Duaa Ballout

Public Health Major & Let's Detroit Ambassador | Wayne State University

My story

I’m Duaa Ballout and I’m a passionate, hardworking student at Wayne State University who has an interest in community work and improving healthcare disparities in the city of Detroit. I am a junior majoring in Public Health and minoring in Arabic and Global Health and Social Medicine and I’m from Dearborn. I love being involved with different organizations on campus and hold multiple leadership roles to improve student life, both in person and virtually. I have attended multiple conferences to increase my knowledge and role as as student leader on campus. I also am an avid researcher working with WSU School of Medicine and the Emergency Department. In my spare time, you can find me watching movies, exploring new places to eat, or finding new things to do in Metro-Detroit.

how I got started

I chose my major based on my interests and what I realized that I wanted to do in the future. After taking a couple of public health courses and working in the city and being exposed to different environments, I realized that this is my passion, and this is what I wanted to do. Working with the community and opening non-profits is a major indictor for why I chose to go into medicine.

What I love most about working in Southeast Michigan

There are so many opportunities that arise from working within the city and there is a great amount of knowledge to learn and connection to earn. The amount of culture and diversity available is something to immerse yourself in and open yourself up too. The people are amazing, and the career options are limitless because of all the opportunities given. You will definitely be given experiences that you should take advantage of in the best way!

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