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Alumni Profiles: Where Are They Now?

Prianca Reddi, MSPH '20

Prianca Reddi

Alumni Profile

Prianca Reddi is a graduate of the Health Systems Program in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Current job title

Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job description

After graduating from the MSPH Health Systems program, I joined the CDC as a Presidential Management Fellow. I work within CDC’s Center for Global Health in the Division of Global Health Protection, focusing on strengthening surveillance and emergency response systems internationally.

How has the MSPH in Health Systems degree helped you in your career? 

Overall this program broadened my understanding of the complexities and nuances that comprise a health system. Through the engaging classroom discussions, robust methods curriculum, and hands-on experiences of the program, I’ve learned skills that are needed to look at evidence and ask the right questions at the right time.

Advice to students

Focus on building skills for the career that you envision for yourself. While focusing on methodology and research skills is key, it is also important to develop skills and accrue experiences in managing public health organizations. The faculty at Hopkins have a breadth of experiences and knowledge, so be proactive about bouncing ideas off your advisor, professors and peers. Most importantly enjoy the learning environment and make time for yourself to have fun!