Lara Kahale 15’
“Before joining the program, I wasn't well aware of many health-related issues present in our side of the world. The MS-EPID program introduced me to global health issues and equipped me with tools to think outside the box and to tackle public health concerns with professionalism and competence. I am currently working in the field of Clinical Epidemiology and Methodology and my next aim is to build on these skills and tailor more community-important fields."
Moubadda Assi 15’
“FHS is the ideal home for capacity building and personality growth. Like any other academic program the benefits are unlimited, but the uniqueness of what it offers lies in the nurturing policy established by the members of this faculty. Above any other, the ultimate unspoken objective is developing self-belief and shaping characters. There is so much positivity surrounding the realms of FHS building, which encourages you to be proactive and motivated to maximize your exposure and learning curve during your tenure. In a world that dogmatically pursues binary visualizations and inferences of right and wrong, you are trained to leapfrog this delusion and realize that there is no right way, only a combination of perspectives and ideas where yours matters as well. This is primarily facilitated by the nature of the interactions and exchanges inside and outside classrooms where learning seems to flow bidirectionally.
The MS-Epidemiology program offers an array of polyvalent aptitudes that guarantee your professional relevance in almost every field. You are trained to gain statistical skills, which are coupled with sound and rigorous scientific methodologies that enable you to have a solid platform in designing studies. In parallel, you are shaped to be constructively critical of the material you come across, which is the primary way through which progress in scientific research occurs. The program prides itself in the cultural diversity of its students, thereby enabling unique exposure to different perspectives that are a reflection of the mixture of different social backgrounds.
The journey is a wholesome experience where one grows in every different aspect. This program helped me become a better data analyst, a better epidemiologist, a better public health professional, but more importantly a better human being.”
Antoine Hanna ’13
“My experience in this program showed me how important it is not only to treat all kinds of diseases, but also how crucial it is to promote adequate health behaviors and emphasize prevention through the efforts of organizations, communities and individuals. The MS-EPID program taught me the importance of research. Well-conducted research is vital to the success of health programs: it arms researchers with the evidence to go into the field and design studies that give policymakers the hard data with which to address the world’s problems.”
Nabil El-Ayoubi 10’
“The paradigm of richness in the heterogeneity of the students, the freedom of thought and expression, the holistic view of all health phenomena, as well as the compassionate health education and practice are among the many important things I learned and enjoyed while at FHS. But above all, the feeling of being at home was the most important asset of the years spent with this great team. As a neurologist undergoing a Subspecialty in Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis in the Therese and Nehme Tohme MS Center at AUBMC, the greatest pleasure is to see how the skills acquired at FHS helped me contribute in the Department I work at and how it even shaped my way of treating the patients. Thanks to these skills, I am now on the right track to USE AND GENERATE KNOWLEDGE.”
Zeinab Slim ’08
My experience during my MS-EPID was a comprehensive and holistic one involving growth at both the professional and personal levels. Throughout, I was extensively involved in various stages of research design and implementation. I gained valuable experience implementing national surveys, analyzing data using basic and advanced biostatistics skills as well as publishing and disseminating research results. I also had the opportunity to meet students of different cultural and educational backgrounds which allowed for stimulating exchanges of ideas.
Khalil Asmar ’06
“I chose the graduate program in epidemiology at AUB for two reasons: academic quality and standard of life. AUB offers high quality courses that provide students with up-to-date handling of epidemiology and all the necessary statistical tools and skills to follow a successful professional or academic path. The great thing about the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at FHS is that it offers a wide variety of specialized courses and easy access to advanced computing resources and software. Based on my FHS credentials I was offered two scholarships to pursue my graduate studies, one in the U.S and the second in France.”