The Monday Dose is the monthly professional development newsletter of the Department of Health Services Management and Policy
The Monday Dose is written and prescribed by students for students and graduates of the department and college.
The Monday Dose originated in the spring of 2012 by MPH student, Jennifer Swiatek. Each issue addresses a different professional development topic and includes contributions by students and faculty. The Monday Dose is distributed electronically to our student and alumni and posted on the department website.
Over the years, several MPH students have authored the publication, including Olivia Egen, Tina Nguyen, Basil Alhassan and Melissa Sutphin, with Dr. Amal Khoury as the editor, and department faculty as contributing writers. Current student authors are Victor Nettey and Olivia Luzzi.
Here is some feedback from Management and Policy students on their take of the Monday Dose:
"While I enjoy all aspects of the Monday Dose, I especially enjoy the perspectives
and commentary offered by the department faculty. In the Monday Dose, the faculty
offer real-world applications of the topics discussed in the classroom, which offers
an extra element of relevance to the concepts we are taught in the classroom. All
in all, the Monday Dose is a very informative and credible publication that offers
deeper insight and relevance to our field."
-Paezha McCartt, MPH Student
"It's great to hear the faculty perspectives on issues relevant to the Health Administration
field. You hear them teach it in class, but now we get to hear their opinions and
real-life situations on different topics. It's good to know that what we are learning
is completely practical to our success and professionalism outside of school."
- Nathan Cunningham, MPH Alum
"I like how [the Monday Dose] topics are geared towards Professional Development rather
than re-emphasizing topics we learn in class; for example, last months topic was all
about Teamwork. Ask the Professors is also really helpful, because it gives us examples
and input from professionals in the field. The fact that the Monday Dose is evidence-based,
with links to the articles where data are gathered, is very important, because it
gives credibility to the publication."
- Terrance Washington, MPH Student
"The Monday Dose is very beneficial for students to keep up with current events and
- Ellen Sublett, MPH Student