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Master of Health Science Graduate Profile

Jonathan Josephs-Spaulding, MHS '17
Human Toxicology and Pathophysiology

I am presently a Computational Microbiology PhD student at a German University hospital; my research is on focused on environmental stress responses of host-associated microbiota from various patient cohorts. Following the MHS program I received a small scholarship from the Education Department of Sichuan Province, China for an exchange program consisting of English teaching and public health research. In the conclusion of this program I continued to do small-scale environmental and educational projects in Northern Vietnam.

...my decision to attend the MHS program in EHE was one of the strongest and uplifting decisions that I made.

While the rigorous challenge that EHE provided was tough, my decision to attend the MHS program in EHE was one of the strongest and uplifting decisions that I made. This master’s program allowed me to develop my interest between the intersection of the environment and human health to understand the environmental underpinnings of disease mechanisms at the epigenetic, cellular, organismal, population, and ecological level. The opportunities and wealth of new “tools” that EHE provided have allowed me to confront scientific issues the lab, clinic, field, and within communities while remaining focused on my academic interests both locally and around the globe.