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1990s

Janet (Jade) Kaplan 90MN 90MPH is working in the Maternal-Child Department of the Community Health Centers of Burlington, in Burlington, Vt. For 10 years, she lived in western North Carolina, where she was the first nurse-midwife to practice at a rural regional medical center in the Appalachian Mountains. She pioneered the use of hydrotherapy in labor and birth and began the first nurse-midwife-owned private practice in North Carolina. Over the past 13 years, Kaplan was a clinical instructor for Tufts University School of Medicine OB/GYN department. She was on the faculty at Baystate Medical Center’s OB/GYN residency program and a lecturer for Baystate Medical Center’s Midwifery Education Program in Massachusetts.

Megan Cole Wiston 97MPH is working for Cayuga Centers as the program manager for Palm Beach Treatment Family Foster Care in Palm Springs, Fla.




2000s

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TOLTON PACE 00C 02MPH has graduated from two of the nation’s premier leadership development programs: The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative and Lifework Leadership.

DAVID A. BRAY 01C 04MPH 08PhD is chief information officer at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Last year, he was selected as one of the top 100 CIOs globally as part of the “CIO 100.” He was also named as part of the “Fed 100” earlier and received the Outstanding Achievement Award–Civilian from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. The IT team he led received the AFFIRM Leadership in Cloud Computing award in 2015.

ALEXA S. DIETRICH 04MA 05MPH 07PhD is the 2015 winner of the Julian Steward Award for her first book, The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico, published by NYU Press. She is an associate professor of anthropology at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York City. She joined their faculty in 2007. This recognition is awarded every two years to the best book published in environmental anthropology.

BORN: A daughter, Robin Eva Rohe-Oji, to PAIGE L. ROHE 04C 05MPH and her husband, Larry Oji, on Dec. 11, 2015. Paige and Larry met as freshmen at Emory College and were married in 2012 at the Miller-Ward Alumni House. Paige works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Larry works for The Carter Center.

MARRIED: YORAN GRANT 00OX 02C 06MPH to Winston Greene on Oct. 19, 2014, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. She is currently stationed in Georgetown, Guyana, where she is the CDC country director.

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BORN: A daughter, Sydney Isla, to ALYSON B. GOODMAN 01C 07M 07MPH and her husband Justin, on April 1, 2015. She is their second child.

HILDA RAZZAGHI 03OX 04C 07MPH is part of the CDC’s new class of Epidemic Intelligence Service officers, a prestigious two-year postgraduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in epidemiology.

SHADEED ABDUL-SALAAM 09MPH is a 2015 Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow.

SHARODA DASGUPTA, AMANDA GARCIA-WILLIAMS, and JULIE SELF, all 09MPH 15PhD are part of the CDC’s new class of Epidemic Intelligence Service officers.




2010s

JASON GREER LAKE 10M 10MPH is part of the CDC’s new class of Epidemic Intelligence Service officers.

MARRIED: JESSICA WALTON 10MPH to Tayven Hike on June 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

AMY SCHNEIDER WEBB 11MPH is a public health analyst at CACI in Waukee, Iowa.

ALLISON GOLDSTEIN 12MPH wrote that she got married in 2014 to a man she met while serving in AmeriCorps. They moved to Europe, and she began working for the World Health Organization on an initiative called Be Healthy Be Mobile, using mobile health technology to prevent chronic disease around the globe. She convenes groups of experts to discuss evidence and brainstorm on interventions, capturing information and translating it into toolkits for countries to use.

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MARRIED: REBECCA LUDVIGSEN 12MPH to Will Anderson on May 16, 2015. She is an epidemiologist for the American Cancer Society and they live in Atlanta.

MARRIED: ANN E. VANDENBERG 12MPH 12PhD and Leslie Leighton 12MA 15PhD on July 4, 2015, in Decatur, Ga.

KARI BANNON 13MPH is an 8th grade science teacher at Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, N.Y. She recently completed her MA in teaching at Relay Graduate School in Education in New York.

WENRUO HU 13MPH is a statistical programmer with Sanofi in Beijing, China.

BROOKE GENKIN ROGERS 13MPH is a PhD student at the University of Miami. She lives in Coral Gables, Fla.

BORN: A son, Theodore (Teddy), to KATHERINE VERLANDER 13MPH and her husband, Adam, on Dec. 2, 2014. He is their first child. She is a public health policy analyst at the CDC.

MARRIED: LESLIE MUNOZ 09OX 11C 14MPH to Kyle Johnson on June 7, 2015. They live in Fayetteville, N.C.

REBEKAH STEWART SCHICKER 14MN 14MPH is in the CDC’s new class of Epidemic Intelligence Service officers.

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BRIAN HUYLEBROECK 15MPH is an HIV/AIDS epidemiologist with the Division of Health Protection at the Georgia Department of Public Health.

JESSICA F. LI 15MPH is an associate service fellow at the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH) in Cincinnati. She is an industrial hygienist in the Health Hazard Evaluation Program. NIOSH is part of the CDC.

MARRIED: KATHERINE NYSTROM 15MPH to Matt Theisen on Oct. 3, 2015. She is a program evaluator with the Minnesota Office of Legislative Auditor.

VICTORIA ISIS PHIFER 15MPH began a two-year fellowship last summer as a Presidential Management Fellow with the CDC in Washington, D.C.

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