Aura Mishra

Track: PhD + MPH

Aura Mishra

Tell us about yourself:

This is my first year as a MPH student at the Public Health Graduate Program with a concentration in Health Statistics. I am taking the dual-degree track and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Human Development and Family Studies Department. In my free time, I like to cook, meditate, and read non-fiction!

Your education:

I received my bachelor degree in Psychology from Univeristy of Indianapolis. I also have a Master Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. My current PhD research is in understanding childhood maltreatment and adversity exposure and consequent health outcomes within a biopsychosocial perspective.

Your vision:

Gaining a MPH degree will help me understand problems of public health concerns such as childhood maltreatment and adversities from an interdisciplinary perspective. The core course-work covered in the Public Health Graduate Program will provide me with understanding public health problems.

Why pair a MPH degree with your PhD/MS at Purdue:

Purdue is a leading research institution and therefore provides the right platform for me to conduct public health research. I will then be able to combine this public health (population) perspective with the more individual perspective of my current training synchronously in my future research.

Your goals on the first year of the program:

I am looking forward to working on research with faculty members in the public heath department and to taking the core courses offered in the program.

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