Kyle Strother

MPH, Health Policy, Management and Leadership
Expected to Graduate in May 2019 Kyle Strother

The sky is the limit. There are many opportunities available to me in several sectors with this degree.

What is your hometown?

Augusta, WV

What is your current major?

MPH, Health Policy, Management and Leadership

What is your undergraduate degree and location?

BA, Psychology, WVU

What does public health mean to you?

To me, public health means serving and protecting the community (local, regional, world) by advancing knowledge, policies, and partnerships that improve health outcomes and quality of life.

Why did you choose to study Public Health at WVU?

During my time working in healthcare I was always concerned about the causes of health issues that led people to seek care. I believe pursing my MPH allows me to answer these questions and gives me an opportunity to address factors that lead to negative health outcomes. 

Have you had any particular professors or faculty members who have made an impact on you while at WVU?

Dr. Duval has made an impact on me during my time at WVU. His critical thinking skills have made me more perceptive and open-minded when looking at information and reviewing policies. His down to earth personality and life journey also inspires me to leave my comfort zone and explore new opportunities for personal growth. 

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

Don't be hesitant to speak up and talk with your professors. They are a great resource and building relationships with key members in your professional field will make your time in the program more positive and will open doors for you in the future. 

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

The sky is the limit. There are many opportunities available to me in several sectors with this degree. I am currently considering moving across the country to apply my skills in a new environment, or staying local and working in a healthcare setting to make an impact on the health of my community.