knowledge and skills to contribute to this critical work. Through my PHD Public Health Program, I plan to conduct research that will help to provide solutions to improve health outcomes for mothers and children in developing and emerging nations.
As an applicant to the PHD Public Health Program, I am immensely passionate about making a difference in the world and reducing preventable neonatal deaths in my homeland of India. Through this program, I aim to gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of public health policy development and implementation, so that I can apply these concepts in my future public health work. By utilizing simple preventative measures, such as birth attendants washing their hands, we can significantly reduce neonatal deaths and improve overall public health in India.
I bring with me an excellent foundation in quantitative skills, focused on Epidemiology and Biostatistics, a background combined with my MBBS that will prove critical in my further work. By equipping myself with a Ph.D. and research into international maternal and neonatal health, and child health issues, I will be equipped with a higher level of skills, an increased understanding of how to design interventions and implement cost-effective strategies serving the neonatal health issues within socio-economically depressed populations of developing and transitional countries that I have seen firsthand.
I am fully aware of the limitations of government subsidies, and I want to address the needs of the voiceless, the poor, the sick and the needy. To have a share in meaningful and significant contributions to the lives of millions would bring me profound personal and professional satisfaction.
or me, there is no greater truth that I could find. I look forward to continuing my academic relationship with ____ University and I thank you for your consideration.
PHD Public Health Personal Purpose Statement