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Episode #267 Rekindling Your Passion for Public Health


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


It's been a long pandemic! It seems that many people in the public health community are experiencing exhaustion, professionally, mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you too are looking for a boost or something to help you reignite your passion for public health, you have come to the right place! The lack of appreciation we often receive in this field compounds the exhaustion and when we don’t pause between projects, we lose sight of how much we are accomplishing. While it is hard to come up with a complete solution to the state you may find yourself in, this episode does offer some ideas that may help. Whether you’re feeling exhausted and uninspired as a result of the pandemic or if it’s just where you are in your career right now, then tune in for some strategies and tips to remind yourself why you got into this profession in the first place and rekindle your passion for public health!


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



Conversation Highlights


  • The exhaustion that people in the public health community are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

  • Why Dr. Huntley decided to discuss this topic on LinkedIn Live and in this podcast.

  • How the lack of appreciation compounds the exhaustion.

  • Tips on how to rekindle your passion, starting with networking with old colleagues.

  • An example from Dr. Huntley’s life where networking helped her rekindle her passion.

  • The benefits of reconnecting with an old mentor.

  • Why you should make a list of your accomplishments and celebrate yourself.

  • Why you might need to get it out creatively and some suggestions on how you can do this.

  • How you can share your feedback.


“If you have a mentor that’s helped you at some point in your career, in your life, and you haven’t talked to them in a while, and you’re feeling a little weighted down or heavy, or you need a little energy boost, talk to your mentor.” - Dr. Huntley

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