Alumni News

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan honored for achievements

Alumna Tala Al-Rousan (15MPH) has been selected by the Arab American Businesses and Professional Association as one of the 10 most inspiring and influential women in the nation. Al-Rousan, an assistant professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California San Diego, will be honored at an event in March.  Published February 29, 2024

Leading the way in health care administration

The UI College of Public Health trains its students to meet the challenges and opportunities associated with working in the health care field. Meet two alumni who are putting what they learned into practice in rural Iowa health care facilities.  Published February 27, 2024

Alumna Hianca Andrades writes about her work in maternal and child health

Alumna Hianca Andrades (23MPH) recently wrote a blog post for MCH Leads about her position as the maternal, child, and adolescent health coordinator at Johnson County Public Health and the importance of building trust with communities.  Published February 6, 2024

From the Front Row:  Alumna Kelsey Feller, public health data, and careers

Lauren chats with CPH alumna and 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Kelsey Feller. She is bureau chief of Data Sharing, Privacy and Open Records in the Division of Compliance at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (IDHHS), where she balances the importance of data security and privacy with facilitating the use of data for public health initiatives and research. Published February 1, 2024

From the Front Row: Public health work in Alaska with alumna Carla Britton

This week Lauren welcomes Carla Britton (06MS, 10PhD), lead epidemiologist/deputy director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center in Anchorage and recipient of our 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award. They discuss Carla's non-traditional path to her current career as well as her work with Alaska's Native population and some of the challenges of public health work in Alaska.  Published January 25, 2024

Alumna Samantha Cary drafted to NWSL

Alumna Samantha Cary (23BA) is the first University of Iowa women’s soccer player to be selected in the National Women's Soccer League draft. Published January 23, 2024

Alumna Elly Steffen named executive director of Surgery Center Cedar Rapids

Surgery Center Cedar Rapids has appointed Elly Steffen (01MHA, 01MPH) as executive director. Published January 18, 2024

Nominations for 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards due Feb. 29

The UI College of Public Health is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for its 2024 Outstanding Alumni Awards. This award program recognizes outstanding alumni in two categories: first, recent graduates who have completed College of Public Health programs within the past ten years and, second, other alumni for accomplishments throughout their careers. Published January 16, 2024

Iowa’s MHA Program Prepares Future Health Care Leaders

Iowa’s Master of Health Administration program is powered by an active network of alumni, faculty, and staff invested in students’ success. Published December 21, 2023

Hinkle comments on maternal health crisis in rural America

CPH alumna Hana Hinkle (09MPH) recently commented on efforts to train family medicine doctors in obstetrics to serve rural areas in the U.S. (NPR) Published December 20, 2023