Alumni News

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

Alumnus Nick Howald named CEO of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

Alumnus Nick Howald (15MHA) has been named chief executive officer of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Tennessee. Published March 6, 2024

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