Sara Olsen
Sara Olsen received her MPH in Physical Activty at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is currently a behavioral and community health PhD student (UMD SPH) and a full-time Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Officer in the Navy and is a volunteer and board member of the...Read more
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Ruthanne Salsbury graduated with a Master's in Public Health, Public Health Practice and Policy program. As a benefit of this online program, Ruthanne was able to continue working full time while she completed her degree. In addition to her regular position, she completed an internship at her...Read more
Zena Alhija
Zena Alhija graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a degree in health administration and policy with a minor in psychology and sociology. After graduation, she worked at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine in the Chronic Disease Informatics Program...Read more
Andre Blackman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Public Health in 2005 with a B.S. in Public and Community Health. He’s an advisory board member for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media , producer for Health:Further ,and co-founder of the FastForward Health Film Festival . He's...Read more
Clark Lee first joined the University of Maryland community as an employee at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. With an interest in furthering his public health training, he began to pursue a master's in public health, and went on to pursue a Ph.D in Behavioral and Community Health. He works...Read more
David Oh is a senior Community Health major and UMD Army ROTC serviceman who interns at the Ettenhofer Laboratory for Neurocognitive Research with the Uniformed Services University in Rockville. What brought you to the University of Maryland? What is your favorite aspect of being a student on this...Read more
Lavisha McClarin graduated in Spring 2016 with a MPH in epidemiology. During her time in the MPH program, Ms. McClarin researched pediatric health care disparities in a paid internship with the Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion in Delaware, and developed her thesis on pediatric thyroid...Read more
Sydney graduated from the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health. She works as a Farm-to-School Educator in Reno, Nevada for Urban Roots Garden Classroom, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the local community about where their...Read more
Damian Waters received his PhD in 2015 from the Department of Family Science at the UMD School of Public Health. He currently works as Stakeholder Engagement Core Liaison for Children's National Medical Center, and as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Sonja Williams & Associates, LLC...Read more
Meleah Boyle received her Master of Public Health in Environmental Sciences from the UMD School of Public Health in 2014. She is currently Project Manager for the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH). What was your research project or internship experience while at SPH? My...Read more
Charles H. Hillman received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Motor Behavior from the Department of Kinesiology at the UMD School of Public Health. He is currently a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at...Read more
Nasreen Jones
Nasreen Jones is a teaching assistant for the Department of Behavioral and Community Health and is pursuing a master of public health in behavioral and community health. She is also a SPH alumna, as she completed her bachelor of science degree in community health at SPH. Ms. Jones has a strong...Read more
Rian Landers-Ramos
Rian Landers-Ramos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology and an NIH Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland. After graduating in December 2015, she will begin work as a post-doctoral fellow at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. In one sentence, what is...Read more
Allison Gail Lilly at the UMD Terp Farm.
Allison Lilly received her Master of Public Health in Environmental Health in 2012 from the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) . She’s currently the Sustainability and Wellness Coordinator for UMD Dining Services. As a...Read more
During the Spring 2015 semester, Jessica interned at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital within the Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy unit. What was a typical day/work week like at your internship? My typical day at work consisted of me doing a routine check of the hydrocollators and...Read more
Jessica Donze Black
Jessica graduated with an MPH in Community Health from the College of Health and Human Performance (now the School of Public Health) in 2003. She is currently Director of the Kids Safe and Healthful Foods Project for the Pew Charitable Trusts. In one sentence, what is public health to you? The...Read more
Amanda Hemmer
Amanda graduated with her Master's in Health Services Administration in Spring 2015 and is a 2015-6 Fulbright Fellow studying "Hospital Finance and Health System Reform in the Capital Region of Denmark." In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health is the intersection between the...Read more
Julia Marcus
Julia Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in December 2014 and was the student speaker for commencement. Post-graduation, she began working for The Advisory Board Company, a healthcare research technology consulting firm in Washington, D.C. In one sentence, what is...Read more
Mary Jung completed her MPH in epidemiology in Spring 2013. She is now a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology and a graduate assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. What is public health to you? Public health to me is the promotion and maintenance of health and well-being for all...Read more
Diane Ng was a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Dr. Sunmin Lee and Dr. Natalie Slopen and graduated with her MPH in Spring 2015. She is currently working as a research assistant at Westat. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health is a...Read more
Ashley Woodall
Ashley completed her MPH in epidemiology in 2015 and served as a g raduate research assistant for Dr. Brit Saksvig on the Sisters Healthy and Physically Empowered (SHAPE) Study during her graduate study. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health is life. You can't go a day...Read more
Jennifer Guida
In 2017, Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology. During her doctoral program, Jennifer worked as a graduate research assistant and teaching assistant for EPIB 610: Foundations of Epidemiology. In one sentence, what is public health to you? Public health to me is social justice in action- all...Read more
Jocelyn Smith
For Family Science alumna Dr. Jocelyn R. Smith, currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan, both professional and personal paths have led to her research on the often-overlooked experiences of black men. Dr. Smith, who received an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and...Read more
Kinesiology undergrad student Brooks Leitner has always been fascinated by human capacity and performance. He first learned about the field of kinesiology as a high school student attending University of Maryland's Young Scholars Program. “I thought it was amazing,” said Leitner, who now studies...Read more
Felicia Davenport
Felicia Davenport earned her Bachelor of Science degree in the University of Maryland Public Health Science degree program at Shady Grove. Ms. Davenport persevered through financial and family challenges to earn her degree and was selected as the commencement speaker for the School of Public Health...Read more

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