Alumni Notes


Toby Beckelman, MS/MPH '14, started a new position as the Healthy Guidelines Coordinator for the Hawaii State Department of Health. In this role she's developing and implementing statewide nutrition and physical activity programs.

Arielle Carpenter, MPH '11, recently moved to Houston, TX and is the Healthcare Innovation Lead at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute. She is in charge of programming and curriculum for their digital health and medical device start-up accelerator and bio design fellowship programs.

Nicholas Gordon, DMD/MPH '14, was featured as part of a series entitled "Dentist on Display" by Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for his work in dental public health. He is now enrolled in a Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Boston University.

Ashley Grant, MPH '11, recently moved to New Orleans to begin a PhD program studying water systems and policy at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She recently published a protocol paper based on a study conducted in five cities in Russia.

Teddy Klug, MPH '16, relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas, over the summer and started his first year of medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Daryl Mangosing, MPH '15, started as a Research Communications Specialist at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)/Prevention Research Center (PRC) in San Francisco, CA.

Congratulations to Stephanie Movsesian, MPH '13, who got married on Cape Cod on October 14, 2016. She is currently works in Product Marketing at athenahealth in Watertown, MA.

Maya Nussenzweig, MPH '16, relocated to Washington, DC and joined the Project Management Team at the Henry Jackson Foundation as a Project Coordinator for an HIV vaccine clinical research trial.

Justin Rice, MBS/MPH '09, was elected Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Chief Resident Physician at University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center for 2016-2017.

Stephanie Simms Hodges, MS/MPH '15, recently relocated to Richmond, VA and joined No Kid Hungry Virginia as the Operations Manager. In this position, she works in the Governor's Office on the First Lady's child hunger prevention initiative.

Meredith Spacie, MPH '06, started working as a Healthcare Analytic Consultant with Milliman, Inc. in February 2016, based out of their Seattle headquarters. When not working, Meredith spends time with her husband, Tom, and her children Alice (6) and Sam (4). She welcomes contact from alumni traveling to or interested in the Seattle area.

Abbie Steiner, MS/MPH '16, joined Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health as a Community Health Epidemiologist, responsible for facilitating state mandated community health assessment efforts for the city and county of Denver.

Alyssa Tutunjian, MBS/MPH '15, along with a group from the Division of Trauma at Tufts Medical Center published an article entitled "Is it safe to admit patients with acute injuries to nonsurgical services? A retrospective review" in The American Journal of Surgery.

Karen Wallace, MPH' 05, will be presenting her paper "A Novel Approach to Calculating Medicare Hospital 30-Day Readmissions for the SAS® Novice" at the Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) Conference in Bethesda, MD in October.


Lucy Berrington, MS-HCOM; 13, was awarded the 17th annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Media Award for outstanding journalistic efforts in her role as Editor-in-Chief of Student Health 101. The award recognizes journalists who expertly interpret and present difficult-to-understand research and scientific findings on alcohol and alcoholism to the general public.

Catherine Leamy, MS-HCOM' 15, presented at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 on using comic books for health communication as a member of a panel with several other Tufts University and Emerson College health communication graduates.

Jennifer Towers, MS-HCOM '13, recently took a new position as Assistant Dean at Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology.


Shirley Huang's, MD/MBA '14, family has grown to 4 with a son born at end of last year. With return from maternity leave, Shirley assumed medical directorship of not only hospice and palliative care but also of the new PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) at TRU Community Care, a nonprofit organization in Boulder County, CO.


Jessica Peck-Lindsey, PREP '12, is in her 5th year of practice as an acupuncturist. On September 30, 2016, Jessica spoke at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine for Bio 102 about acupuncture and its role in pain management.