You are all so qualified!
Schools: Brown Behavioral and Social Sciences; Emory Behavioral and Health Education; CUNY Community Health and Health Policy; Drextel Community Health and Prevention; John Hopkins Mental Health (really want to get into this one!)
GRE: 146Q 153V 4W (These scores are not new/ I retook it this year but did significantly worse as I got sick on test week unfortunately; couldn't even finish exam and was hospitalized)
Grad GPA : very very low; I was still a pre-med student until mid semester of my first year at my master's training; I took physics and orgo during this time which really killed my gpa). Public health GPA without those classes in grad school is at 3.8 though, I am not sure if this matters)
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience/Psychology Graduate/MPH Concentration: Global health (both at same school)
Experience: 2 research assistant positions, I was also a CNA, a lot of customer service/managing experience (of five years)--not sure how relevant this is, but I have explained this in my statements, 2 submitted publications, 2 more publications in review;
In overall, I am not really hopeful as I am not that experienced nor do I have high scores; I went straight to my MPH after undergrad too; Nevertheless, after talking with the different faculty from different schools, I was encouraged and wrote really compelling statements (at least I think I did) and I have tried to market myself and my background to fit the programs as much as I could. Got LORs from the two faculty that I have worked with, and from my supervisor of five years (which is not public health related; but customer service related)...
Research Interests: interplay of mental health conditions, sleep health, infectious diseases, health promotion, health disparities, marginalized communities via innovative and rigorous methodologies (such as health informatics, mixed methods research, community-based participatory research, etc)
I am extremely anxious, and I am trying to not expect too much due to my lacking stats. Would love to hear more from all of you and good-luck to everyone!