We Are Public Health Video Series
Our “We Are Public Health” video series highlights various jobs with stories from real employees.
American Indian Health
Sarah Brokenleg is an American Indian Community Specialist in our Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives. She supports Minnesota tribes on their efforts to keep tobacco sacred, reclaim food sovereignty and return to their traditional, healthy Indigenous lifeways. Hear more about her role and her favorite thing about working at the Minnesota Department of Health.
Bilquis is an epidemiologist and program evaluator in our Oral Health Program. She explains why oral health is integral to a person's overall health and how her team works together to ensure all Minnesotans have access to the oral health services they need. Learn more about our Oral Health Program.
Members of our Drinking Water Protection Program talk about what it's like to work together to protect the health of Minnesotans by ensuring clean drinking water. Learn more about our Drinking Water Protection Program.
Dawn is a Buyer in our division of Finance & Facilities Management. She shares how her job impacts the lives of Minnesotans and why it's essential to the work we do at Minnesota Department of Health.
Betsy Edhlund is a chemist in the environmental section of our Public Health Lab. She analyzes blood and urine samples for heavy metals like mercury, cadmium and lead. Her work is one of the many ways we identify health inequities throughout the state. It impacts things like Minnesota’s fish consumption advisories. Learn more about our Public Health Lab.
Tory Whitten, an epidemiologist in the Zoonotic Diseases Program, shares what her job entails and why every day is different. Learn more about our Zoonotic Diseases Program.