Johnnie Proby

Johnnie Proby

Track: Prevention Science

What is your professional background and where do you currently work?

Currently, I work at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. My professional background is in public health communication. Additionally, I am a professional recording artist who enjoy sharing music with patients who are in recovery, to uplift and inspire them on their quest for optimum health.

Why did you enroll in the EMPH program?

To gain the knowledge, skills and ability in the realm of prevention science to better serve my community in relations to health and well-being. I want to explore the benefits of using music as medicine.

Since you have enrolled, what is the most valuable skill you have learned in the EMPH program?

Thus far, the most valuable skill I have learned is working with cohorts on group assignments. Therefore, without their input it is difficult to complete any task, or assignments with efficiency.

What is the title of your practicum or intended practicum?

My focus will be on the benefits of using music as medicine, along with health and wellness.

What are your potential topics/titles for your Thesis?

Music is Medicine: How Music Impacts Our Health and Well-Being. Music and Public Health.

What advice do you wish someone had given you prior to enrollment?

Do not allow feelings of inadequacy to hinder your decision to enroll in the EMPH program.

"Even the people we most admire often feel inadequate" -Andrew Matthews