“One’s potential is absolutely limitless!” This message is one that healthcare professional and social media influencer Michael H. Forde strives to remind people of in his encounters. He is on a mission to leave a mark on the world through the positive impact he makes both online and offline.
As the fastest-growing motivational influencer on Facebook and Instagram with a combined follower count of 309,000, he touches the lives of many people with his positive, inspirational posts designed to balance out the negativity that is dominant on social media today.
As a public health specialist, he is a leader in health communications and health disparities who works towards bettering the general public’s health status. He has served both local and national communities in his work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Michael H. Forde graduated from high school at 16 years old, from college with a bachelor’s degree at 19, and earned his master’s degree at 22. Currently, he is a doctoral student pursuing public health specialization in health behavior at George Washington University’s Milken Institute of Public Health.
This Brooklyn native is a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship and an ambassador for the National College Resources Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that has secured over a billion dollars, all of which went towards the effort of giving minorities the opportunity to learn and grow through scholarships and grants.
Whether through the lens of public health or social media, Michael H. Forde is making sure to send the best messages of power to trigger the best changes in people. His purpose in life includes using his wisdom and influence to help more people find theirs. To this cause, he authored a book titled Success Begins From Where You Are!, published in 2017 and later rebranded in January 2020.
Healthcare is a massively demanding and exhausting commitmentーone that is not worth making for the sake of money alone. What makes people go into healthcare is the desire to serve people, save lives, and the positive impact healthcare workers leave on the lives of others. Going by that line of thought, it is not difficult to see that Michael’s dedication to making a positive impact cannot be fulfilled by one field alone.
Michael wants to become a leader in public health in the future, but more than just that, he wants to become a leader in the field of change. His working goal is to increase the public’s awareness of health and guide as many people as possible on how to embrace changeーa necessary skill to have in climbing the stairs of success.
In creating a system where people can grow emotionally and be conscious of improving health-related behaviors, he plans to promote holistic growth with positive messages of self-improvement and self-worth.
Michael H. Forde believes that improving people’s physical and mental health will allow them to have healthy brains and healthy bodies, and consequently, a longer, healthier life. Learn more about him by visiting his website.