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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast

Episode #179 Public Health Executive Leadership, With Brittany Marshall, DrPH, MPH

On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast

Meet Dr. Brittany Marshall and learn about her public health career journey.

Here are just a few things that really stood out to me during the interview

  • She is an Inspiring action-taker

  • Amazing conversation left me in awe of her accomplishments and her passion for public health

  • She “fell into public health by accident”

  • Why she personally chose DrPH vs PhD

  • In-depth discussion about the CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

  • American Public Health Association (APHA) Executive board – youngest elected member

About Brittany Marshall, DrPH, MPH

Dr. Brittany Marshall is a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University.

Broadly, Dr. Marshall's practice and research interests include HIV prevention among vulnerable populations, program evaluation, and implementation science.

Dr. Marshall has held leadership positions in public health, most notably the American Public Health Association (APHA) where she is currently serving a four-year term on the APHA Executive Board.

Locally in Atlanta, she serves as the Vice President for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals, as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the CDC Young Professionals Network, and as the Selections Co-Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of New Leaders Council.

She has received several awards, including the inaugural "40 Under 40 in Public Health" for the deBeaumont Foundation, the 2020 Southern Region Outstanding YP Member of the Year for the National Urban League Young Professionals, the 2020 Outstanding Young Alumni for the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance, and is a member of the 2019 Class of Outstanding Atlanta.

She is an alumna of LEAD Atlanta (2019), New Leaders Council (2018), and the National Urban League Emerging Leaders Program (2017-2018).

Dr. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education degree from the University of Florida, a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Florida, and a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

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Dr. Marshall's Career Tips For Students

  • Network like your life depends on it - nearly every public health opportunity I've received has been through networking.

  • Develop at least one technical skill while in school - for me, that has been monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills which has opened me up to more opportunities for employment.

  • Take the unpaid internship - I did this during my DrPH program and it lead to employment.

Dr. Marshall's Career Tips For Graduates & Professionals

  • Be flexible - you may be passionate about one program area, but always be open to pivoting.

  • Network like your life depends on it - nearly every public health opportunity I've received has been through networking.

  • Create your own opportunities - know what skills you possess and be able to sell yourself (sometimes as a consultant).

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