Allison Gost (MPH, Environmental Health Sciences '17)
"I chose the MPH in environmental health sciences because it provided the perfect intersection between environment and health and was focused on the application of how we help improve people’s lives.” What is your professional focus? Climate change adaptation and planning; environmental health...Read more
Naol Tessema
This student profile is one of several originally published by the Universities at Shady Grove. You can read this and more stories , told by the students themselves, on their Student Stories page . Hi! My name is Naol Tessema and I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park in the...Read more
Eyvonnka Rizkallah
This student profile is one of several originally published by the Universities at Shady Grove. You can read this and more stories , told by the students themselves, on their Student Stories page . Right before my last year at Montgomery College (MC), my father asked me about my transfer plans...Read more
Tasneem Islam
This student profile is one of several originally published by the Universities at Shady Grove. You can r ead this and more stories , told by the students themselves, on their Student Stories page . I am a first-generation college student in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES)...Read more
Meaghan McHugh
Meaghan McHugh earned a PhD in Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland's School of Public Health in the spring of 2018. She currently works as the Director of Healthy Athletes at Special Olympics International in Washington D.C. Before coming to the SPH, she worked with...Read more
Dr. Oluwasanmi Oladapo Adenaiye
Dr. Oluwasanmi Oladapo Adenaiye, known by most at the School of Public Health as “Dr. Sanmi,” is not your typical MPH student. He arrived in Maryland in 2016 from Nigeria to study at the Maryland Institute Applied Environmental Health, with Dr. Donald Milton as his academic advisor. He is part of...Read more
Student Deanna Barath
Deanna Barath came to the University of Maryland School of Public Health's doctoral program in health services administration in the fall of 2016. In September 2017, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced she is one of 40 students who were awarded $120,000 over four years through the foundation's...Read more
Steve Jordan, 1998 Alumni
Steve Jordan graduated from the University of Maryland in 1998 with a degree in Kinesiology. At age 19, he suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling head first from a balcony. After a three-year period of cognitive rehab and brain surgeries, in which he overcame short-term memory loss, “tip...Read more
Soo Kyung Park
In 2015, Soo Kyung Park graduated with a B.S. degree in life sciences and minor in bioinformatics from Ewha Womans University in South Korea. She then completed her MPH in biostatistics in 2017. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health to me is raising awareness of the need to...Read more
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Christina Memmott was among the first group of graduates from the College Park Public Health Science program. Since graduating in December 2016, she has been hired as a paid intern for Population Services International. There she will be working on HIV prevention, maternal health, family planning...Read more
Sivan Ben-Maimon, 2016 graduate
Sivan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in December 2016. Sivan is currently working with City Year Washington DC working with at risk students as a mentor in the DC public school system and will begin medical school in summer, 2017. In one sentence, what is public health to...Read more
Mariani Kanamori, 2013 Ph.D. graduate
Dr. Mariano Kanamori earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology in 2013 and is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Research on U.S. Latinos HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) at Florida International University. Since 2014, he has been the Scientific Director of the “HIV Risk Reduction...Read more
Anthony Pellegrino holds a model of a human spine.
Anthony Pellegrino graduated from the University of Maryland School of Public Health in 2011 with a degree in Kinesiology. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA, during which time he helped to build one of the largest chiropractic practices in the southeast...Read more
Sana Haider, 2016 graduate
What is your major and what year did will you graduate? I began at UMD as a Letters & Sciences, undecided about my major but interested in pursuing medicine and becoming a doctor. By my junior year, I declared Community Health as my major, and also pursued the new general business minor. I will...Read more
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Liz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and is expected to graduate in May 2017. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public Health means helping people become the best versions of themselves, by preventing disease and promoting health through research,...Read more
Izzy is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management, and is expected to graduate in May 2018. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public Health is the acknowledgement that everyone in a society deserves to...Read more
Marianna is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health and is expected to graudate in May 2018. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health aims to prevent disease, and promote and protect the health of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender,...Read more
Christina is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health and is expected to graduate in May 2017. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health is bridging the gap across different disciplines in order to better the health of not only individuals but communities...Read more
Elana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health and is expected to graduate in May 2017. In one sentence, what is public health to you? To me, public health is the science of improving the overall wellbeing of whole communities through outreach, education, and research. What...Read more
Amy Caplon is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a minor in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. She is expected to graduate in May 2017. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health is working to change behaviors surrounding anything and...Read more
Briana Lockhart is a junior pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a minor in Global Poverty. She is expected to graduate in May 2018. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health, to me, is parallel with what self-care is to an individual; public health is self-...Read more
Dr. Yoonjoo Lee recently completed her Family Science doctoral work and defended her dissertation, titled "Pathways to Adulthood and Their Precursors: Roles of Gender and Race." Dr. Lee hails from South Korea. She earned a B.A. in Consumer and Child Studies from Seoul National University. She also...Read more
Maythana Paquete graduated from the UMD School of Public Health in 2012 with a degree in Behavioral & Community Health. After working in public health policy for three years, May became a 2015-2016 Health for America Fellow at MedStar Health, where she was challenged to create an innovative...Read more
Funmi Makinde is pursuing her Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health. She attained an Assistant Editor fellowship with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and was tasked with attracting, engaging and recruiting younger readership for the journal. She recruited five...Read more
Gloria Marfo is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Community Health with a specializtion in Special Populations. What is/was your major and what year did you/will you graduate? I will graduate in the year 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Community Health,...Read more

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