Alyssa Falise, MSPH

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Bachelor of Health Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Master of Science in Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Research interests: Cognitive impairment and decline, caregiver burden, older adult health, injury, substance use, statistical analysis, research design
Long-term career goals: My long-term goal is to serve as a professor at an academic research institution. I aspire to teach and mentor public health students, conduct research to advance our understanding of diseases impacting older populations, and give back to my local community through research interventions.
What philosophy guides your education? Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
What do you see as the most pressing public health issue facing the world today? Due to exciting advances in medicine, public health, and technology, people are living much longer than ever before. As a result, older adults are constituting larger and larger proportions of our society in the United States and around the world. This change in our community’s demographic profile will undoubtedly require changes in how our healthcare system and access to healthcare are structured and I anticipate this will be a great public health challenge in our near future.