Careers in Genetics: Public Health Researcher

Researchers in public health are interested in studying health and disease at the population level rather than the individual level. Many issues in public health involve not only medical factors, but social, behavioral, and economic factors too. Public health researchers look at these factors to determine how disease can be prevented and managed in a population. These professionals often have a master’s degree in public health (MPH), or a doctorate, and work in many different environments, including universities, state and local health departments, and non-profits.

myIDP career category: Public health-related careers

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NHGRI Career Profiles – Public Health Geneticist

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