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  • Drawing upon Lewis & Clark’s strong culture of interdisciplinary learning, the Health Studies minor recognizes the growing interest students have in public health and the value of a liberal arts approach to solving the world’s current and future public health challenges. The minor is multidisciplinary, bringing together coursework, internship experiences, and scholarly activity across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor provides the statistical and scientific foundation necessary for students interested in fields such as public health, healthcare administration, and healthcare policy alongside the narrative, psychological, and cultural contexts that supplement the coursework of those interested in medicine, physical therapy, and other clinical careers. Leveraging our renowned overseas and off-campus programs, students may apply up to 12 credits toward the minor from an approved overseas study program focused on public health. All students will have a health-related internship in Portland or overseas as part of their capstone experience.

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  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10673-morgan-bashore"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78696_CAS-0419-SPP-Bashore-001.rev.1559240666.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10673-morgan-bashore">Morgan Bashore</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2022</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Leadership and Service</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Cathlamet, Washington</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9446-selina-ibarra"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/75093_PEO-C4-0418-0979.rev.1539635072.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9446-selina-ibarra">Selina Ibarra</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Gente Latina Unida (GLU), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Montclair, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Berlin, Germany</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> My favorite class within my major is definitely Organic Chemistry with Professor Louis Kuo and Assistant Professor Casey Jones. I felt they really complemented each other, and they both have a great sense of humor!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9534-max-clary"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/73057_maxclary.rev.1529525467.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9534-max-clary">Max Clary</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Amnesty International Student Area Coordinator for Oregon, President of L&C Amnesty International Club, cofounder of nonprofit KareMeKuc, cofounder and CEO of Organic Route, lead student researcher and intern at CARES NW</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Evergreen, Colorado</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I founded a nonprofit called CareMeKuc in the beginning of college that partners with local stakeholders to rehabilitate child soldiers in northern Uganda. As part of that, I worked with chemistry professor Janis Lochner to address local dietary health problems such as kwashiorkor.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10668-jordan-gonzalez"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78725_CAS-0419-SPP-Gonzalez-014.rev.1559670975.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10668-jordan-gonzalez">Jordan Gonzalez</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Baseball</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Chandler, Arizona</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8302-dakota-kennedy"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68027_dakotakennedy.rev.1504908013.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8302-dakota-kennedy">Dakota Kennedy</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Resident Advisor, chemistry tutor, Queer Student Union</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Monument, Colorado</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark has a stellar chemistry program. It didn’t make sense to go anywhere else!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9443-kindra-jones"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/75187_PEO-C4-0418-0569.rev.1539807011.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9443-kindra-jones">Kindra Jones</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Portland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I chose to study abroad in Berlin because it offered chemistry credit and a chance to travel somewhere new!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
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