Student: Meredith Lilley
Program: Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc)
Undergraduate Institution: East Carolina University
Briefly describe your accomplishments, strengths, passions and experiences. What do you bring to the Campbell classroom? Over the past several years, I simultaneously earned my Master of Science in Clinical Research from Campbell while working for a small pharmaceutical company in Raleigh. In earning my master’s, I have had the opportunity to publish an abstract on my research with venous thromboembolism and in work, I have had the privilege of seeing a drug through from start to finish on several clinical trials that will soon move into commercialization.
Outside of work and school I am an active member of the Junior League of Raleigh and enjoy volunteering when and where I can with Backpack Buddies, Interact, and other places within the community.
What do you hope to accomplish at Campbell CPHS? Through the Doctor of Health Sciences program at Campbell, I hope to broaden my scope of knowledge with regards to all aspects of the health field – public health, health policy, management, international health care, technology, and more – and use this knowledge to better understand how these various aspects are all intertwined so that I can be a positive change in health care. I hope to use my time at Campbell to create a network of friends and colleagues so that we can potentially work together to help create a more positive outlook on health care.
Why did you choose Campbell University, your program, and/or what are you most excited about? I chose Campbell University because this is where I earned my master’s degree and I recognize the diversity in students, professors, and backgrounds of those I’m in the classroom with. I have the opportunity to learn holistically form those around me, even in a virtual world. Based on the quality education and guidance I received during my time in the master’s program, I knew and trusted I would be presented with the same at the doctoral level.
What are your career goals and/or what legacy do you hope to leave? After earning my doctorate in health science, I hope to do so many things. The number of doors that I believe may be open to me and others in this program seem to be expansive. I would love to work at the executive level of a company or as a part of government somehow where I can use my background in health care as a guide to creating better options and helping those in need. Eventually, I would also love to teach at the university level in some capacity. I’m excited to see where this program may lead and how it can help me make a positive mark on the world.
Additional comments you would like to share – it can be anything about your hobbies, journey, faith, pets, etc. Outside of school and work, I love to travel and I look forward to being able to travel more extensively in the near future. I danced growing up and was a member of the ECU dance team in college, so I love to stay active as much as I can – running, tennis, yoga, etc.