Alumni News

2024 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Vijay Golla and Daniela Moga. Published May 2, 2024

Kent Lehr named CEO of Iowa Radiology

Kent Lehr (09MHA) has been named CEO of Iowa Radiology. Lehr, who has over a decade of executive health care leadership experience, began his career at UnityPoint Health in 2010. Published April 18, 2024

Alana Monson discusses taking on a new leadership role

Alumna Alana Monson (23MHA) recently spoke about how she rapidly transitioned her leadership skills when she found herself in the role of interim CEO at Manning Regional Healthcare Center just months after graduating with her MHA. (Rural Health Leadership Radio) Published April 18, 2024

Laura Schwab Reese discusses violence and injury prevention

Alumna Laura Schwab Reese (15PhD, 13certificate) is an associate professor of public health at Purdue University and the president of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR). She recently discussed her research interests and work with SAVIR. Published April 10, 2024

Adaeze Enekwechi named CEO of Cayaba Care

Cayaba Care, a value-based, maternal care company reaching underserved and high-risk populations, has appointed longtime health care executive and former Obama Administration health official Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, as the company’s CEO. She received a doctoral degree in health services and policy from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in 2007. Published April 3, 2024

Alumna Leslie McClure reflects on public health research

Alumna Leslie McClure (97MS) is now the dean of Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and fellow with the SLU Research Institute. She recently reflected on the experiences that brought her to this new position and what it means to grow public health research. Published April 2, 2024

Alumna Jessica Allen discusses intersection of public health, urban planning

CPH undergraduate alumna Jessica Allen is now in her final semester of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program at CU Denver. Learn how public health informs her current studies and career goals.  Published March 27, 2024

Alumnus Steve Simonin discusses rural health leadership

CPH alumnus Steve Simonin, president and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics, recently discussed ways health care systems can invest in their communities, strategies for ensuring long-term rural health sustainability, and more on the Exploring Rural Health podcast. Published March 21, 2024

Alumna Maya Altemeier’s journey from public health to pediatrics

CPH undergraduate alumna Maya Altemeier attended the UI Carver College of Medicine and will be doing her pediatrics residency in Seattle. Hear more about how public health added to her understanding of health outcomes and how society can improve people's lives.  Published March 21, 2024

From the Front Row: Discussing Huntington’s Disease with Amy Ogilvie

Lauren welcomes recent CPH alumna Dr. Amy Ogilvie (20MS, 23PhD) to the podcast for a discussion about her personal and professional interest in Huntington's Disease as well as her journey to earn a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Iowa. Published March 7, 2024