Aleah Stevenson

Aleah Stevenson

Prevention is the best cure. Public health allows vital information to reach a community and affect their health practices in a positive way.

What does public health mean to you?

To me, public health means prevention. I am aware that prevention is the best cure. Public health allows vital information to reach a community and affect their health practices in a positive way.

Why did you choose to study Public Health at WVU?

I chose public health as my major because after graduating with a bachelor's, I plan on getting an M.D. I know that having the prevention and advocacy aspect under my belt will be beneficial throughout my career.

Have any particular faculty members made an impact on you while at WVU?

This past fall and spring semester, I had two professors that made an impact on me. Professor McIntosh and Dr. Davidov. Professor McIntosh always made it a point to remind his students that we should never be afraid of asking questions. Dr. Davidov taught me the importance of advocating for all communities.

What would you tell future students about WVU and the School of Public Health?

If you are looking for a close-knit supportive community, while prioritizing learning about health issues that are impacting today's society, WVU is your place!

What do you plan to do after completion of your degree?

Upon completion of my Bachelor of Science degree, I plan on applying to medical school and obtaining my M.D.

What advice would you give to your freshman self?

A few words of advice I would give to my freshman self is to always questions, seek help and advice. It is so important to have a person or persons in your corner while attending WVU. Just knowing they're there to help for anything and everything is a game changer.