Max Dodge

Max Dodge

How would you explain your discipline and/or research to those unfamiliar with the subject?

Public health deals with the kinds of things that effect health of entire groups of people. We want to predict problems and prevent them from happening if possible. Otherwise we use a variety of tools to protect people and reduce the harm of health problems.

What do you wish your colleagues/friends/family knew about your work?

That an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Have you learned/discovered anything during your experience at UNH that’s surprised you? If so, what?

The UNH MPH program has given me an opportunity to really dig into a field that plays an important role in my profession and in the world at large, especially right now.

What do you consider your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is the pace of the program. 8 weeks seems like barely enough time to scratch the surface of the topics we cover.

What motivates you?

Great discussions with my classmates about topics that matter.

What are you most proud of?

I've witnessed my personal growth in terms of being both more open-minded and more critical of information. I'm better able to articulate ideas because I've spent the time thinking and writing about topics.

Why did you choose UNH?

UNH is close to home and allows me to work while I go to school.

What do you plan to do with your degree?

My MPH degree will enhance my abilities in the classroom as a teacher. I will also use the knowledge I've gained to improve my community of practice.