Featured Graduates

 

Careers in Academic Settings

 Alexandra Hajduk

Alexandra Hajduk

2013 Graduate

Prior Education: BS in Health Sciences, Northeastern University; MPH, University of Connecticut

Research Interests: epidemiological methods and cognition in aging

Mentor Jane Saczynski, PhD
Dissertation "Cognitive Status and Initiation of Lifestyle Changes Following Acute Coronary Syndrome"
Post Graduation  
   
 Lisa Lines  

Lisa Lines

2013 Graduate

Prior Education: BS in Technical Communications (Biomedical Sciences Concentration), Northeastern University; MPH, Umass Amherst

Research Interests: health services and outcomes research

Mentor Arlene Ash, PhD
Dissertation  
Post Graduation  
   
 Alan Rathbun, MPH  

Alan Rathbun

2013 Graduate

Prior Education: BS (Magna Cum Laude) in Biology, Rider University; MPH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Public Health

Research Interests: 

Mentor George Reed, PhD
Dissertation "Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis and an Estimation of the Bi-Directional Association of Depression and Disease Burden"
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 W.W. Sanouri Ursprung  

W.W. Sanouri Ursprung

2013 Graduate

Prior Education: BS in International Studies with a concentration in Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests: addiction, health disparities, policy driven research, advocacy, and the dissemination of relevant translational research abroad

Mentor  Joseph DiFranza, MD
Dissertation   
Post Graduation  
   
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Yendelela Cuffee

2012 Graduate

Prior Education: BS in Biology, Hampton University; MPH, New York Medical College

Research Interests: Health disparities and international health

Mentor

Jeroan Allison, MD, MScEpi

Dissertation

"Exploring the Psychosocial and Behavioral Determinants of Medication Adherence Among African Americans with Hypertension"

Post Graduation

Dr. Cuffee is a postdoctoral fellow at New York University Medical School's Center for Health Behavioral Change

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Lauren Gellar

2011 Graduate

Prior Education: AS in Culinary Arts & BS in Clinical Nutrition, Johnson and Wales; MS in Nutrition and Public Health & Med in Community Nutrition, Columbia University

Thesis Advisor

Lori Pbert, PhD

Dissertation

The Effect of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load on Glucose Control, Lipid Profiles and Anthropometrics among Low-Income Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes

Post Graduation

Dr. Gellar is a tenure-track assistant professor position in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee

 

Careers in Industry or Other Settings

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Yong Chen

2011 Graduate

Prior Education: MD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; MS, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: Study design and patient safety

Mentor

Becky Briesacher, PhD

Dissertation

Comparative Effectiveness of Alendronate and Risedronate on the Risk of Non-Vertebral Fractures in Older Women: An Instrumental Variables Approach

Post Graduation

Dr. Chen is an Epidemiologist and Senior Scientist at Merck Corporation

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Hilary Placzek

2012 Graduate

Prior Education: BA Colgate University, MPH (International Health) Boston University School of Public Health

Research Interests: Improving healthcare, policy

Dissertation

A Population-Based Epidemiological Description of Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Predictors of Severity Among Hospitalized H1N1 Cases in Massachusetts

Post Graduation

Senior Analyst in health outcomes for WellPoint, Blue Cross Blue Shield Division of Clinical Research

Tanya Lord

Tanya Lord

2011 Graduate

Prior Education: BS in Special Education, Boston University; MPH, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests: Patient safety improvement and medical error prevention

Mentor

Roger Luckmann, MD, MPH

Dissertation

Early Detection and Treatment of Acute Clinical Decline in Hospitalized Patients: An Observational Study of ICU Transfers and an Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Rapid Response Program

Post Graduation

Dr. Lord holds joint appointments as a Patient Safety Consultant at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a Patient Engagement Consultant at the Foundation for Healthy Communities New Hampshire

 

Careers in Government

Dr. Hongliu Ding

Hongliu Ding

Prior Education: MD, Anhui Medical University of China; MPH, Shanghai Medical University

Research Interests: Quantitative risk analysis and risk reduction interventions, clinical drug trials

Mentor

Terry Field, PhD

Dissertation

Bone Health and Coronary Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer Treated with Tamoxifen

Post Graduation

Dr. Ding holds joint appointments as a Commissioner's Fellow at the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and an epidemiologist at National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology

 

Employers of Graduates

 

Academia:
Brown University
Harvard Medical School
Mercer University School of Medicine
New York University Langone Medical Center
Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Viet Nam
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Oregon Medical School
University of Tennessee
Yale School of Medicine

Industry:

Biogen Idec
HealthCore, Inc.
Merck

Government:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Food and Drug Administrations
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
North Carolina Center for Health Statistics

 

Non-profit/Advocacy:
Foundation for Healthy Communities New Hampshire