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Researchers. Writers. Educators. Advocates. The Tufts Alumni community is a talented, diverse group of professionals working in a wide range of jobs and industries, united by a passion for improving the health and lives of fellow global citizens. Join our community, and you gain access to continuing education programs, networking events, and mentorship from other members of the Tufts family. As an alumnus, you’ll find an active alumni board, support and resources that help you grow your career, and you’ll become part of a powerful network that’s making a difference.
Services for Alumni
Registrar, Grades, and Transcripts
The Registrar can manage all of your transcript needs. Read how to expedite your transcript requests.
Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs’ Office of Career Services mission is to support students and alumni in their goal for meaningful careers through education, coaching and building career connections. As alumni, you have lifetime access to career services and resources that include the following.
- Resume/cover letter critiques
- One-on-one coaching
- Mock interviews
- Alumni/employer connections
- Access to Handshake, a leading online student/employer community.
Tufts Community Online
Tufts University Alumni Association offers all alumni a suite of free internet services designed to help foster connections among old friends and new ones as well as between alumni and Tufts. Register for access to the Online Community.
- @alumni.tufts.edu email
- Alumni Directory
- Library Databases (same as when you were a student)
- Tufts Libraries
- Tufts Athletic Facilities
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Alumni from all schools who work for a nonprofit organization may apply for help repaying a portion of their annual education loan bills. Believed to be the first university-wide program of this kind in the country, the purpose of Tufts LRAP is to encourage and enable Tufts graduates to pursue careers in public service and meeting an unmet need by reducing the extent to which their educational debt is a barrier to working in comparatively low-salaried jobs in the non-profit and public sectors.
Discounted PHPD Courses
Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni are eligible to take one PHPD course a year, a maximum of 3 overall, for 25% of the tuition rate of the course. Alumni are welcome to take more than one course per year, but only one at the discounted rate.
Alumni Association President's Message
I am honored to lead and serve my fellow Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni! Our community is small but our impact is tremendous, and that is what I love about us. We are public health practitioners, epidemiologists, health communication specialist, physician assistants, lawyers, doctors, educators, and social engineers! I honestly do not think there is anything we cannot do, together.
The good thing is we are not alone. We have the ongoing support of the Tufts administration, faculty, staff, current students, and, most importantly, each other. However, engagement with each other is essential to our individual professional growth and our collective global impact. Therefore, to support you throughout your professional journey, the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni Association is excited to offer opportunities for continued professional and educational growth, including continuing education, networking, and mentorship. From sponsoring lectures and hosting networking events to facilitating synergies between students and alumni, the Association is here to foster a rich alumni experience for you and to provide a framework for growth.
We also wish to have your support. We welcome your involvement, along with input and feedback on activities and programming that you would like to see from the Association. Please connect with us through Facebook and LinkedIn, and be sure to link with your program representative or any Board officer. Also, join the Tufts Online Community to stay connected to the larger Tufts community via opportunities to network, attend events, and access to library resources.
The success of the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs and the alumni community rests with us. Again, I am honored to serve as your President, and I look forward to partnering with you to shape the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs future, strengthen our alumni network, and change the world for the better.
Derrick Young Jr., M.P.H. 2017
Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni Association Board
Alumni Association Board Officers
President – Derrick Young, Jr., MPH '17
Derrick is a scholar who is a champion for social justice, health equity, and education. Derrick recently helped draft and develop the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research’s Anti-Racism Policy and Toolkit which is accessible to medical schools nationwide. He completed work for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Intern, where he was stationed at the University of Michigan to organize programming to reduce infectious and chronic disease rates. He was then tasked with educating the country’s southern region on pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis while addressing stigma as a U.S. National Minority AIDS Council member. Derrick earned his MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine where he was an American Legacy Foundation Fellow and the Jack Geiger Public Health Advocacy Award Receipt. He earned his BA from Grambling State University. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Leadership Brainery, a non-profit organization that serves as a pipeline program for first-generation and diverse college student leaders to gain access to leading graduate/professional academic programs and the legal profession. Derrick is also the Membership Chair of Harvard University Center for AIDS Community Advisory Board.
President-Elect - Imtiyaz Hossain, MPH ’18
As a resident of Cambridge, Imtiyaz has the privilege of experiencing one of the most exciting healthcare hubs. Through his exposure in multiple sectors, he landed in the mental health field after completing the MPH program. Currently, he is the Data Science and Insights Lead in the Digital Health department at Sage Therapeutics. His work consists of connecting with health technology companies to bridge partnerships with mental health advocacy organizations, payer groups and biotech. He currently volunteers as a Brand Consultant for Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, rebranding the organization to best serve its survivors, service providers, donors, and legislators. Leading up to his career in mental health, he took roles in preclinical and clinical immunology research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital; child mental health economics at the Tufts Center for Evaluation of Value and Risk; regenerative medicine research at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development; orphan disease awareness at Cambridge Biomarketing and biotech consulting at RNA Capital Advisors. Imtiyaz is excited for the role of President-Elect because he believes fostering relations within the Tufts community requires a drive to invest and collaborate. His career has been built on impactful relationships and he hopes to translate this to further the mission of the Alumni Association.
