MedSight - Neha Parate

Insights into the Lives of Healthcare Professionals and Students. A Glimpse into the Life of Neha Parate.
Neha Parate, BDS, MPH from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, US (2021-2023)
Neha Parate, BDS, MPH from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, US (2021-2023)

Name : Neha Parate

Birth Place: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Academic Qualification: BDS from Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra, India (2011-2016)

MPH from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, US (2021-2023)

Languages: English, Spanish, Hindi and Marathi

  1. What do you do?

    I am an MPH in Epidemiology healthcare professional. My primary role is to analyze and interpret data related to diseases and public health issues to improve healthcare outcomes. I conduct research studies, collect and analyze data, and identify patterns and trends in disease occurrence. By examining the distribution and determinants of diseases, I contribute to the development and implementation of effective public health interventions and policies.

  2. What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?

    The best part of my profession is the opportunity to make a significant impact on public health. I chose this profession because of my passion for improving health outcomes on a population level. Epidemiology allows me to investigate the causes and distribution of diseases, identify risk factors, and develop strategies to prevent and control them. Being able to contribute to the understanding of diseases and inform evidence-based interventions brings a sense of fulfillment and purpose to my work.

  3. Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?

    Yes, I like reading. The last thing I read was an article on HIV/AIDS.

  4. What is your favorite dish?

    I enjoy Momos and Indo-Chinese dishes.

  5. How would your friends describe you?

    They would likely describe me as an intelligent and knowledgeable companion. They would appreciate my ability to provide accurate information and engage in meaningful conversations on a wide range of topics. They might also mention my reliability and responsiveness in addressing their questions and concerns. Additionally, they might find me adaptable and versatile, as I can adjust my responses and tone to suit different situations and contexts. Overall, they would see me as a helpful and trustworthy presence in their lives.

  6. What sports did you play growing up?

    I enjoyed playing games, swimming, dancing, and exercising.

  7. What is your least favorite subject(s)? Your favorite subject(s)?

    My least favorite subject might be Biostatistics, while my favorite subject is Epidemiology.

  8. What’s something you wish to change about the world?

    I wish to contribute to changing the global healthcare system to create a more equitable and accessible framework. I strive to address health disparities by implementing evidence-based strategies, conducting comprehensive research, and advocating for policies that promote disease prevention, early detection, and effective interventions.

  9. If your journey was/were a movie, what would it be called? "Epidemiology Diaries: Navigating Health Equity"

  10. What are you passionate about?

    I am passionate about promoting health equity and social justice, striving to ensure that everyone has equal access to healthcare services and resources. I am dedicated to preventing diseases and improving population health through evidence-based interventions, education, and policy advocacy. I also prioritize community engagement and empowerment, working closely with diverse populations to address health disparities and create sustainable, positive change.

  11. Best/memorable moment

    One of my best and most memorable moments was when I graduated with an MPH in Epidemiology with a specialization in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

  12. What do you love to do in your leisure time?

    In my leisure time, I enjoy playing games, exercising, swimming, and dancing.

  13. What do you hate the most?

    I dislike people who make untrue statements with intent.

  14. If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for? If I had chosen an alternate career, I might have become a surgeon specializing in OB-GYN.

  15. What is your dream travel destination?

    My dream travel destination is Paris, France.

  16. Where and what kind of workplace would you like to work in the future?

    In the future, I would like to work as an entrepreneur focused on women's healthcare within an NGO setting.

  17. Finally, a quote you relate to.

    "Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." - Colin Powell

  18. What else would you like to tell about yourself? I consider myself ambitious, a thinker, a leader, a dreamer, and someone who is continually growing. I value building a strong professional network and connecting with others in my field.

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