MS in Public Health, Class of 2014
After serving in the Army as a medic for nearly seven years, Gerald Montero wanted to continue working in health care as he transitioned to civilian life last summer.
At first he considered a nursing degree until he heard about the new public health program at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
“I didn’t know too much about public health,” Montero said. “I started reading about it and really liked how the profession can impact large populations.”
With experience as a military medic in both Iraq and Fort Bragg, Montero brings a strong background in health care to Campbell’s inaugural public health class.
His research interest is focused on rural farmworkers in North Carolina. Montero recently traveled to Honduras for a medical mission trip where he conducted research for his thesis with a similar population of rural, Spanish speaking farmworkers. During the trip, he also helped as a translator and worked in the medical aid station, caring for local patients.
Following graduation, Montero is interested in non-profit work and humanitarian aid, or working for the government because of his previous military experience.