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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
Greetings to the Tufts PHPD Alumni Community,
The first half of 2020 has not only shown the world the value of public health practice, but also the importance of maintaining our principals and ethics as public health professionals. I could not be more determined to help serve our fellow alumni during one of the most defining public health crises of our lifetime.
There is a light at the end of this tunnel, however the lack of unity and trust has become a defining barrier that we, as an alumni organization; as public health practitioners; and as a broader worldwide community, must overcome. Our expertise is needed and our knowledge quite frankly, saves lives. But we don't need to do this alone. We have the full support of the Tufts administration, including its faculty & staff, and its network, which includes all of you.
For this unprecedented year we will continue to offer resources for growth, including continuing education, networking, and mentorship. But we will explore new ways to enrich the alumni experience by catering to current events and allowing us to feel more connected to the broader community. Please look forward to the various new initiatives we will be launching this year. Furthermore, your feedback will be of utmost importance. The community is here for your benefit and should be built to better your experiences as Tufts alumni.
Please connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or your program representative. If you have not already, please join the larger Tufts Online Community to stay informed about opportunities to network, attend virtual events, and access our library resources.
I am thrilled and invigorated to serve as your President. Despite these uncertain times, the best outcomes are achieved through what we do best together, and that is to practice public health. I look forward to one of the most challenging, and yet the most impactful learning experience that is ahead of us.
My best wishes are with you and your loved ones during this trying time.
Imtiyaz Hossain, M.P.H. 2018
Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Alumni Association Board
Alumni Association Board Officers
Imtiyaz Hossain, MPH '18
Born and raised in Cambridge, Imtiyaz has made the east coast more than just his home. Currently, he is the Associate Director, Data Science Lead for the Global Medical Affairs division at Takeda. His work consists of creating an analytics strategy to help promote disease education, and access to care for healthcare providers, advocates and patients. Leading up to his career, he has held positions at Sage Therapeutics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Center for Evaluation of Value and Risk, and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. He spends his free time volunteering as a consultant for the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, rebranding the organization to best serve its survivors. Imtiyaz 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.
David Tybor, MPH '03
MPH Program Representative
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.
Deeana Ijaz, MS/MPH ‘16
MPH Program Representative
Deeana Ijaz is a third-year doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University studying the impact of breastfeeding and food insecurity on early childhood brain development. She is also a Tisch Scholar at the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food Policy & Education and served as a lead researcher for the two-year evaluation of New York City's Department of Education funded Return to Scratch Cooking pilot in the Bronx. She also serves as a research assistant at the Neurocognition and Early Experience Development Lab. Deeana is the CEO and founder of Silicon Valley's leading admissions consulting firm, Ivy Admissions and founder of the Gift of Health program under the international non-profit, Humanity First. She has also overseen six medical mission trips to Guatemala. Deeana graduated with a dual master's in 2016 from the Friedman School and Tufts University School of Medicine in Food Policy and Health Policy. Deeana graduated with a BS in Biology and South Asian Studies in 2012 from the University of Michigan.
Ashley Conkright, MBS ’14
MBS Program Representative
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.
Alia Bucciarelli, MS-HCOM ‘05
MS-HCOM Program Representative
Alia Bucciarelli is a health communications leader with more than 15 years of experience in the field. She leads the Communication Excellence team at Biogen, which develops innovative communication assets to improve the reach and usability of scientific information, including podcasts, videos, and interactive educational tools. Before joining Biogen, Alia was an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where she developed and taught health communication classes with an emphasis on plain language writing and writing for lay audiences. She also was a freelance writer and plain language consultant for healthcare-related organizations. Ms. Bucciarelli is a skilled communicator and expert in health communication who is often recruited to give talks and provide training workshops on health communication principles. Ms. Bucciarelli earned her Bachelors of Arts at the University of Arizona and Master of Health Communication at the Tufts University School of Medicine. .
Pamela Norden, MD/MBA ’02
MD/MBA Program Representative
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.
Jessica Surgenor, PA/MPH ‘20
PA Program Representative
Jessica is a Massachusetts native, lover of the outdoors, and a Triple Jumbo. She graduated from Tufts undergrad in 2015 with a Bachelors in Biology, and after working for a few years in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, she attended the Tufts Physician Assistant/Masters of Public Health Program and graduated this winter. She recently started work as a PA in a Walk-In Clinic in CT. Her hope is to provide excellent clinical care as a Physician Assistant, but also impact healthcare on a broader scale. Through Tufts, she has made strong friendships, worked with incredible minds, and been taught and advised by intelligent and caring mentors. The community at Tufts has been an important part of her life for the better part of almost a decade, and she is excited about the opportunity to remain engaged in and give back to the Tufts PHPD community!