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Student and Alumni Profiles

Hossam Abdou
Hossam Abdou
Concentration:  Global Health

Adeyi Adoga
Adeyi Adoga
Concentration: Epidemiology

Salowa Akhter
Salowa Akhter
Concentration: Epidemiology 

Christine Anyanwu
Christine Anyanwu
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Godswill Chigbu
Godswill Chigbu
Concentration: Epidemiology

Cara Dooley
Cara Dooley
Concentration: Epidemiology

Sydney Feldman
Sydney Feldman
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Evan Gombert
Evan Gombert
Concentration: Epidemiology

VIvian Huang
Vivian Huang
Concentration: Epidemiology

Sarah Kattakuzhy
Sarah Kattakuzhy
Concentration: Epidemiology

Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson
Concentration: Epidemiology

Keiona Jones
Keiona Jones
Concentration: Global Health

Marcus Jones
Marcus Jones
Concentration:  Epidemiology

John Kupsa
John Kupsa
Concentration: Global Health

Hannah LeBuhn
Hannah LeBuhn
Concentration:  Global Health

Kaitlin Mason
Kaitlin Mason
Concentration: Global Health

Madelyn Nossick
Madelyn Nossick
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Chidoze Obichere
Chidozie Obichere
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Ijeoma Ogunsanya
Ijeoma Ogunsanya
Concentration:  Epidemiology 

Chigoziem Oguh
Chigoziem Oguh
Concentration: Community and Population Health

Morayo Owolabi
Morayo Owolabi
Concentration:  Global Health

Molly Reisman
Molly Reisman
Concentration: Community and Population Health

Jameela Rogers
Jameela Rogers
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Stephanie Sanchez
Stephanie Sanchez
Concentration: Epidemiology

Helina Selam
Helina Selam
Concentration: Global Health

Salma Sharaf
Salma Sharaf
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Shreenidhi Sharma
Shreenidhi Sharma
Concentration:  Epidmiology

Jamie Sibel (1)
Jamie Sibel
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Manisha Singh
Manisha Singh
Concentration:  Global Health

Sharon Tennant
Sharon Tennant
Concentration:  Epidemiology

Rajaniece Thompson
Rajaniece Thompson
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Sophie White
Sophie White
Concentration:  Community and Population Health

Anna Whitney
Anna Whitney
Concentration: Community and Population Health

Alumni Spotlight

Ms. Reena Rambharat

Reena Rambharat is a University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Master of Public Health (MPH) Program alumna who graduated with an MPH (Community and Population Health concentration) in May 2017. Also at that time, she was inducted into the Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Omega. Recently, we asked Ms. Rambharat a few questions about her interest in public health and how her experiences at UMSOM have impacted her career.  

Before entering the MPH program Ms. Rambharat earned a BS in Medical and Research Technology. Her first exposure to public health came from working at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital laboratory in Guyana, South America where she had the good fortune of being involved with the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  Although this experience was impactful, Ms. Rambharat realized she needed additional public health training if she wanted to make an even greater impact in her local community and thereafter, she enrolled in the MPH program at UMSOM.  

Since graduating Ms. Rambharat has held different roles within the public health realm, starting as Community Health Educator to her current role as the Manager of the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of her work has shifted drastically over the past year and a half. During this time, she has been involved with COVID-19 procedures such as Drive-Thru operations, creating surveys to evaluate the testing and vaccination efforts, and even assisting on-site at COVID vaccination clinics while balancing her typical job duties.  

When asked about her professional and personal accomplishments after graduating, Ms. Rambharat described her proudest personal public health accomplishment as being a mentor to the newly formed Public Health Student Association (PHSA) at UMSOM. In this role, she serves as a mentor to the PHSA student leadership board as they develop community services activities and public health education opportunities. Ms. Rambharat noted her proudest professional accomplishment is, “being in a leadership role with responsibility for helping to reduce health disparities and improve health equity at a local level. 

Finally, we asked Ms. Rambharat for any advice she would like to share with current students, and she offered three main takeaways:  

  1. Take advantage of the diverse campus programs to broaden your knowledge.  
  1. Get involved with public health projects while pursuing your MPH. 
  1. Learn about the various public health careers out there and how to navigate the job application process.