Danny Scalise

MPH in Health Policy
Graduated in May 2018 Danny Scalise

Public health students have to understand how the work they do saves lives and helps the lives of others. Public health professionals rarely get to see the people they help.

What is your current job?

Executive Director, West Virginia State Medical Association

Why did you choose WVU?

The WVU School of Public Health provided me a chance to study public health from some of West Virginia’s and the country’s public health leaders.

How did WVU prepare you to be a public health professional?

My ability to analyze public health policy and help to direct the same comes from studying health policy at WVU.

Describe your current role as a public health practitioner.

I work as the executive director and chief lobbyist of multiple healthcare organizations. My job is to educate policy makers and shape health policy within state government. I also serve as an adjunct faculty of health policy and run a health policy rotation for 4th year medical students at the WVU School of Medicine.

What advice would you give today’s Public Health students?

Public health students have to understand how the work they do saves lives and helps the lives of others. Public health professionals rarely get to see the people they help.

What does public health mean to you?

Our ability to help others live longer more fulfilling lives.