About This Journal
The Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief, and Homeland Security Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of South Florida, a national leader in public health research and evaluation in the field of disaster management, humanitarian assistance and homeland security, suggests that supervized field experience and service-learning is a high-impact practice that increases community engagement, critical thinking, and provides essential evaluated practical experience.
Graduate students’ overall academic experience with service-learning provides a foundation to bridge the gap between academia and practice. There is a need to showcase students’ special projects, special research, community engagement and involvement with experiential programs.
Students who contribute to JGHH further their research, field experience and special projects with a mentored, scholarly writing experience through the development, submission, review and formal publication process. Students learn valuable information that will extend throughout their graduate program and into their professional career, and provides a lasting tangible record of their work.