Alumni Spotlight: Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP – Public Health Program
After going through UNE’s flexible online MPH program, Alexjandro Daviano received his MPH from the University of New England this past December. Here is a little of what Alexjandro had to say about his UNE Online Public Health Programs experience:
“My MPH degree at UNE really changed my mind on the career path I’ve chosen, and truly opened my eyes to being able to really use public health to affect change in multiple people.”
“I truly see you all (UNE Student Support staff members), and UNE as an academic institution, at the forefront of change in public health. And I am so glad I was able to be a part of it. I really hope we can keep in touch and continue to be resources for each other’s growth in public health!”
For the next phase of his education, Alexjandro is very excited to report that he has officially been admitted to the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health DrPH degree program, and he will begin his journey this summer.
His program areas of focus will be epidemiology and biostatistics, with a specialization in trauma and injury epidemiology.
By definition, epidemiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health, and biostatistics (or biometry) is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology.
These principles applied to trauma and injury will be the focus of his research in the coming years.
Making a difference
In the meantime, Alexjandro is already deeply involved in the public health community. He is currently working for three emergency medical services (EMS) agencies:
- Texas A&M University EMS
- St. Joseph Regional EMS, a level two trauma center for the Brazos County, TX region
- Robertson County EMS
In addition to emergency medicine, Alexjandro is also involved with the following departments:
- The Brazos County Health Department; working on epidemiological systems improvement projects
- The Texas Department of Public Safety; working on a project regarding the advancement of EMS protocols in special operations on the Texas/Mexico border
At the start of his DrPH program, Alexjandro will also begin doing research at Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center. He will be working with Dr. Eva Shipp on trauma and injury research to improve systems in EMS, trauma procedures, and protocols to extend the life of patients with long-term and acute outcomes.
Additional research partnerships
Alexjandro will also participate in other research projects to improve drug systems and assist with hemodynamic stabilization in trauma patients. Networking and partnerships play a big role in public health, and Alexjandro is looking forward to taking advantage of such opportunities within the Texas Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.
The goal of this partnership is to improve trauma research and trauma protocols for emergency medical services, prehospital, and in-hospital acute care in order to affect the long-term and short-term outcomes of patients. Through drug and blood therapy, they will focus on patients with a severe traumatic injury.
DrPH programs are very challenging, but Alexjandro is extremely excited to take this next step in his career path.
We at UNE Online Public Health Programs look forward to staying updated on all of Alexjandro’s future research, advancements, and accomplishments and look forward to hearing about other new adventures that our students embark upon!
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