Alumni News

Alum explains how public health investigates COVID-19

CPH alumnus Jake Riley (14MS) is a disease prevention specialist with Johnson County Public Health. He recently co-presented an overview of how the department conducts disease investigation on COVID-19. Published April 2, 2020

Freese Decker outlines health system’s response to coronavirus

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president and CEO of Spectrum Health, provided an overview of how her organization is preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Published April 2, 2020

Alums Kristin and Philip Van De Griend give back to their Iowa community

CPH alums Kristin and Philip Van De Griend (both 07MPH in epidemiology) first met over bagels at a Welcome Week event in the College of Public Health. Now the couple calls Orange City, Iowa, home. Published March 31, 2020

Alumna Rebecca Heick fields coronavirus questions

Alumna Rebecca Heick (06PhD), assistant professor of public health at Augustana College, recently fielded questions about cases of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities area. Published March 19, 2020

Alumnus helps popularize online marble races

Since 2016, alumnus Greg Woods (15MPH) has provided color commentary for marble races, online competitions that are helping to fill the current void of sports events. Published March 19, 2020

McClure profiled as part of “Women in Statistics” series

Alumna Leslie McClure (97MS), a professor and chair at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, is featured in a recent American Statistical Association series celebrating women in statistics. Published March 19, 2020

Alumnus Ghazi Kayali tracks viruses transmitted between animals and humans

CPH alumnus Ghazi Kayali, PhD, MPH, is part of a global network of scientists dedicated to researching novel viruses transmitted between animals and humans. Published March 12, 2020

Alumna advocates for rare-disease patients

Alumna Claire Richmond (14MPH) is battling acute hepatic porphyria, a rare and painful neurological disorder. Now that an FDA-approved treatment is available, she has a mission to advocate for other patients. Published March 11, 2020

CPH alumnus featured in Netflix docuseries

A College of Public Health epidemiology alumnus is featured prominently in a new Netflix documentary series released last week called "Pandemic: How to Prevent and Outbreak." Published January 29, 2020

CPH alumna featured in Flagler College Gargoyle

CPH alumna Joanna Krajewski is now a strategic communication professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., where she was recently profiled by the student newspaper, the Gargoyle. Published January 29, 2020

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