Latifa Alsaad

Latifa Alsaad, BMS, MBBS, MPH

Dr. Latifa Alsaad

"You can achieve anything with hardwork, determination, and commitment. If you do so while believing in yourself, not even the sky will be the limit to your success!"

Ajman Microcampus Dual MPH Degree program

Hometown: Kingdom of Bahrain

Current Major: Dual MPH Public Health Practice

Prior Degree(s): Bachelor of Medical Sciences, AMA International University - Kingdom of Bahrain

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Gulf Medical University - United Arab Emirates

Health and Social Services, McMaster University, ON - Canada 

Why choose Public Health/What’s awesome about Public Health? Being a part of teams that aim to make lasting impressions to improve the health and wellbeing of society is a very rewarding outcome of public health. Overall, I find this field to be the path that fulfills my dreams and goals in life!

Why choose the University of Arizona/MEZCOPH: It was not a hard choice to make when it came to choosing where to obtain my MPH as the University of Arizona is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Ranking, and ranks 20th for public research, according to the U.S National Science Foundation. I firmly believe that the MEZCOPH, with its solid high standard education system, is the college of choice to learn the proper skills and knowledge needed to be a competent public health professional.

Public Health Interests: Epidemiology, Infection disease and control, health promotion.

What are your career goals: My goal is to continue advancing in the public health field by obtaining a PhD in one of my public health areas of interest. I will go the extra mile to be involved and work with organizations to provide the ultimate service on national and international levels. I also love working on research projects, thus I might consider going into academia as a researcher.

Fun fact about you or interests/hobbies: In my free time, you will find me either reading or experimenting with cooking! If I get the chance of taking a holiday, I usually travel to new places that I pick randomly by rolling a die! Life is all about probability and experiences, isn’t it?!

One piece of advice for current and future students: The road may not always be paved smoothly for you, but follow your dreams while enjoying the journey. And always remember that “education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” All the best!