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Student and Alumni Profiles

Kareem Adams 
Kareem Adams

Concentration: Community and Population Health

PankajAgarwal
Pankaj Ajarwal
Concentration:  Epidemiology

 Racine Allen
Racine Allen
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Oluwatoyosi Ayenuyo
Oluwatoyosi Ayenuyo
Concentration: Gloabal Health

Deborah Bitire
Deborah Bitire
Concentration: Global Health

Nicole Campion Dialo
Nicole Campion Dialo
Concentration:  Global Health

AjuniChoudaary
Ajuni Choudhary
Concentration: Epidemiology

Mabinty Conteh
Mabinty Conteh
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

NicholeCross
Nicholle Cross
Concentration: Community and Population Health

BrendanDay
Brendan Day
Concentration: Epidemiology

Nicholas Dempster
Nicholas Dempster
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Amos Dike
Amos Dike
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Natalie Fecteau
Natalie Fecteau
Concentration: Global Health

Sydney Feldman
Sydney Feldman
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

NimashaFernando
Nimasha Fernando
Concentration: Epidemiology

Elizabeth Ferre
Elizabeth Ferre
Concentration:  Global Health

Anne Fulton
Anne Fulton
Concentration: Epidemiology

Adam Gaynor
Adam Gaynor
Concentration: Community and Population Health

Courtney Goodwin
Courtney Goodwin
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Dana Hussein
Dana Hussein
Concentration:  Community and Population Health
 
Tracy Hincke
Tracy Hincke
Concentration: Community and Population Health

ImranMohammed
Mohammad Imran
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Sarah Kattakuzy
Sarah Kattkuuzhy
Concentration: Epidemiology

Marissa Khajavi
Marissa Khajavi
Concentraion:  Epidemiology

TanyaKkhatri
Tanya Khatri
Concentration: Global Health

Bradley Knight
Bradley Knight
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Talia Kozlowski
Talia Kozlowski
Concentration: Community and Population Health 

Rachel Laufer
Rachel Laufer
Concentration: Global Health

Crystal Martin
Crystal Martin
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Arit Ntekim
Arit Ntekim
Concentration: Community and Population Health
 

Chigoziem Oguh
Chigoziem Oguh
Concentration: Community and Population Health 

Nneoma Okezie
Nneoma Okezie
Concentration: Community and Population Health 

Deborah Olumuyiwa
Deborah Olumuyiwa
Concentration: Global Health

Jahi Omari
Jahi Omari
Concentration:  Community and Population Health


Michelle Peralta
Concentration: Community and Population Health‌

Thanh Pham
Thanh Pham
Concentration: Epidemiology

Leanne Pomeroy
Leanne Pomeroy
Concentration: Community and Population Health

Jessica Pryor
Jessica Pryor
Concentration: Community and Population Health

Stephanie Sanchez
Stephanie Sanchez
Concentration: Epidemiology

Salma Sharaf
Salma Sharaf
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Ruprini Shukla
Rupini Shukla
Concentration: Epidemiology

Manisha Singh
Manisha Singh
Concentration:  Global Health

Julie Stukey
Julie Stukey
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Allison Thomson
Allison Thomson
Concentration: Epidemiology

Sophia White
Sophie White
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Anna Whittington
Anna Whittington
Concentration: Community and Population Health

 

Alumni Spotlight

Leah Perotta

Leah Perrotta, MPH ‘16
Program Developer

What inspired you to study public health at UMB? 

The desire to want to be an expert in my field. I always knew I wanted to help people, but wasn’t sure how. Once I learned about public health and the impact it can have on the health and well-being of communities, I knew I had found my passion. I also wanted to start my career in Baltimore, which is what made the program at UMB so appealing. 

How have you used your MPH degree to transition into your current work? 

I have applied many of the program planning and evaluation concepts into my day-to-day work. I still reference some of my text books, templates and notes when working on programs. I have also applied lessons learned from many of my professors and mentors during my coursework and capstone project to help me provide quality services and content to the participants I serve. I still consult with some of my MPH mentors as I navigate the workplace wellness field. I have been able to use my education to improve and evaluate programs, processes and services and educate my colleagues about important behavior change theories and concepts to promote health behavior change. 

 What do you think is the biggest challenge in public health today? 

Motivating individuals to make behavior changes. In today’s fast-paced world, it is difficult to find the time and motivation to dedicate to improving your health. This is why I am so passionate about workplace wellness. Adults spend the majority of their time at work, making it an ideal setting for addressing important health issues such as the obesity epidemic, diabetes prevention and control and providing important stress management and mental health services. 

What advice would you provide to current and aspiring public health students? 

Embrace challenges and see them as opportunities to make improvements and leave your legacy. There are so many opportunities in public health to have an impact on individual's lives - explore the field to find out what you are most passionate about and make it your mission to make a difference.