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Episode #259 Public Health And Epidemiology For The Medical Student Population, With Tyrone Layson


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


As Tyrone Layson has learned through his career as a public health professional, medical students are their own population group and they come with a unique set of public health related issues. As the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo (where he is also pursuing his doctorate in health education), this is the population group that Tyrone is currently most passionate about. During this episode, Tyrone shares what motivated him to change his educational track from medicine to epidemiology and public health, the variety of roles he has held since graduating (including pharmacy technician and curriculum coordinator), and how his background benefits his day-to-day work. Tyrone also shares a key piece of advice for anyone interested in a career path similar to his own!


Meet Tyrone Layson


Tyrone Layson, MPH is currently entering his second year in his doctoral studies in Health Education at The University of Toledo in Ohio. He has already received an MPH with a focus in Health Promotion & Education, graduate certificate in Epidemiology, and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science all from The University of Toledo. Tyrone currently works for The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs. His previous work history includes working in the department of pediatrics as a clerkship and curriculum coordinator for the medical school as well as working in the pharmacy world. I was a certified pharmacy technician for over 7 years, working in various settings from inpatient, operating room, outpatient, long term care, as well as an instructor at Ross College. Tyrone’s research areas of interest include health communications, provider and patient interactions, physician stress and burnout, college student health (specifically medical students), chronic disease, minority health and racial disparities. Outside of work I enjoy traveling, museums, reading science fiction and fantasy books, trying new food, board games, trivia games, card games, and spending time with my friends and family.



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



Conversation Highlights

  • Introducing today’s guest, Tyrone Layson, and his wide variety of work and personal interests.

  • Tyrone shares an overview of his educational and professional journey to date.

  • Where Tyrone’s interest in public health originated.

  • The public health issue that Tyrone is most passionate about at the moment.

  • How Tyrone’s public health and epidemiology background benefits him in his current role.

  • Some of the most valuable lessons that Tyrone has learned throughout his studies and career.

  • Tyrone’s advice for any listeners interested in pursuing a path similar to his own.

  • Examples of some of the people whom Tyrone has mentored.

  • Where you can get in touch with Tyrone.


Tyrone's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates


“Always have a mentor and a mentee.” — Tyrone Layson

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