Ryan Titus

Ryan Titus

The WVU SPH is a place where everyone feels at home and part of a family. Everyone is treated well and and given plenty of opportunities to succeed.

What does public health mean to you?

Making the world a safer and healthier place for all.

Why did you choose to study Public Health at WVU?

I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to study, but when I found public health I thought it sounded very fulfilling. There were also a lot of careers I could go into, so I didn’t have to make a decision immediately as to what I wanted to do with my life.

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

Dr. McCawley was the one who sparked my interest in industrial hygiene. He also gave me a research opportunity before the pandemic hit.

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

The WVU SPH is a place where everyone feels at home and part of a family. Everyone is treated well and and given plenty of opportunities to succeed.

What advice would you give to your freshman self?

Don’t procrastinate — it’s always better to get something over with and relieve yourself of that stress than it is to save that stress to the last minute.

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

Going to grad school for industrial hygiene.