This final course paper will focus on a prominent historical public
This final course paper will focus on a prominent historical public health figure that has positively
advanced public health efforts and significantly impacted local, national and global health. This
paper is the final part to the research you have completed on your chosen public health figure
from Unit 1.
Briefly describe the person you have selected including their early life and education,
and the specific core discipline(s) of public health he/she was associated with
(epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral aspects, health policy and
management, and environmental health).
The historical era this figure impacted and the cause he/she pursued in an effort to
advance public health (a particular disease, public health policy, social/behavioral
Describe in detail the steps and methods this person took to advance public health
(develop a vaccine; develop a sanitation system; complete experiments to prove public
health theories, etc.), including experiments, policy, laws, etc. that were completed or
The overall impact this person had (provide statistics, health polices, etc.).
Describe any obstacles, barriers or ethical dilemmas that were overcome in the process.
Explain how the advancements that were made during their historical time continue to
affect today’s public health efforts on a local, national and/or global basis.