Tulane SPHTM gave me the foundation to pursue a commission with the U.S. Public Health Service as an officer.
My 2015 internship with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Junior Commissioned Officer Student Extern Program (JrCOSTEP) of the U.S. Public Health Service led to an occupational epidemiological fellowship at NIOSH. The Department’s multidisciplinary research environment encouraged unique internship opportunities – I discovered my strengths and improved where needed.
Now, as an epidemiologist at NIOSH, my research focuses on mitigating the hazards and risks experienced by aviation workers in Alaska through the development and implementation of public health interventions. This new and exciting project differs from my dissertation topic (exposure to soil contaminants through urban agriculture) but is very much supported by the real world application of skills gained at Tulane SPHTM, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences.
Dr. Kyle Moller Epidemiologist, Associate Service Fellow
—NIOSH GEHS graduate MSPH, 2012 and PhD, 2016