Alumni Connect

Alumni Connect is a group of alumni, students and employers who have agreed to help fellow alumni and students with career advice and information as well as serve as a networking outlet. View the list of all of our members at the bottom of the page.

If you are an alumnus and are interested in participating in this program, please fill out this form.

Please contact Colleen Herr, alumni affairs and outreach coordinator, or Dawn Williams, coordinator of practice education and career services if you are interested in contacting an alumni.

College of Public Health Career Services and Alumni also maintains a LinkedIn group. The purpose of this group is to connect current students, alumni, and employers for career networking purposes. We hope this venue will allow students and alumni to connect as well as employers to recruit student and alumni talent.


Alumni Connect Members

Amanda Harpster-Hagen

Title: Senior Analytics and Accreditation Analyst
Employer: Medical Mutual

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH 2005
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Amia Downes

Title: Public Health Analyst
Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety/Office of the Director

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH/HBHP 2006
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Angie Byrne

Title: Regional Program Manager
Employer: United States Department of Transportation-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Research/Interests: Behavioral transportation safety
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing
Degree: MPH/HBHP 2006
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Beth Pierson

Title: Epidemiologist for Planning and Assessment
Employer: Franklin County Public Health

Contact: Email, Phone, Skype
Degree: MPH 2006
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Brandy Reeves

Title: Health Education Coordinator
Employer: University of Kentucky
Research/Interests: Sexual health, sexuality, college students
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: MPH/HBHP 2007
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Brenda Batyske

Title: Sr. Consultant
Employer: Premier, Inc.
Research/Interests: Wellness, Alternative & Complementary Health, Clinical Value Analysis
Contact: Email, Phone, Skype, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: 2007/Spring - MPH 2002/Spring - BAm Sociology
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Chanada Reddy

Title: Senior Biostatistician
Employer: Cleveland Clinic
Research/Interests: Biostatistician in the Clinic's cancer center
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing
Degree: MS 1998
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Claudia Coleman

Title: Administrative Fellow
Employer: OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: Spring 2012, MHA
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Daniel Gutkoski

Title: Staff Assistant, Office of the Under Secretary for Health (10B)
Employer: United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Email, Phone, Skype
Degree: MHA 2010
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David Rausch

Title: Chief Administrative Officer
Employer: Orthopaedic and Spine Center, LLC
Research/Interests: Health Administration - Physician Practice Management
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: MHA 1992
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Erica Fletcher

Title: Research Associate
Employer: Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Research/Interests: Social epidemiology, injury epidemiology
Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH/EPI 2011
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Jason Richter

Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: Army-Baylor University
Research/Interests: Quality, Patient Safety, Finance
Contact: Email
Degree: 2013, PhD
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Jason Rock, MD, MPH

Title: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Employer: George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania
Research/Interests: Community Mental Health, particularly in children and adolescents. In addition Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities.
Contact: Email
Degree: Graduated June 2003 with MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics and MD
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John Grima

Title: Retired regional V.P. strategic planning; Board member, strategic planning consultant, Federally Qualified Community Health Center; Community Health Policy Advocate
Employer: Midtown Community Health Center; Association for Utah Community Health (Utah PCA); Self employed

Contact: Email, Phone, Skype, Shadowing
Degree: MHA 1984
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Jude (McLaughlin) Sennitt

Title: Director, Sennitt Computer Services Limited
Employer: Sennitt Computer Services Limited

Contact: Email, Skype
Degree: MS 1987
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Kate Glass

Title: Research coordinator
Employer: Ohio State University Medical Center
Research/Interests: Clinical research and healthcare relates epidemiology- infectious disease and cancer in particular
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing
Degree: MPH/EPI 2011
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Katie Lewis

Title: Implementation Project Manager
Employer: ShiftWise
Research/Interests: Healthcare Technology / Web-servicePublic Health Disaster Preparedness
Contact: Email, Phone, Skype
Degree: MPH/EHS 2006
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Katie Winfree

Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Eli Lilly and Company

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH/EPI & Pharmacy 2008
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Kyle Dorsey

