Frances Nzobiwu says that an MPH with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior perfectly aligns with her passion for empowering individuals to make positive lifestyle choices.
Name: Frances Nzobiwu
Hometown (city and state): Ellenwood, Georgia
Undergraduate degree and institution: B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Nigeria
Why did you choose the Georgia State School of Public Health?
I chose the Georgia State School of Public Health for my MPH degree program because of its outstanding academic reputation, renowned faculty, focus on community engagement, commitment to diversity and inclusivity and its location in Atlanta, which offers ample opportunities for practical experience and networking. I believe that studying at the Georgia State School of Public Health will provide me with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to make a meaningful impact in the field of public health.
Which MPH concentration did you choose, and why?
I chose to pursue an MPH in the Health Promotion and Behavior concentration because it perfectly aligns with my passion for promoting health and empowering individuals to make positive lifestyle choices. This field offers a holistic approach to addressing public health challenges by considering social determinants of health, individual behaviors, community engagement and policy advocacy. Pursuing an MPH with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior allows me to combine my passion with evidence-based strategies to address public health challenges and positively impact the well-being of individuals and communities.
What advice would you give undergraduate students considering pursuing an MPH at Georgia State?
My advice would be to evaluate their interests and career goals, and then carefully assess the different specializations and concentrations within the MPH program at Georgia State to find the one that aligns with their passions and career aspirations. Additionally, it would be beneficial for them to connect with current students or alumni to gain valuable insights into the program's available resources.
Tell us about your campus involvement?
I hold a position as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, which has given me the opportunity to contribute to the important work of preventing child abuse and promoting the well-being of children and families. As a GRA, I am involved in research projects, data analysis and program development aimed at raising awareness and implementing evidence-based strategies to address child abuse. Additionally, I am the Vice President of the International Student Club, where I have connected with fellow international students to celebrate the rich diversity present on campus.
What’s your favorite place on campus?
The Urban Life Building at GSU is my favorite place on campus due to its modern facilities, comfortable study areas, collaborative spaces and diverse dining options in close proximity.
What’s your career aspiration?
I aspire to work as a behavior change strategist in the field of public health. My goal is to design and implement evidence-based interventions that promote healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes at both individual and population levels. Ultimately, I hope to contribute to the field of public health by promoting health equity and making a meaningful impact on population health.