MPH Alumni Working in Public Health

2018 Graduates

  • Alexandra Bianco (MPH'18) is the Infectious Disease Epidemiologist at Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
  • Amy Rupp (MPH'18) is seeking employment
  • Sydney Rivera (MPH ’18) is pursuing a medical degree at IU School of Medicine.
  • Amanda Kaiser (MPH ’18) is pursuing a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health at Purdue University.
  • Ellen Gundlach (MPH ’18) is a Continuing Lecturer and Education Specialist in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University and Treasurer for the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County. She is also a Statistics Consultant for CreativiveGAS and Co-chair of the Prevention subcommittee for the Opioid Task-Force in Tippecanoe County.
  • Danelle Rolle (MPH '18) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.
  • Jaime Escobedo (MPH '18) is persuing Purdue's Second Degree Accelerated BSN program.
  • David Wang (MPH '18) is seeking employment
  • Lauren Hagen (MPH '18) is a Research Assistant at the Entomology Department, Purdue University.
  • Zeina Naoum (MPH '18) is the Health and Sales coordinator with Modern Chiropratic, Rochester, NY
  • Rachel Ragland (MPH '18) is seeking employment
  • Lan Jin (MPH '18) is seeking employment

2017 Graduates

  • Audrey Rehberg (MPH ’17) is Naloxone Program Manager at the Indiana State Department of Health - Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention.
  • Victoria Leffel (MPH ’17) is an Environmental Manager at the Indiana Department of Transportation.
  • Renata Ximenes (MPH ’17) is staff support at the Purdue Public Health Graduate Program
  • Erin Biesterveld (MPH ’17) is pursuing Purdue's Second Degree Accelerated BSN program.
  • Hannah Letts (MPH ’17) is a Partner Trainer at Camp Gladiator.
  • Lisa Sciacca (MPH ’17) is Clinical Nurse at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Winslow, AZ.
  • Salma Elwazeer (MPH ’17) is the Coordinator for the Purdue University Public Health Graduate Program.
  • Ola Wasel (MPH ’17) is pursuing a Master Degree in Toxicology at Purdue University.
  • Michael Plante (MPH ’17) is seeking employment
  • Patrick Glass (MPH ’17) is a Medical Operations and Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army (Major).
  • Tomasz Wilmanski (MPH ’17) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for System Biology, Seattle, WA

2016 Graduates

  • Ola Abdelhadi (MPH ’16) is currently pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology at UCDavis, California.
  • Paige Boyer (MPH ’16) is a staff member for the Purdue Athletes Life Success program.
  • Phanlada Chantha-Hill (MPH ’16) 
  • Blake Connolly (MPH ’16) is the operations and communications coordinator for the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program.

2015 Graduates 

  • Stuart Amick (MPH ’16) is a health educator for Verve Health.
  • Joshua Beck (BS ’12, MPH ’15) is the emergency preparedness/emergency management/communicable disease manager for Gila County Health and Emergency Services.
  • Aurelie Chuong (MPH ’15) is the project specialist at DruvDev Trial Networks.
  • Merissa Hawkins (MPH ’15) is the statewide initiatives coordinator for the AIDS Resource Center Ohio.
  • Janae Meyers (MPH ’15) is the local planning coordinator for the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response.
  • Tiina Jaagosild (MPH ’15).

2014 Graduates

  • Ravi Aggu-Sher (MPH ’14) is a critical care physician at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. Click here to view his thesis as published in the CDC’s MMWR.
  • Barry Hill (MPH ’14) is a health policy analyst at the Center for Health Policy and Research, University of California-Davis.
  • Grace Quattrocki (MPH ’14).
  • Jacqueline Reiter (BS ’12, MPH ’14) is the healthy living director for the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA.
  • Nicole Sobiech (MPH ’14).
  • Samantha Paige (MPH ’14) is currently working on her doctoral degree at the University of Florida.
  • Samina Khan (MPH ’14).