Title: Health Center Administrator
Employer: Duke University Health System
Research/Interests: Healthcare Operations and Strategy
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing
Degree: MHA 2009
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Laura Scudiere

Title: Executive Director
Employer: Bridge Community Health Clinic

Contact: Email, Phone, Skype, Shadowing
Degree: MPH 2004
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Lindsey Asti

Title: Senior Research Associate
Employer: Nationside Children's Hospital
Research/Interests: Injury, mental health, infectious disease
Contact: Email
Degree: Ph.D 2009
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Manoj Sharma

Title: Professor
Employer: University of Cincinnati
Research/Interests: Designing and evaluating theory-based health behavior change interventions; childhood obesity; stress and coping
Contact: Email, Skype
Degree: Ph.D 1997
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Mary Ellen Kramer

Title: Public Health Educator
Employer: Hamilton County Public Health
Research/Interests: childhood obesity prevention; creating healthy communities
Contact: Email, Phone, Skype, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: Spring 2009 MPH focus on Health Behavior Health Promotion
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Megan Casey, RN, BSN, MPH

Title: Nurse Epidemiologist
Employer: Allegheny County Health Department

Contact: Email, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: MPH 2006
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Michelle Ivankovic

Title: Director, Specialty Service Line
Employer: Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima Memorial Professional Corporation
Research/Interests: Leadership Development/Physician Management/ Operations
Contact: Phone, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: MHA 2008
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Mike Price

Title: Operations Manager - Acute Care Marketing
Employer: Cardinal Health

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MHA 2007
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Misti Allison

Title: Associate Market Research Analyst
Employer: Cleveland Clinic
Research/Interests: Health education, public policy and research methods used to gather information from patients, health care providers and the public. Focus on quantitative methods including focus groups, one-on-one interviews and ethnographic studies. Experience working at American Cancer Society and Susan G. Koman for the Cure.
Contact: Email, Phone, Skype
Degree: MPH/HSMP 2011
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Prabasaj Paul

Title: Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow
Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research/Interests: Applied epidemiology
Contact: Email
Degree: MPH/EPI 2010
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Rachel Kantosky

Title: Project Manager/Implementation Consultant
Employer: Epic

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MHA 2008
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Reem Aly

Title: Health Policy Associate
Employer: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
Research/Interests: Health policy, health law, health reform
Contact: Email
Degree: 2011, HSMP
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Rick Goins

Title: Business Director II - Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Employer: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Research/Interests: Academic Medicine, Pediatrics, Hospital Administration, Physician Practice Management
Contact: Email
Degree: 2003, MHA
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Ryan Frick

Title: Researcher II/Epidemiologist
Employer: Ohio Department of Public Safety - Division of EMS

Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH/EPI 2011
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Sarah Bartsch

Title: Research Coordinator and Senior Analyst with the Public Health Computational and Operations Research Group (PHICOR)
Employer: University of Pittsburgh
Research/Interests: Computer simulation modeling of infectious diseases, especially healthcare associated infections. In particular prevention and infection control measures to interrupt the transmission of HAIs.
Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH 2009
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Shah Summitt

Title: Medical Resident
Employer: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Research/Interests: Radiology Education
Contact: Email, Phone, Practicum
Degree: MPH/CI/MD 2010
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Tamara McMath

Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Employer: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Research/Interests: Oncology, gastrointestinal diseases & malignancies, quality of life post-treatment, patient-reported outcomes, health behavior, population science, etc.
Contact: Email, Phone, Shadowing, Practicum
Degree: MPH/HBHP 2008
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Tamira M. Moon

Title: Progam Director, Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Employer: Georgia Department of Public Health
Research/Interests: Promoting comprehensive healthy lifestyles
Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH 2004
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Tara Ruhlan

Title: Health Services Researcher
Employer: Carolinas HealthCare System, Dickson Advanced Analytics

Contact: Email, Phone, Skype
Degree: MPH/EPI 2007
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Theresa Todd

Title: Quality Improvement Coordinator
Employer: Nationwide Children's Hospital Division of Gastroenterology
Research/Interests: Preventive health/Health promotion
Contact: Email, Phone
Degree: MPH/PEP 2006
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