Write for us! Call for Guest Articles

"Right now is the best time in history to pursue innovative solutions to complex and thorny public health problems. While the challenges we face and the problems we need to solve are intricate as well as formidable, the tools and technology we have in our hands and a growing national and international appreciation of public health means that the winds are in our favor."

- Dean Lynn Goldman, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is honored to serve current and aspiring public health and health administration professionals who dedicate their lives to creating a better future for our domestic and global communities. The content we publish on the MPH@GW and MHA@GW blogs plays a big role in helping us to advance that mission, and now we want you to be a part of it: Both online programs are excited to announce that we are now accepting guest submissions from students, professionals and writers with expertise in the public health and health administration fields.

Guidelines and Requirements

Make sure to read all of the below guidelines before submitting your proposal:

  • Length, tone and topic selection. We're open to a wide range of topics in the health administration and public health spheres, especially those surrounding global health, health communications, health policy, and program planning and evaluation. Although we welcome articles that tackle serious issues, we pride ourselves on making our blog features accessible for a wide audience and strongly prefer writing that doesn't trend too academic or too casual. Our favorite pieces - like this one on risk perception - do a great job of breaking down complicated concepts using straightforward, dynamic language. Posts should be 700-900 words, but if you feel your topic requires a longer word count, tell us why and we can address on a case-by-case basis.
  • Original writing. Guest posts for MPH@GW and MHA@GW must be original, unpublished work that has not previously appeared on your personal blog or an external outlet. Posts should be submitted as a Word document (.doc or .docx).
  • Sources. Please use qualified sources - .gov, .edu, .org - and research to back your article. When referencing facts and figures, you should include in-text links as citations to your sources.
  • Images and multimedia. You may include 2-3 high-resolution, appropriate images that are related to your article. Embedded videos from YouTube or Vimeo are also welcome.
  • How to apply. Please submit all guest post proposals to MHA@GW staff via email with the subject line "GW Guest Post Submission: [Topic]" Your pitch should include:
    • A brief summary of your article.
    • An outline of what you plan to cover.
    • 2-3 sentences about your background in either the health administration or public health fields.

We're excited to work together to create and continue important conversations happening in public health. See you around the blog!