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Neal D. Kohatsu ’78, MD, MPH, occupation: Physician practicing Preventive Medicine.

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I have been working the field of preventive medicine and public health for over 20 years. Looking back on my Human Biology experience, I now see that the core curriculum was perfect preparation for my career in this specialty of medicine. Unfortunately, as an undergraduate, I didn't know that such a medical specialty existed. I continue to try and spread the word that for those who are fascinated by the interplay between biology, individuals, populations, and policy (described so well by Hum Bio), there are great careers for public health professionals (MPH, MS, DrPH, or PhD graduate training) and physicians (there is board certification in public health and general preventive medicine)!