John Bresett - Graduate Assistant

John Bresett, MS

Graduate Assistant

Department of Population Science and Policy




Primary Responsibilities

My primary responsibility for the Department of Population Science and Policy is to assist in research aimed at improving health outcomes in central and southern Illinois.



I earned my bachelor’s degree in anthropology in May 2015 from the State University of New York at Potsdam. After completing my program, I worked as a substance-abuse counselor for two years. After my first year, I decided to continue my education and pursue a master's degree in community health at the State University of New York at Potsdam, which I finished in May 2018. During my master’s program, I completed my thesis which examined the implementation process of a needle exchange program for a rural county in New York. My research interests include substance abuse, nutrition, health disparities, and looking at rural health systems.