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The Public Health Field Study Course is required for all MPH students. As part of the MPH Culminating Experience, the Field Study is a structured and practical experience in a professional public health setting which allows students to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during the didactic period into public health practice. Through the Field Study, students apply their academic knowledge to “real world” situations that address public health issues. Students conduct field work as interns at public health organizations, which serve as field study placement sites. The role of the MPH student intern is to assist partnering organizations with specific public health projects and to promote and support the activities of those organizations that provide comprehensive health services to communities, locally or abroad. Student participation should contribute to strategic resolutions, be valued by the Organization, and contribute to meeting its mission and goals. Through their field work, students help to build and strengthen working partnerships between field study placement sites and TUC. 

The practical skills and the knowledge gained through the Field Study are essential to students’ academic and professional growth, preparing them for careers in population and public health. In this course, students are provided opportunities to cultivate core public health skills, explore  careers options, and develop professional goals and networking skills by building and maintaining valuable connections with professionals in the public health field.  

Field Study Contact:


  Nemesia Kelly, MPH
  Assistant Professor & Field Study Coordinator
  Public Health Program
  Touro University California
  1310 Club Drive
  Vallejo, CA 94592
  Ofc: 707/638-5827
  Cell: 707-731-7436
  Fax: 707/638-5871
  Please allow 48-72 hours for email reply.

Office Hours 

  • Wednesdays, 12 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursdays, 12 - 1:00 p.m.

Click here to schedule an appointment (in-person or by phone). If students are unable to meet during these office hours, alternative meeting times can be requested at nemesia.kelly@tu.edu