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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
Julian Argoti (’16) completed his capstone internship for his bachelor's degree in Behavioral and Community Health at the Greenbelt Assistance In Living (GAIL) Program in Greenbelt, Maryland. As an intern for GAIL, Mr. Argoti’s duties were diverse and ever changing. Part of his duties included...Read more
Jun Chu
Prior to graduate school, Jun Chu worked as a data analyst for the U.S. Postal Service and an industrial engineer at their Chicago Mail Processing Center. Jun graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Statistics from UMD in 2013 and earned his MPH in biostatistics in 2017. As a master's student, Jun...Read more
Sarah Weber is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Community Health. Sarah is currently interning at Banyan Global, a development consulting firm with offices around the world in five different countries working to improve livelihoods, build markets, and promote efficient resource allocation...Read more
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Sophie Dean majored in Public Health Science and English. She joined the major in Fall 2015, and in April 2016 was awarded the 2016 Library Award for Undergraduate Research . Her paper “The Detrimental Effects of Dietary Supplements” was written in the context of her course Introduction to...Read more
Renée Nicolas is currently a first-year MPH student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. She is passionate about about the topic of drug use/abuse in addition to harm prevention, and currently works witht the non-profit organization HIPS where she assists with the syringe exchange...Read more
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Christine Thinn was a Master of Public Health student in Public Health Practice and Policy and a Graduate Assistant for the Public Health Science bachelor of science program. She edited the Public Health Connection newsletter for the Universities at Shady Grove, the campus where the MPH in Public...Read more
Nicholas Albaugh is an undergraduate, honors student majoring in Community Health, anticipating graduation in the spring of 2017. Nicholas recently presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine conference in Washington, DC. The study presented data collected from college students to...Read more
Maria Costigan
Maria graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2012 with a BA in Political Science and Communications. She has spent the past three years working in the US House of Representatives where she continues to learn the legislative process. Maria is joining the MPH in Public Health Practice and...Read more
Pooja Doshi
Pooja Doshi graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in May of 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology. She then attended Georgetown University and obtained her opthalmic physician assistant certification to futher her passion for work in eye care. After...Read more

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