MPH Program Representative – David Tybor, MPH '03
David Tybor serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Professional Degree Programs at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Tufts in 2003, while a dual MS/MPH student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He completed a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Friedman School in 2010. His current teaching responsibilities at Tufts School of Medicine include Principles of Biostatistics, Introduction to SAS, Survey Research Methods & Data Management, Principles of Epidemiology and Inferential Statistics (MD/MPH), and Applied Statistics (MD/MBA). He also serves as Faculty Liaison to the PHPD Student Senate. Tybor is excited about the opportunity to serve as the MPH Program Representative on the 2019-2020 Tufts PHPD Alumni Board.
MPH Program Representative – Stacie Dunkle, DVM/MPH '07
Stacie is a 2007 graduate of the DVM/MPH program with a passion for public health and infectious disease epidemiology. After graduating, Stacie worked for three years with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Jakarta, Indonesia where she focused on preventing the spread of avian influenza H5N1 in commercial and backyard poultry and preventing human exposure in live bird markets. In 2009, she consulted for the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya and in 2010 joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC. Assigned to the Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health Branch in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, she examined tuberculosis screening in immigrants and refugees, Vitamin B12 deficiency in Bhutanese refugees, and participated in numerous outbreak responses. In 2012, she joined the Global Immunization Division where she worked on polio eradication and strengthening routine immunization services in various countries, including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Jordan, and Kyrgyzstan. In 2016, she left CDC for her current position as an Agriculture Quarantine Inspection Veterinary Medical Officer with the USDA in Boston. Her current responsibilities include working with Customs and Border Protection to regulate animal product importations at ports of entry in New England to prevent outbreaks of foreign animal disease. Dr. Dunkle lives in Groton, MA with her husband and 3 children.
MBS Program Representative – Ashley Conkright, MBS ’14
Raised in South Carolina, Ashley moved to Boston and graduated from the Tufts MBS/MPH program in 2014. Since then she has dedicated much of her time to medical research. She has spent two years at Tufts Medical Center in heart failure and transplant research and another two years at Boston Children’s Hospital with the benign hematology team doing work on clinical trials. She is now currently enrolled as a second-year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. She remains dedicated to the fields of clinical research and public health and is very active in the OBGYN and Global Health Clubs. She is also active in the local community and frequently volunteers for food kitchens, health outreach and education to underserved areas of Maine, and other community programs that benefit resource poor areas of New England. Her long-term goals are to practice in underserved areas of New England and developing nations in the field of women's health.
MBS Program Representative – Diana Punko, MBS '11
Diana is currently a third year resident at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency Training Program in Psychiatry in NYC. Following graduation from Dartmouth College with a BA in Psychology, she began the Tufts MBS program in the fall of 2009. After one year of course work, Dr. Punko stayed on to complete a lab-based thesis in the field of neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Grace Gill and graduated in the winter of 2011. Before starting at New York Medical College in Fall 2012, Dr. Punko worked as a research assistant in Dr. Alan Charest’s lab at Tuft’s Molecular Oncology Research Institute studying treatments for glioblastoma. Diana plans to pursue a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the completion of her residency program in Spring 2020. Special areas of interest include women's mental health/reproductive psychiatry, psycho-oncology, and palliative psychiatry.
MD/MBA Program Representative – Pamela Norden, MD/MBA ’02
Pamela Strumpf Norden, is a dermatologist and co-owner of Krauss Dermatology, a Newton-Wellesley Hospital affiliated practice located in Wellesley, MA. She graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Tufts School of Medicine MD/MBA program in 2002 and completed her dermatology residency at Tufts Medical Center in 2006 where she then served as a member of the faculty until 2010. In addition to her current work in providing patient care she also serves on the faculty of Tufts School of Medicine as the course director for the second-year dermatology curriculum.
MS-PREP Program Representative – Baraa Tayeb, MS-PREP '17
Baraa is a physician with postgraduate training in anesthesiology and hospice and palliative care and is a graduate of the PREP program and recipient of The Saltonstall Award for Excellence. Baraa is Diplomat on the American Board of Anesthesiology and board eligible for the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care medicine. Currently, he is and International fellow for Medical Simulation at the STRATUS center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In that role he intends to continue learning and participating in advancing himself and the medical field. He’s very excited to help further alumni engagement as a board member.
PA Program Representative – Haili Dunbar, PA '17
Haili is a board certified Physician Assistant and PA Clinical Program Coordinator at Tufts Medical Center-Quincy, specializing in internal medicine. She completed her bachelors degree at New York University and post-baccalaureate degree at Harvard University. She received her master degree in medical science at Tufts University School of Medicine. Haili has authored publications in melanoma research, as dermatology is a special interest of hers. She is also an active member of the Tufts Super User Team who gathers monthly to improve the use of the electronic medical record.