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Student and Alumni Testimonials
Learn about how our students’ and alumni’s experiences at the University of Michigan have impacted their career trajectories.
“As a nurse I often saw how environmental and occupational factors impacted the health of my patients. The Occupational Health Nursing concentration was a perfect complement to the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Michigan because it offered additional education in this area widened the scope and areas in which I can work. After graduation I will be part of the 2021 Ecology Center Health Leaders Fellowship program and I hope to incorporate what I’ve learned in my future practice for years to come.”
“During this trainee appointment, my career and research development have improved substantially. Under the direction of Dr. Marie O’Neill, I helped design, implement, and am currently analyzing a project called Detroit Communities Reducing Energy and Water (DCREW). DCREW was a pilot project aimed to understand better and build upon strategies that would help mitigate many adverse health outcomes experienced by the most vulnerable populations in Detroit, Michigan. This research project used a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to build capacity for climate mitigation in our target communities and improve the process for how Detroit residents access and use government assistance programs designed to supplement energy and water utility costs.”
“I chose the Industrial Hygiene field because I wanted to be in a role where I can help protect the health of some of the most vulnerable people in society: workers. Some working people face incredibly dangerous environmental conditions and I would like to play a part in ensuring their safety. During my time at the University of Michigan I learned all different aspects of Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene. From hands-on practical knowledge to research and theory and everything in between. UM’s program stands out because of the faculty and fellow students. Everyone is so kind, knowledgeable, and willing to help one another. I plan to work in the Industrial Hygiene field either in consulting or in government after graduation.”