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Podcasting from the Frontlines

By Jackie Powder

“What will I do with a degree in public health?"

“Students often ask this of Tom Burke, PhD, MPH, associate dean for Public Health Practice and Training. As host of the Bloomberg School’s new podcast series Public Health: On the Inside, he hopes to provide some answers in a monthly exploration of life on the frontlines of public health.

“I want folks to know that there is more to public health besides teaching and research,” says Burke. The first episode, released in June, featured Tala Fakhouri, MPH ’11, now a “disease detective” with the U.S. Epidemic Intelligence Service. Burke followed that podcast with veterinarian Monica Murphy, DVM, MPH ’10, who has pursued rabies from Bali to New York.

“I want to give listeners a feel for what’s really going on out there,” says Burke, a veteran of public health practice in New Jersey state government. New episodes will be available every month.