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Alumni News

Kofoworola D. A. Williams, PhD, MPH

Leading and Designing Meaningful Public Health Research

Now a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University, an alumna of the MPH program discusses her passion for public health research.

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Tracing Infection Rates During a Pandemic

An MPH alum helps prepare exposure responses and explores how the team can use data analytics tools for contact tracing.

Improving Hospital Safety Through Infection Prevention and Control

An MPH alum shares experiences working as an infection control practitioner in a large academic medical center.

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Building Global Bridges as a Director of Health Equity and Community Partnerships

Alum is highlighted by Drexel's 40 Under 40 program which recognizes the most promising, entrepreneurial, creative and inspiring alumni.

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A Career Path as a Health Equity Leader

Alum is highlighted by Drexel's 40 Under 40 program which recognizes the most promising, entrepreneurial, creative and inspiring alumni.

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Video: NYC-Based Alumnus Shares How Dornsife Prepared Her for Her Career

Darlice Rocha's healthcare career got a head start through her applied practical experience at Dornsife.

Jalal at the USAID/Afghanistan HQ

Improving Maternal and Child Health Among Afghan People

An MPH alum works to create a healthier future for his country.

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Taking Action to End Hunger in Philadelphia, One Granola Bar at a Time

An alum launches a healthy granola bar business to help individuals facing hunger.

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Combining Workplace Safety and Global Health to Improve Lives

An alum based in the Greater Washington, D.C. area works to improve environmental and occupational health.

Evanette Burrows

Studying the Safety of CrossFit

An EMPH alum analyzes injury rates among CrossFit program participants.

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Putting Public Health Policy to Work on the Campaign Trail

New alumnus fights for her values alongside a 2020 presidential candidate.

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Supporting and Uplifting LGBTQ Youth

MPH alumni launch a nonprofit serving the LGBTQ community.

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Changing the Public Health Game in the Greater Philadelphia Area

A Dornsife alum is honored for her ability to leverage technology to improve public health.

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The Value of a JD MPH

An alum combines the law and an expert knowledge of health policy to succeed in mergers and acquisitions.

Joshua Prasad

Changing the Way Addiction is Treated

An alum builds a career improving care for the underserved.

Garrett Devenney

Launching a Career in Health Policy

An alum and winner of the prestigious David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship will explore policy with national leaders.

Alumni Notes: Spring/Summer 2019 Updates

For updates submitted in past years visit Alumni notes.


Alya Nadji, MPH, began working as a research analyst at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia in January 2019.


Margaux Mazur, MPH, a former research assistant at the Dornsife School of Public Health, began working at Product Investigations, Inc. as project manager in December 2018.

Kristina Thompson, MPH, recently joined KPMG U.S. as an advisory associate on health care and government solutions in Philadelphia, PA.


Jeanette Bowles, DrPH, joined the nonprofit Safehouse as an executive director to lead the organization as it works to open a supervised injection site for people in addiction, a first for Philadelphia and possibly the entire nation.


Emily Peterman, MPH, was promoted to director of research and evaluation at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in Arlington, VA, in October 2018.

Zachary Daniels, MPH, serves as senior research specialist at UVA: The Center for Health Policy in Charlottesville, VA.

Viren Doshi, JD/MPH, began a new position as counsel for Conner Strong & Buckelew in Marlton, NJ, in February 2019.


Latoya Hamilton, MPH, joined NYC Health + Hospitals as assistant director in October 2018.


Brittany M. Chambers, MPH, was recently promoted to senior education manager at the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) in New York, NY.

Alexis Bumpers, MPH, accepted a new position as a statistician at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSAgov) in Washington, DC, in April 2019.


Romi Pierce Hall, MPH, is combating California’s housing crisis as the director of neighborhood collaborations at East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) in Oakland, CA. In this role, she manages EBALDC’s work as a convener of the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC).


Alice Ulhoa-Cintra, MD, MPH, recently joined the medical oncologist team at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital's Scully-Welsh Cancer Center.