The intersection of health and law grabbed Crystal Liu’s attention when she was an undergrad at the University of California, Berkeley.
After spending a year in Australia studying the regulation of assisted reproductive technologies as a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar, Liu in 2006 enrolled in the MPH/JD joint degree program in public health administration and policy and law at the University of Minnesota. She felt that the cross-disciplinary program would be a great way to nurture her interests.
The MPH/JD joint degree program, a partnership between the University’s School of Public Health and Law School, trains creative thinkers to bridge the gaps between ever-advancing health science and related laws and policies. Students can complete both degrees in four years — instead of the typical two for an MPH and three for a JD — by taking classes in epidemiology, biostatistics, and constitutional law, as well as health policy, public health law, and health law.