Back to School: Meet MHSc student Adriana Lima

Program: Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Population and Public Health
Year in Program: First year

What inspired you to pursue your program?

After many years in clinical practice, I felt the need to look for new challenges in my career and research is definitely an exciting field for me.

“I am looking forward to learning about and experiencing the multiculturalism and diversity that only UBC has to offer.”
MHSc student Adriana Lima

What’s one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?

I am very passionate about my dogs and they are coming with me to Vancouver.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received:

If something scares you, then do it.

Why do you think public health is important?

Public health is important to evaluate the needs of the population, therefore providing the most adequate services according to their needs. It has impact on many people and their quality of life.

Who is your public health hero, and why?

Oswaldo Cruz, a Brazilian physician that lived between 1872 and 1917. He was an epidemiologist, pioneer in the study of tropical diseases and experimental medicine, responsible for the eradication of bubonic plague and smallpox in Brazil. He promoted many sanitation campaigns in Brazil, and was a very important figure in Brazilian medical history.

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