Teachers College, Columbia University
Health Education Welcomes Back a Top Student
Each individual has a unique perspective, guiding the journey to progress. My path led me back to Teachers College, Columbia University’s Department of Health and Behavior Studies. Fourteen years ago, TC provided me with the foundation essential for translating health research into practical application. The Masters degree paved my way to work in multiple health care settings, ranging from the National Institutes of Health to rural health clinics in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. When I decided to return to school mid-career, the doctoral program in Health Education offered the perfect opportunity to combine my diverse interests under the rubric of global health inequities. My interests in gender, health innovation and program sustainability have been well nurtured by TC’s commitment to interdisciplinary fields and to applied research. TC’s flexible environment and academic rigor have made going back to school an easy transition and invaluable experience.
Theresa P. Castillo, M.A. CHES