Alumni News

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

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

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

Wu writes about how the past can inspire the future

Recent CPH graduate Austin Wu (21MPH) has an interest in local history and urban design. He's now writing a regular opinion column for the Iowa City Press-Citizen that seeks to imagine a better tangible future in eastern Iowa by taking inspiration from principles of the past. Published June 10, 2021

2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson, who earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and a doctoral degree in occupational and environmental health, and Shenghui Tang, who earned a Master of Science degree in biostatistics and a doctoral degree in biostatistics. Published May 3, 2021

From the Front Row: Working as an epidemiologist during a pandemic

UI College of Public Health alumnus Aaron Reinke (19MPH) joins Alexis and Steve to talk about his experiences at the Black Hawk County Health Department in eastern Iowa and discuss what it's like as an epidemiologist -- especially a relatively new one -- at the local level during a global pandemic. Published April 15, 2021

In-demand JD/MHA students are at intersection of health and law

Rapid changes in health care practices and regulations over the past few years have created a greater need for people who understand the convergence between law and health care, making Iowa’s JD-MHA combined degree program more appealing than ever for students and employers.  Published April 13, 2021