Public Health Alumni News and Updates

Catch up on the latest news and updates from public health alumni! And share your news or update with fellow alumni, students, faculty and others at the College of Public Health and Ohio State if you have recently changed jobs, earned a promotion, made a difference in your community or work, gotten married, received an award, had a child, etc.

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Sophia Tolliver, MPH '08

Sophia graduated from the PEP program in 2008 and went on to work with the Diversity Enhancement Program at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Program while finishing her MD in 2015 at The Ohio State University. She now works as a Family Medicine Attending with underserved populations at an outpatient clinic at OSU.

MiChaela Barker, BSPH '18

Upon graduating from The Ohio State University, MiChaela became an infant wellness specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital where she helps to conduct research and create initiatives surrounding infant mortality within Ohio and the Franklin County areas. In addition to this, MiChaela is applying to medical school and has launched her very own business, Melanin in Medicine, which seeks to increase the awareness and acceptance of mental health conversations within minority communities and fighting the negative stigma around it. The inaugural product is called a "Dream Journal," which contains monthly calendars, to-do lists, mood trackers and writing prompts to help users to create a tangible and safe space to express themselves.

Ms. Tamira Moon, N/A, MPH '04

Tamira was named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 as a young leader who is are making an impact in the Metro Atlanta area. She is among the forty young movers and shakers who have scaled the ranks, are making a mark in their industries and leading in their communities. She was recognized for her career accomplishments in addressing the second leading cause of death as the Program Director for Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and her community involvement as the Founder/President of To the Moon & Back Foundation, Inc. that uplifts the mission to "pay it forward today to make a better tomorrow!"

Dr. Courtney Lynch, MPH '99

Courtney serves as the president of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and an associate editor for the Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Mr. Alexander Sandberg, MHA '15

Alexander moved from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX to begin a new job with HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. as a Physician Compensation Valuation Analyst.