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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Human Nutrition


In addition to completing the requisite coursework, students must gain practical experience in the application of the principles and methods learned through a practicum. Practicum locations exist in the US and most regions of the world. The Department has many field sites across the world where students are often placed. Faculty and staff also help students find opportunities with other global health organizations. 

Practicum Manager

Lisa Folda, MHS '05, is the Practicum and Alumni Partnerships Manager for the Department of International Health. She works closely with faculty, alumni, and employers to establish practicum programs and mentorship experiences for the Department's MSPH students. She facilitates career development and placement strategies to help prepare our students to become successful public health practitioners. Ms. Folda, a Bloomberg School alumna, has a background in both student advising and public health practice. She is dedicated to making meaningful connections that benefit both students in their learning and practicum sites in their important work. 

Practicum Examples

Project Location Organization
Targeting nutrition of children under two in rural Malawi


John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Investigating the impact of the BHCK intervention on healthy snack access and patterns of purchase and consumption among Baltimore youth Baltimore, Maryland B'more Healthy: Communities for Kids (BHCK)
The Perspectives of Caregivers toward Introduction of Point-of-Use Water Treatment Devices in Dadu, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)
Monitoring the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes Geneva, Switzerland WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development
Qualitative evaluation of a home food fortification pilot trian in Madagascar Madagascar Sight and Life