Alumni News

From the Front Row: A conversation with the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

This week, Eric talks with Brett Faine and Ken Saag, recipients of the UI College of Public Health's 2022 Outstanding Alumni Awards. They cover a lot of ground, including their unique career paths, collaborative projects, and advice for current students. Published September 29, 2022

Alumnus Michael Berger’s research informs Iowa basic income project

During his time as an MPH student, Michael Berger (20MPH) conducted research as part of his practicum. Through a literature review of other basic income projects across the nation and by talking with community-based partners, he uncovered recommendations that are now informing planning for the Central Iowa Basic Income Pilot Project. Published September 28, 2022

Q&A with alumna Brooke Zibell

Brooke Zibell earned a BS in public health from the University of Iowa in 2021. She then went on to complete an MHS degree in environmental health. Find out how her career path blends her interests in health and the environment. What is your home town and state? I’m from Reedsburg, Wisconsin. What was your […] Published September 21, 2022

Q&A with alumna Laura Eckles

Laura Eckles graduated from the College of Public Health in 2019 with a BA in public health. Learn more about how she discovered public health and how she uses her education in her current job as a city planner with the City of Mount Vernon, Iowa. Published September 20, 2022

Q&A with alumna Morgan Jessie

Morgan Jessie (22BA) joined the Des Moines County Public Health Department in Burlington, Iowa, after graduation. As part of a small department of 11 employees, she gets to support a variety of projects. Published September 20, 2022

Q&A with alumnus Austin Wu

Austin Wu earned both a BA in public health in 2020 and an MPH in policy in 2021 from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Learn more how he puts his education to work in his job as a safety policy specialist. What is your hometown and state? My hometown and state are […] Published September 20, 2022

CPH alumni honored with ‘Forty Under 40’ awards

Three CPH alumni have been selected by the Corridor Business Journal to receive a 2022 Forty Under 40 award. The awards recognize 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact in their business and community early in their careers. Published September 2, 2022

Hear from the CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients on Sept. 12

All are invited to a special event honoring the College of Public Health's 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, Brett Faine (16MS) and Kenneth Saag (93MS). They will discuss their careers in a student-led conversation and receive their awards on Sept. 12 starting at 12:30 p.m. Published August 25, 2022

Join the CPH Homecoming Lunch Oct. 29

All CPH alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend the annual pre-game homecoming lunch on the CPHB outdoor patio on Saturday, Oct. 29. Please register in advance to help us with planning. Published August 25, 2022

Pramod Dwivedi named president-elect of NACCHO Board of Directors

Alumnus Pramod Dwivedi (98MS) has been named president-elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. Dr. Dwivedi assumed the role on July 1, 2022. He will become president of the board on July 1, 2023. Published August 16, 2022