ESP Biography



JOY SUH, UC Berkeley junior studying Public Health




Major: Public Health

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Joy grew up with her nose always stuck in a good book. In high school, she penned short stories in her free time and discovered her passion for the biological sciences. But, it wasn't until coming to UC Berkeley and joining the public health journal club The Public Health Advocate (PHA) did she find the perfect way to combine her love of writing with her interest in medicine. Now, as the co-Editor-in-Chief of PHA, Joy teaches students how to advocate for the public health issues that matter to them and their communities through informative journalism. Joy is also a researcher in Dr. Lee Riley’s lab studying antibiotic resistance in gut microflora and aspires to complete a joint MD/MPH in the future.



Past Classes

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Intro to Public Health: Empowering the Next Generation of Advocates in Splash Fall 18
This class introduces students to public health and the different branches that fall under it. We will give a brief introduction to several fields of study, including infectious diseases, environmental health, health policy and management, community health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Students will learn about the research and work being done in each area we cover and potential career opportunities. We will close with a discussion about how students can continue to explore and get involved in public health by becoming advocates for the issues that matter to them and their communities.