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Walden Magazine // Jul 14, 2017

One Degree, Many Careers

PhD in Public Health

one degree many careers

Whether at a local, state, national, or international level, public health practitioners and scholars have the power to make meaningful change in the lives of those whose health is at risk on a daily basis. The nearly 600 graduates from our PhD in Public Health program are working in the public and private sectors, as policymakers, advisors, and educators. These are just a few of the career choices of our PhD in Public Health alumni.

Dr. Mfon Archibong ’16
Grace Restoration International
Blaine, Minnesota

Dr. Janeime Asbury ’16
Dental Hygienist
Dentistry at East Piedmont
Kennesaw, Georgia

Dr. Charles Boison ’16
Consumer Safety Officer and Investigator
U.S. Public Health Service
Glen Allen, Virginia

Dr. Juanita Braxton ’16
Surgical Education Administrative Director
UD Davis Health
Sacramento, California

Dr. Alexander Buelna ’16
Assistant Deputy Inspector General Investigations
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of the Inspector General
Austin, Texas

Dr. Doudelyne Cenafils-Brutus ’16
Behavior Technician
Autism Learning Partners
Framingham, Massachusetts

Dr. Ericka Kalp ’16
Director, Epidemiology and Infection Prevention
Summit Health
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Christine Kettunen ’16
Director of Nursing
Ashtabula County Health Department
Ashtabula, Ohio

Dr. Patricia Lyons ’16
Clinical ICCP Manager, Eastern Region
MHI Behavioral Health
Columbus, Ohiov

Dr. Dorothy (Dory) Magasis Escobar ’16
Director and Founder
Coaction Institute
Santa Rosa, California

Dr. Ngashi Ngongo ’16
Principal Advisor, Child Survival and Development
Dakar, Senegal

Commander Makeva Rhoden ’16
Senior Program Advisor
Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service
Bowie, Maryland

Dr. Abdul Salam ’16
Senior Biostatistician
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Shari Weiss ’16
Community Housing Manager
Catholic Charities of Cortland County
Syracuse, New York

Dr. Michael Brisson ’15
Aeromedical Evacuation Officer
U.S. Army
Fort Rucker, Alabama

Dr. Umeadi Chinedu ’15
Consultant Psychiatrist
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, United Kingdom

Dr. Patrick Dunn ’15
Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Technology and Innovation
American Heart Association v Keller, Texas

Dr. Nancy Hahn ’15
Executive Director
Kindred Hospice
Piscataway, New Jersey

Dr. Yvonne Heredia ’15
Management of Care Management
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island

Dr. Lanise A. Hutchins ’15
Performance Improvement Consultant
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Dr. Wilson Iyokho ’15
Senior Epidemiologist
Pharos Public Sector, New York State Department of Health
Albany, New York

Dr. Augustus Jaja ’15
Augstrom Technologies Inc.
Edmond, Oklahoma

Dr. Flavia Rosado ’15
Clinical Laboratory Director
Laboratorio Clinico Bio Tech
Canovanas, Puerto Rico

Dr. Krista Schroeder ’15
Real World Evidence Scientist
Eli Lilly and Company
Fairland, Indiana

Dr. Karen Sylva-Givens ’15
Supervising Probation Officer
Circuit Court of Cook County
Markham, Illinois

Dr. Farouk Umaru ’15
Manager, PQM Analytical Laboratory Services
United States Pharmacopea Convention
Woodbridge, Virginiav

Dr. Kellee Farris ’14
QI Clinical Manager
Lee County Cooperative Clinic
Marianna, Arkansas

Dr. Susan Franko ’14
Director of Public Health
Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service
Johnstown, New York

Dr. Marilyn Freeman ’14
Director of Laboratory Operations
Department of General Services
Henrico, Virginia

Dr. Delia Houseal ’14
Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Toby R. Levin ’14
Westchester County
New Rochelle, New York

Dr. Sunday Rivers ’14
Field Medical Director
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Idania R. Rodriguez-Ayuso ’14
Senior Statistics Project Manager
Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics
Carolina, Puerto Rico

Dr. Joanne Tomkins ’14
Field Missionary
The Least of These – Honduras
Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras

Dr. Shahpar Vafamand ’14
Endocrinology Senior Specialty Representative
Abbvie Biopharmaceutical
South Riding, Virginia

Dr. Bret Atkins ’13
Health Communications Specialist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Monica Kobayashi ’13
Consultant, U.S. Real World Evidence
Seven Springs, North Carolina

Dr. Taraleen Malcolm ’13
Regional Environmental Health Officer
North East Regional Health Authority
St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica

Dr. James Marx ’13
Infection Preventionist
Broad Street Solutions
San Diego, California

Dr. Juliana Weeks ’13
Veterans Administration RN Case Manager
Veterans Administration
Columbia, South Carolina

Dr. Tyra T. Norris-Ellis ’11
Program Manager
Power Moves!, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Julius Ade ’10
Regional Epidemiologist
New York State Department of Health
Central Islip, New York

Dr. Jessica Grossmeier ’10
Vice President Of Research
Health Enhancement Research Organization
San Jose, California

Dr. Judith Klein ’10
Category Manager
Amgen Inc.
Oak Park, California

Dr. Mavis Mash ’10
Healthcare Quality Manager
Parkland Hospital
Dallas, Texas

Dr. Raymond Panas ’08
Program Director, Clinical Students Support Program
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

Highlighting Higher Education

Often considered the finish line of a PhD program, academia calls to many of our doctoral graduates. After excelling as practitioners, our PhD in Public Health alumni may go on to careers as professors or administrators at institutes of higher learning around the world.

Dr. Susan Banjo-Ogunnowo ’16, ’10
Bell Tech Career Institute

Dr. Padmini Kirpalani ’16
University of North Carolina

Dr. Srikanta Banerjee ’15
University of Roehampton

Dr. Brenda Jones ’15
Lee University

Dr. Hassan Naji ’15
Ivy Tech Community College

Dr. Lynda Carlson ’14

Dr. Dawn Ford ’14
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. Khelesh Persaud ’14
Ryerson University

Dr. Crystal Wynn ’14
Virginia State University

Dr. Edilberto Raynes ’13
Tennessee State University

Dr. Vaple Robinson ’13
Coppin State University

Dr. Cheryl Holloway ’10
South University

Dr. David Milen ’05
Columbia Southern University

Promotion, Prevention, and Preparedness

At least three PhD in Public Health alumni are currently working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve overall public health.

Dr. Denise Giles ’16
Maputo, Mozambique

Dr. Elizabeth Hoo ’16
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Bret Atkins ’13
Atlanta, Georgia

Leading Global Health

Three of our PhD in Public Health graduates are working for the World Health Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, in Nigeria and Uganda.

Dr. Miriam Nanyunja ’16
Kampala, Uganda

Dr. Shafique Nass ’16
Katsina State, Nigeria

Dr. Jalal-Eddeen Saleh ’15
Kano State, Nigeria