Alumni News

Corbeil named CEO of LucidHealth

CPH alumnus Steve Corbeil (84MA) was named Chief Executive Officer of LucidHealth, a national leader in radiology services, effective Nov. 13, 2023.  Published December 4, 2023

Alumnus Steve Simonin receives NOSORH Community Stars Award

Alumnus Steve Simonin (90MA) has been named the recipient of the 2023 National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Community Stars Award. Simonin is the CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. Published October 19, 2023

Alumna Kaitlin Emrich named director of Black Hawk County Public Health 

The Black Hawk County Board of Health unanimously named Kaitlin Emrich (09MPH) as the new public health director. Emrich is currently serving as the interim director and will begin her new role on Oct. 9, 2023. Published October 3, 2023

Alumna Kaci Ginn discusses Iowa food assistance program

Alumna Kaci Ginn (21BA), operations director with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development, recently discussed the Iowa Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program that provides food to underserved communities. (KWQC) Published September 14, 2023

Hana Hinkle named a ‘40 Under 40 in Public Health’ honoree

Congratulations to College of Public Health alumna Hana Hinkle (09MPH in community and behavioral health) for being named a "40 Under 40 in Public Health" honoree by the de Beaumont Foundation. This award recognizes rising leaders who are working to improve the health of communities across the nation. Published September 11, 2023

Alumna named to VP role at WPS Health Solutions

Alumna Kaley Wilkinson (05MHA) has been named vice president of enterprise strategy, marketing, and corporate development at WPS Health Solutions in Madison, Wisconsin. Published September 7, 2023

Alumna Michelle Niermann named to COO of UnityPoint Health – East Division

UnityPoint Health has appointed Michelle Niermann (94MA) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its East Division. In this elevated enterprise role, Niermann will oversee operations at UnityPoint Health hospitals in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque, Quad Cities, and Madison, WI.  Published August 23, 2023

2023 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Carla Britton and Kelsey Feller. All are invited to attend the awards presentation and discussion with the recipients on Wednesday, Sept. 13.  Published August 23, 2023

Q&A with alumna Lena Thompson: Developing culturally informed practices to meet Native Elders’ health needs

Alumna Lena Thompson (14MPH, 23PhD) shares some of her experiences working alongside others to enhance Native Elders’ health and adapting programs to be more culturally responsive. Published August 22, 2023

Alumna Jennifer Braun discusses health care workforce training

Jennifer Braun (12MPH) is director of workforce and organizational development at the American Hospital Association. She recently discussed her work focused on developing health care leadership and training. Published July 27, 2023