I chose Public Health because that is the field I want to pursue as a career. The Public health field works to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health. Understanding public health is essential in any healthcare practice. You need to understand the health needs of a population as a whole in order to treat in an individual in that population. Whether you are a doctor, hospital worker or an insurance analyst, looking at the public health aspect of healthcare can better your understanding for treating and promoting health. As I explained before, I am pursuing a career in healthcare administration. My job is to supervise the delivery of healthcare. It is my job to educate healthcare providers and the population on the different aspects of public health and ways of disease prevention. Taking an anthropological approach to the delivery of healthcare can better the treatment of individuals of different cultures and beliefs. When treating a patient, the healthcare provider needs to understand the patient’s background and understand their culture before using biomedicine to treat them. Just like it was stated in the lecture, the patients or the healthcare worker is a blank slate. In order to facilitate a proper treatment program, it is necessary to recognize the complete cultural, biological, psychological and social circumstances. Anthropologists have a major role in the area of public health. In the article by Deborah Winslow, it states that, “ anthropologists do basic research, implement public health education or intervention programs, conducts methods work or laboratory activities.” This is the work done by anthropologists in the Centers of Disease Control, a major contributor in the public health field. The CDC provides over 50 jobs for anthropologists in the public heath sector, including what was stated above. The involvement of anthropologists in the CDC provides better understanding of the causes of illness from a cultural perspective.