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Health Sciences MS

Brianna MooreStudent Name: Brianna Moore

Program: Master's in Health Sciences

Graduated: 2012

Employer: Ph.D. Student at Colorado State University

Position: Graduate Research Assistant

What attracted you to this field?

I initially became interested in health sciences following my undergraduate experiences. Under the sponsorship of William Sorensen, Ph.D., I conducted a small pilot study investigating the eating habits and prevalence of obesity among Texas adolescents. This independent study provided me with hands-on experience initiating, conducting, and presenting health research. Pursuing this topic in greater detail through a Master's thesis was the next step for me.

Why did you choose UT Tyler?

UT Tyler is known for their strong academics, reasonable tuition, and flexible programs. I was also attracted to the beautiful campus and the strong sense of community - I always loved being on campus!

What do you like most about UT Tyler?

The smaller class sizes at UT Tyler allowed me to develop many strong friendships along with the UT Tyler faculty and students. I appreciate that I can easily stay in touch with my academic advisor (William Sorensen), other faculty members, and fellow students.

What are your career aspirations?

My long-term goal is to obtain a faculty position in an academic setting. I plan to pursue a career that will allow me to expand upon my current research on childhood obesity and facilitate learning in the classroom.

What is your work experience?

For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Research Assistant. I have assisted with data management, statistical analyses, and manuscript preparation on various research projects at UT Tyler and Colorado State University.

Do you have any advice to pass along to other students interested in this program?

I would advise future students to challenge themselves to go above what is expected in the classroom - it will benefit you down the road! I would also encourage other students to get involved on campus. Building relationships with your faculty and peers will leave you with good memories and lasting friendships.

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