Alumni News

Q&A with CPH alumna, new Johnson County Public Health director Danielle Pettit-Majewski

Alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski started her roles as directore of the Johnson County Public Health Department in August 2021. Read more about her background and goals for the department.  Published August 27, 2021

Hear from the 2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Sept. 8

On Sept. 8, the College of Public Health will honor the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson Shenghui Tang. The awards presentation and a discussion led by CPH graduate students Alexis Clark and Alex Murra will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in N110 CPHB. A virtual option will be available as well.  Published August 25, 2021

Alumna Michelle Niermann discusses challenges of pandemic, derecho

Five months into a global pandemic, Michelle Niermann (94MA), president and CEO of UnityPoint Health in Cedar Rapids, was hit with a second obstacle: a derecho. Niermann discusses how she helped navigate UnityPoint through a unique year. Published August 17, 2021

Alumnus Eric Mooss reflects on Iowa leadership lessons and connections

Eric Mooss (04MHA), president of Bryan Physician Network and VP of operations for Bryan Medical Center, says his time within the UI College of Public Health's Master of Health Administration program prepared him to lead in health management, policy, and research. Published August 12, 2021

Tina Freese-Decker discusses the power of communication

For Tina Freese-Decker (02MHA, 02MS), president and CEO of Spectrum Health, the pandemic has driven home the importance of effective communication. Learn how she's led her organization over the past year and her thoughts on the future of health care administration. Published August 12, 2021

Alumna Marta VanBeek assumes new leadership role

Alumna Marta VanBeek (03MPH) has accepted a new leadership role with UI Hospitals & Clinics as executive medical director for main campus ambulatory clinics. Published August 10, 2021

Pettit-Majewski named director of Johnson County Public Health

CPH alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski (10MPH) has been named the new director of Johnson County Public Health. Pettit-Majewski comes from Washington County (Iowa) Public Health, where she has been director since 2013. Published July 22, 2021

Alumna named interim director and department head of NCRHP

Hannah Hinkle (09MPH) has been named the interim director and department head of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford's National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP). Published June 25, 2021

Alumna discusses hospice care, impact of the pandemic

Alumna Sara Krieger (19MHA) was a guest on a recent podcast where she discussed what hospice care is, who can benefit from it, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted its delivery. Published June 17, 2021

Hoppe Parr earns Certified Industrial Hygienist certification

Kimberly Hoppe Parr (13PhD) has earned the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) professional certification in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. Parr is a toxicologist and occupational and environmental health scientist with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. Published June 17, 2021