Vanessa's Online Features

Advice: Job Search during the COVID19 Pandemic as Featured on @ReproJobs By: Vanessa

Need some guidance on how to job search during this COVID19 pandemic? Here are the tips I wrote on the ReproJobs blog!

Discussion/Advice: Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast Episode #115 By: Dr. CH Huntley, featuring Vanessa

Interview with Vanessa Chilombo Da Costa, MPH, Global Epidemiologist and Entrepreneur, where I discuss my global health experience and provide career advice on the Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast.

Advice: Applying to the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program By: Vanessa

Applying to the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program? Checkout these 5 tips for submitting a competitive application.

Interested in learning about how my Peace Corps service in Rwanda influenced my careers in public health and career development?

Checkout my People of Peace Corps Instagram feature.

Alumni Spotlight:

Checkout my Alumni Spotlight for the Department of Epidemiology Blog (The Co founder) at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

How to succeed in your post-MPH career search:

A Recent Graduate's Perspective, is a blog post I wrote for PH SPOT. It includes 10 tips to jump-start your career after getting your Master of Public Health Degree.


Monthly Public Health Consultant Spotlight: Vanessa Da Costa, MPH by Roman Public Health Consulting LLC. I discuss my professional and entrepreneurial background, and provide some tips for aspiring Public Health Consultants.

Resources by Other Public Health Professionals

Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

The Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast is a podcast developed and ran by Dr CH Huntley, MPH, PhD, It includes over 100 weekly episodes about academic and career related insights from a variety of professionals in the field of Public Health.

The Tools for Career Success: 101 Answers to FAQs about Public Health

The Tools for Career Success: 101 Answers to FAQs about Public Health is a go-to book of resource guides self-published  by LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES. The book includes over 101 tips, strategies and tools for public health students, graduates and professionals. Autographed copies are available for $25. For a preview of the book, visit Google Books. The book is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books A Million.

Public Health/STEM Programs Document

The Public Health/STEM Programs Document is a google document developed and maintained by Frances Dean, BS. This includes resources tailored to U.S. based degree and job seekers for scholarships, internships, fellowships, and other opportunities.

Adunni Brown's Opportunities List

Take a look at Adunni Brown’s Opportunities List, which focuses on fellowships, scholarships, and conferences for Women and People of Color from LMICs studying and working in Public Health, International Development, Human Rights/Social Justice and Psychology.

Pathway to Public Health Document

This Pathway to Public Health document is perfectly crafted to help you navigate Public Health from getting into your ideal program to landing your dream job! This document was created by Abou Ibrahim-Biangor, an MPH graduate from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her interests lie in bridging communities of color, promoting health equity, and advocating for immigrants.

Resources by Other Companies

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10 Best Job Search Sites Based on In-Depth Reviews

Having trouble identifying websites to spearhead your job search? Check out this Consumer’s Advocate article: the 10 Best Job Search Sites Based on In-Depth Reviews. Many of my recommended job search engines are on here!

Job Scan

Jobscan is used to boost your chances of getting an interview by scanning your resume or cover letter against a job description. Check it out!