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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #243 Public Health Recruitment with Brooke Mootry, MSW, CHES

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

During the 2019 Public Health Expo, Brooke Mootry discovered her passion: matching public health professionals with careers that suit them! She went on to join the Public Health Network and is now CEO and lead recruiter. Join us on this episode as we talk to Brooke about how she discovered her passion, and why she loves what she does. We hear how she moved from pre-med in college to public health to recruiting, and the advice she has for those in the field. Brooke breaks down what the Public Health Network does, and what she finds most gratifying about her role. We also learn how her public health background, and her understanding of epidemiology help her in matching candidates with their ideal roles. Tune in to discover what makes a great recruiter, who their ideal target is, and the qualities that they look for in the companies they assist. For all this, and so much more, press play now.

Meet Brooke Mootry

Brooke Mootry, CEO/Lead Recruiter has nearly 20 years of public health experience in non-profit and government settings. Her background includes program design and management with specialized experience in tobacco prevention, HIV/AIDS, and adolescent health. Ms. Mootry is CHES-certified and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. When she is not recruiting top talent, Brooke is an avid reader who enjoys spending time with family.

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

Conversation Highlights

  • Welcome to Brooke Mootry, CEO and lead recruiter of the Public Health Network.

  • How Brooke ended up where she is today, and when she first learned about public health.

  • The public health problem that Brooke is most passionate about: HIV and social determinants of health.

  • How Brooke moved from public health education into recruitment, and how the 2019 Public Health Expo lit her fire.

  • What the role of a recruiter is at the Public Health Network!

  • Why Brooke enjoys being a recruiter, and what she finds most gratifying about her job.

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the general understanding of what a public health professional is.

  • The ideal client: any organization that has an influence on public health.

  • How Brooke’s understanding of public health helps her better understand the landscape of the field.

  • Why Brooke feels her understanding of epidemiology strengthens her recruitment skills.

  • Advice from Brooke on entering the field: always build your network.

  • Where you can contact Brooke!

  • Dr. Huntley’s highlights from this episode, and why she so appreciates Brooke’s journey.

Brooke's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates

"Always build and maintain your network" - Brooke Mootry

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