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Episode #234 What Does A Public Health Consultant Do?


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


“What does a public health consultant actually do?” We get this question quite often, which is why, in this episode, we take a deep dive into the ins and outs of a career in public health consulting! In this audio from her recent LinkedIn Live session, Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley shares some practical definitions and examples to help you understand what public health consulting is, who it serves, and what it entails. You’ll also be directed to some previous episodes from the podcast that will help you better understand public health consulting from the perspective of nursing, advocacy, and more, and Dr. Huntley offers some valuable tips and advice for public health consultants, regardless of whether you’re serving government organizations or private industry! While there’s no one example that embodies the extremely broad field of public health consulting, we hope that this episode helps those of you stepping into the field by highlighting some of the many opportunities available to you. Tune in today to learn more!


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Conversation Highlights


  • Learn about the benefits of the Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship EXPO.

  • Defining the work of a consultant: an expert who delivers problem-solving solutions.

  • Dr. Huntley provides a simple definition of public health (or population health).

  • The broad nature of the field of public health and the role that consultants play therein.

  • Why it’s so difficult to settle on one example of public health consulting.

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need for public health consultants.

  • Some of the ways that public health consultants can serve government organizations.

  • Find out how public health consultants can operate within private industry.

  • Previous episodes that will help you better understand public health consulting from the perspective of nursing, advocacy, and more!

  • How Dr. Huntley hopes this podcast supports public health entrepreneurs to lead the way.

  • Five tips for public health consultants, starting with exploring your interests.

  • The value of considering your expertise, identifying the gap, and how to address that gap.

  • Why your business doesn’t have to solve the entire problem; collaboration is key!


Links Mentioned On This Episode


Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship EXPO 2022

Episode #210: Training Front-Line Health Workers with Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN

Episode #216: Healthcare Consulting and Public Health with Nicole Denham, MHA, RN

Episode #218: Nutrition Policy and Public Health Consulting with Stephanie Hodges

Episode #223: Public Health Consulting, Communication, and TEDx with Vinu Ilakkuvan, PhD


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