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Our students are engaged. Experienced. Passionate. They are changemakers committed to making a difference. Read their stories, and think about how you might make your mark as a graduate student in public health.

I am the Director of the Community Building Unit of the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI). ORI is the state agency tasked with oversight of the resettlement process for individuals and families fleeing to safer ground from persecution, war, and other threats. In this role I wear a lot of hats: I have significant fiscal, programmatic and staffing oversight serving to support the resettlement and post resettlement social adjustment needs of approximately 2,500 refugees per year.
Diane M. Randolph
MS-HCOM
Tawny Wilson
I am an epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. Through surveillance activities, data collection and reporting, I define need and support change that creates and sustains healthy environments where people live, work and play. My work is primarily focused in two populations: older adults and people with disabilities. My work spans to other areas including chronic disease, violence and injury prevention, and oral health.
Tawny Wilson
MS-Nutrition/MPH
Pamela Ressler
I am the founder of Stress Resources in Concord, MA, a firm devoted to building resilience in individuals and organizations through strategies of connection, communication, and compassion. I am now also an adjunct faculty member in the Pain Research, Education and Policy program at Tufts, teaching courses in ethical and sociocultural aspects of pain, palliative and end of life, as well as a new course in public health applications of mindfulness in the experience of chronic pain and illness. It is wonderful to have come full circle from student in the MS-PREP program to now a faculty member.
Pamela Ressler
MP-PREP
Neal Jawadekar
I am a Big Data Engineer at Predilytics, a healthcare analytics company located in Burlington, Massachusetts. Predilytics provides analytics solutions to health plans, providers, and other risk-bearing entities. We aim to help healthcare organizations make more informed decisions through our reports and analyses.
Neal Jawadekar
BS/MPH
Lauren Kaskey
I manage the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the Boston Public Schools. FFVP is a USDA grant program targeting high-need elementary students. The kids get a fruit or vegetable snack either between breakfast and lunch, or lunch and end-of-day. Many children from low-income communities get most of their calories from the National School Lunch Program, and adding a fruit or vegetable snack to their day is a great way to increase number of servings in the day.
Lauren Kaskey
MS-Nutrition/MPH
Kaitlyn Dunn
Since March 2013, I have worked in the Administrative & Civil Remedies Branch (ACRB) of the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As an ACRB attorney, I represent the Office of Inspector General in administrative and civil enforcement actions brought against individuals and entities that have defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federal health care programs.
Kaitlyn Dunn
JD/MPH
Karen Ann Alroy
I am currently working as an emergency veterinarian at a high volume, 24 hour animal hospital. In this position I have been fortunate to gain an extensive amount of clinical experience in a short time frame. In the Fall of 2013 I will be transitioning from my clinical position to one more focused on policy and populations. I have been awarded a Science and Policy Fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This fellowship allows doctoral level clinicians and researchers to apply their technical knowledge in a branch of government. Fellows gain practical experience working at the intersection of science and policy at the federal level. My placement is at the National Science Foundation, and I will be working in the Dimensions of Biodiversity Program.
Karen Ann Alroy
DVM/MPH
Jenna Skinner
I am a Client Engagement Manager with Cigna. I design and implement health and wellness strategies for our clients and employer groups, based on their specific needs. I conduct onsite presentations to current and prospective clients on Cigna's tools, strategies for increasing engagement, campaigns to reduce unnecessary medical expenses, etc. I also educate customers on health and wellness topics, as well as how to be better consumers of health care.
Jenna Skinner
MS-Nutrition/MPH
Deborah Mailand
I am a clinical trial project manager at MAVERIC (Massachusetts Veteran Epidemiology Research and Information Center), which is part of the Boston VA Healthcare System. In my role, I manage the progress of multi-site trials from the planning stage through data analysis and publication. At MAVERIC, we do large trials that are relevant to the veteran population, so our current projects include research on suicide prevention, lower limb amputation, diabetes, renal disease, and heart health.
Deborah Mailand
BS in Engineering/MPH
Daniel Markowitz
I work as a consultant for Deloitte Advisory in the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice. Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Health Care practice is among the largest in the world, and we work with a variety of health providers, health plans, and life sciences clients in order to help them transform their strategic vision into innovative and practical health care solutions. I focus particularly on industry-specific regulations, helping our client’s mitigate regulatory risk and achieve compliance.
Daniel Markowitz
BA/MPH

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