COVID's Push and Pull on the Public Health Workforce


COVID's Push and Pull on the Public Health Workforce

October 14, 2021

COVID's Push and Pull on the Public Health Workforce

The pandemic has pushed hundreds of public health officials to leave their jobs. It’s also inspired thousands to pursue a career in public health. We listen in on a conversation between two women pushed in different directions by the pandemic.


Jen Miller, RN, Former Communicable Disease Nurse Consultant, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Nicole Snyder, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Davidson College; MPH Candidate, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina

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