2013 Graduates

  • Angelitta Britt (MPH ’13) is completing her doctoral degree in health promotion at Purdue University.
  • Lindsey (Simpson) Pedigo (MPH ’13) is a health educator with the Purdue Health and Human Sciences Extension program.
  • Shauna Stapleton (MPH ’13) is the public health coordinator for the Purdue University Public Health Graduate Program.
  • Tahira Yeasmeen (MPH ’13).

2012 Graduates

  • Anna Menze (MPH ’12) is a medical student at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Lauren Parker (PHD ’14, MPH ’12) is a health disparities researcher in Washington, D.C.
  • Patricia (Little) Denton (MPH ’12) is a general manager for Sodexo.
  • Sayali Kale (MPH ’12) is a research fellow at Wills Eye Hospital.
  • Travis Sondgerath (MPH ’12) is a doctoral candidate at Colorado State University.

2011 Graduates

  • Ainsely Bota-Miller (MPH ’11).
  • Amanda (Stirratt) Billman (MPH ’11) is an invasive disease epidemiologist with the Indiana State Department of Health.
  • Jacob Rowland (MPH ’11) is an operations manager with YNG LLC and will be attending Rush University in Fall 2015 to pursue a master’s degree in perfusion technology.
  • Kara Egan (PhD ’13, MPH ’11) is a clinical assistant professor at IUPUI.
  • Patrick Ferguson (MPH ’11) is a programmer analyst with the Health Innovation Program at the University of Wisconsin State Department of Health.
  • Mun Yee Tham (MPH ’11).
  • Tonya Beane (MPH ’11) is an epidemiologist in Boone County, Indiana.
  • Tristan Kirby (MPH ’11) is coordinator of organizational development at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health. 

2010 Graduates

  • Bella Siangonya (MPH ’10) is a data manager for the Dekalb County, Indiana, TB control program.
  • Jenny (Smock) Schitter (MPH ’10) is principal health planner at Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
  • Julie (Drifmeyer) Shaffner (MS ’08, MPH ’10) is public health prevention service fellow at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Kara Leonard (MPH ’10).
  • Mana Uchida (MPH ’10) is a clinical programmer II at PRA Health Sciences.
  • Syidah Abdullah (MPH ’10) is an academic success coach at Bunker Hill Community College.
  • Yeonwha Ha (MPH ’10).

2008-2009 Graduates

  • Anne Fogle (MPH ’09).
  • Annie Elble (PHD ’08, MPH ’09) is co-founder of Give Hope, Fight Poverty.
  • Brianna Beacom-Schulte (MPH ’08).
  • Felicia Trembath (MPH ’09) is completing her doctoral degree from Purdue University and is the founder of Paramount Public Health Services.
  • Jessica Daw (MPH ’09) is a speech-language pathologist at HCR ManorCare.
  • Thomaseo Burton (MPH ’09).

Other HHS Alumni Working in Public Health

  • Nancy McCall (BS ’78) is chief scientist at RTI International.
  • Judith Monroe (HDR ’14) is deputy director for state, tribal, local and territorial support at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • John Seffrin (PHD ’70, HDR ’03) is the retired CEO of the American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Mohammad R. Torabi (PHD ’82) is dean of the School of Public Health at Indiana University.
  • Bill Travers (BS ’72, MS ’75, PHD ’76) is director general of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.
  • Richard J. Vetter (PHD ’70) is professor emeritus and former radiation safety officer for the Mayo Clinic.
  • Linda Wark (BS ’81, MS ’88, PHD ’90) is an associate professor in the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. In 2011 she received the President's Award for Service from the National Organization for Human Services.
  • Sven Rundman III (BS ’80, BS ’82) is supervisory industrial hygienist at USDOL-OSHA.
  • Jennifer (Noll) Folliard (BS ’04) is director of legislation and policy at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Washington, D.C.
  • Eric Gass (MS ’90) is research and policy director at Milwaukee Health Department and an adjunct faculty member for the Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Bart Geyer (BS ’90) is an agency industrial hygienist for NASA Occupational Health at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Kathleen Gilbert (PhD ’87) is professor and executive associate dean, School of Public Health, Indiana University.
  • Jou Hwang (PHD ’86) is president of Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc.
  • Lakshmi Josyula (MS ’04, PHD ’09) is a toxicologist for the toxicology branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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