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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Dr. Patricia Klein, MPH '04

Patricia Klein

After working for Medical Vigilance Solutions, a business unit with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, for 13 years, Patricia was promoted to Director of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Communications. In this role, she lead a team of 70 specialized nurses and pharmacists providing drug safety and medical communications services to the pharmaceutical industry. They contract with pharmaceutical companies to answer the toll free number on their product labeling, answer any medical information questions from consumers and health care professionals, and intake any adverse events to submit to regulatory agencies. The work they do helps to identify new drug safety information used to update product labels and keep the public aware and safe.

Lauren Seal, MPH '10

Lauren Seal

Lauren was recently promoted to the rank of Major. She is currently serving on Active Duty in the US Army Veterinary Corps. She was promoted on the 1st of May while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Dr. Kathryn Campitelli, MPH '10

Dr. Kathryn Campitelli

Kathy, her husband, and 3-year-old son are expecting an addition to their family, a baby girl due on April 5th!

Erin Shaffer, MHA '10

Erin Shaffer

After nearly 3 years at The University of Chicago Medicine, Erin moved to the United Kingdom in June of 2018 to be the Hospital Director for Schoen Clinic London, a private orthopedics and spine care hospital in Central London. The hospital opened in August of 2018 and is the first international expansion for Schön Klinik, an 18 hospital group in Germany.

Zachary Kerr, MPH '10

Zachary Kerr

Dr. Zachary Kerr first discovered his appreciation for sport-related injury research while pursuing his MPH in Epidemiology at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). Dr. Kerr is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina. His research focuses on the evaluation of injury prevention strategies related to traumatic sport-related injuries such as concussions and heat stroke. Dr. Kerr has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, been the recipient of competitive national grants, and most recently was awarded the New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Kelly Harley, BSPH '16, MPH '17

Kelly Harley

In August, Kelly married her high school sweetheart, Jacob. After their wedding, they spent nine days traveling around Ireland (both Northern and the Republic). Since graduation, Kelly has been working at Riverside Methodist Hospital where she manages the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Catherine Baumgardner, MHA '86

Dr. Catherine Baumgardner, MHA '86

Catherine was recently reelected as Treasure of the OSUAA Board of Directors, and also was appointed as an OSUAA representative to the Board of Trustees Advancement Committee. She also achieved Gallup Strengths Coach Certification, as was named an Associate Teaching Professor at Penn State in the Health Policy and Administration program.