Alumni Advisory Council

Members of the UI College of Public Health Alumni Council.


The University of Iowa College of Public Health Alumni Advisory Council is comprised of members representing various class years, degree programs, geographic areas, gender identity, race and ethnicity. The Council meets to serve the needs of the CPH community, through their desire to retain close ties with their alma mater and support the mission of the College.

The CPH Alumni Advisory Council exists to help create opportunities that nurture broad, college-level alumni engagement and enhance the student experience within the College of Public Health.

The council fulfills this mission by participating in and promoting college-wide activities that connect alumni and current students, facilitating strong connections between alumni, and honoring alumni achievements.


  • Vanessa Au, 18MS, Epidemiology
    Statistician, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Office of Data & Analytics
  • Richard Barajas, 15MPH
    Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Changjie Cai, 18PhD, Occupational & Environmental Health
    Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health
  • Isabella De Soriano, 17MPH, Community & Behavioral Health
    Consultant, De Soriano Consulting, LLC
  • Kaci Ginn, 21BA
    Program Manager, Iowa Valley RC&D
  • Alyson Gray, 18MS, Occupational & Environmental Health
    HSE Engineer I, Honeywell FM&T
  • Paige Jaeger, 14MHA, Health Management & Policy
    Director Blank Women’s & Children’s Clinics and Provider Support, UnityPoint Health – Blank Children’s Hospital
  • Larissa Luckel, 13MHA Health Management & Policy, 13MPH Community & Behavioral Health
    Director of Revenue Cycle Services, Revology
  • Matthew Noghrehkar, 21BA
    Environmental Health Officer, Black Hawk County Public Health
  • Mitchell Thomann, 11MS, 15PhD Biostatistics
    Senior Principal Therapeutic Area and Methodology Statistician, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Mary Nelle Trefz, 12MPH Community & Behavioral Health
    Advocacy Network Director, Iowa ACEs 360 Coalition
  • John VanBuren (Council Chair), 13MS and 16PhD Biostatistics
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
  • Geneva Wilson, 19PhD Epidemiology
    Research Health Scientist, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital