Professional Development

Professional Development

An epidemiologist may work in a wide variety of settings, including international health agencies, state and local health departments, federal government agencies and health programs, health maintenance organizations, colleges and universities, and numerous research institutions, both privately and publicly sponsored.

Field Studies and Internship Services

The Department's Field Studies and Internship Services provides guidance on fulfilling the MPH Capstone requirement and support for matching with an Applied Practice Experience.   

For more information:

Julia Bailey, PhD
Field Studies Director
Department of Epidemiology
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
jbailey@mednet.ucla.edu 

Career Services

Career Services at the Fielding School provide an invaluable resource for career development. Kristy Sherrer, Director of Career Services develops and coordinates career services for all FSPH students. This service builds comprehensive programs that open doors to diverse career pathways, prepare students to effectively enter the job market, and make connections to public health alumni, employers and the community.

Also provided are group workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions helping students articulate interests based on past experiences, how to match experience with career goals, goal setting, interview preparation, presentation skills, salary negotiation, motivating, and leadership.

For more information:

Kristy Sherrer
Director of Career Services
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
310-825-1020; ksherrer@ph.ucla.edu