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Margaret O'Brien Caughy, Sc.D.
Professor Director, Maternal and Child Health Training Program Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences Dallas Regional Campus UT School of Public Health
UT Health Science Center at Houston
I believe strongly that my role as teacher does not end at the classroom door.
Public health is about working in the community to create opportunities for change and improved health, and you can't learn how to do that by sitting in a classroom. I like to involve students with me in my work with public health agencies and practitioners. By seeing public health in action, students see how to use their knowledge from the classroom and become excited about a career in public health. Witnessing this blossoming of passion for public health in my students is the best part of teaching for me.