From May, 2013

What’s Next for the Class of 2013: Stephanie Cook

Stephanie Cook, MPH 2008, DrPH 2013, Sociomedical Sciences Starting in the fall, I’m going to be a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I will be working on a population-based survey looking at how the neighborhoods where black youth live make a difference in how they form emotional bonds and develop high-risk behaviors. I’ve been at the Mailman School for seven years. It’s been an amazing ride. I worked for USAID and I traveled to South Africa, Mozambique, and Tanzania. The School gave me all these great opportunities to explore my research interests here and…

What’s Next for the Class of 2013: Irene Frohlich

Irene Frohlich, MPH ’13, Health Policy and Management   I’m going to be doing consulting work for a company called Grant Thornton. Their main clients are hospitals and providers. Over the next two years, I’ll be doing revenue cycle management with one of their clients in Upstate New York. I will be looking at the whole process from start to finish to find ways to shorten the amount of time it takes for claims to be paid. Do they need health IT? Do they need more people analyzing those claims? The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman…

What’s Next for the Class of 2013: Kathleen Crowley

Kathleen Crowley, MPH ‘91, DrPH ‘13 I am the Associate Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety at Columbia University. Our vision statement is that EH&S provides expert guidance and timely service to the University Community through our commitment to health and safety. Employing best practices and collaboration, and by building long term relationships, we promote a productive and safety conscious work environment. EH&S is committed to establishing and maintaining a healthful and safe work environment for our faculty, staff, students, neighbors and surrounding communities. Through the recognition, evaluation, and control of personal and environmental hazards, the University strives to…

What’s Next for the Class of 2013: Leah Jarvis

Leah Jarvis, MPH ’13, Population and Family Health I just started at Engender Health, which is an organization that works on issues related to reproductive health around the world.  I’m a program associate for monitoring evaluation and research.  I’ll be working mostly on seeing how programs are implemented in different countries and assessing the effectiveness of different programs that provide reproductive health, including long-acting and permanent methods of contraceptives, and address issues of gender-based violence. At the Mailman School, I spent my practicum in Burkino Faso with the Population Council doing an evaluation of a program that works with migrant…

What’s Next for the Class of 2013: Kevin English

Kevin English, DrPH ’13, MPH  ’01, Sociomedical Sciences I direct the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, which is one of 12 tribal epidemiology centers across the country. We provide public health surveillance, community health assessment, capacity building, and student development work with the American Indian population in our area. This includes all of New Mexico, Southwestern Colorado and portions of Utah and Texas. More than 10% of the population here is American Indian. Most of the time when you see public health surveillance reports they classify people according to race and ethnicity. There is typically a column for Whites,…