The Center for Health Leadership is designed to enhance the School of Public Health’s offerings to inspire and prepare graduate students to be effective health leaders and professionals. Fellows participate in a rigorous 18 month leadership program of classroom and practical based exploration designed to hone their skills.
Meet our 2015 Fellows, authors of 2014 Public Health Is… Blog:
Nima Beheshti, MPH, Public Health and Nutrition
Victoria Benson, MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Rachel Blythe, MPH, Environmental Health Sciences
Andy Chau, MPH, Health Policy & Management
Laura Ann Coelho, MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Darcy Craig, MPH, Maternal and Child Health
Ruvani Fonseka, MPH/MSW, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Management and Planning
Megan Hatfield, MPH, Infectious Disease and Vaccionology
Chantal Hildebrand, MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Beth Keolanui, MPH, Health Policy and Management
Annie Alexandrian, MPH, Maternal and Child Health
Shya Castillo, MPH, Health & Social Behavior
Maggie Crosby, MPH, Maternal and Child Health
Eric Fischer, MPH, Health Policy and Management
Dan Hudes, MBA/MPH, Health Policy & Management
Whitney Jemison, MPH, Health Policy & Management
Kevin Lee, MPH, Health & Social Behavior
Stephanie M. Liu, MPH, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
Jenny Nakata, MSW/MPH, Health/Health and Social Behavior
2014 Fellows, authors of 2013 Public Health Is… Blog:
Katrin Cox, MBA/MPH, Health Policy and Management
Public Health is … creating an environment in which people can thrive.
Danielle Duong, MPH/MPP, Health Policy & Management
Public Health is … JUSTICE!
Sophie Egan, MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Public Health is … recess!
Brittany Giles, MPH, Health Policy and Management
Public Health is … what impacts your every day.
Dario Maciel, MPH, Health & Social Behavior
Public Health is … social justice, choice, harm reduction.
Christina Moore, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
Public Health is … healthy, happy people.
Mandy Murphy, MPH, Public Health Nutrition
Public Health is … empowerment.
Nancy Pham, MPH, Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Public Health is … empowerment, learning, and growth.
Lila Iino-Rubenstein, Environmental Health Sciences, MPH
Public Health is … being open to cultural subtleties.
Lauren Villa, MPH, Maternal and Child Health
Public Health is … Fire in the belly.
Cristin Weekley, MPH, Environmental Health Sciences
Public Health is … helping others improve their lives.
Michelle Beam, Class of 2013, MPH, Infectious Disease and Vaccinology
Public health is…inclusive. I’m here to learn at the intersection between science and society. To learn how basic science can be directed, translated, and applied for the health of populations.
Johnna Fandel, Class of 2013, MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Public Health is…something that impacts every single one of us; it is a bridge that connects individuals, communities, countries and cultures. I am interested in addressing the multitude of current and emerging health disparities by creating community-driven, culturally-relevant sustainable infrastructures for promoting and creating health equity.
Ryan Gamba, Class of 2013 MPH, Maternal and Child Health
Public Health is… enough to eat for everyone! My focus is on the effects of food insecurity during pregnancy and childhood.
Jazmine Garcia Delgadillo, Class of 2013, MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Public Health is…health equity. Health can have a strong influence on the physical, social and economic inequalities that contribute to the central living experience of every human being. I am interested in the reduction of health disparities, particularly of low-resource immigrant populations who often have a difficult time accessing health care resources.
Erica Jimenez, Class of 2013, MSW/MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Public Health is…a multi-disciplinary, action-oriented field that is committed to addressing societal inequalities. I’m interested in women’s global health, undocumented immigrants’ right to health care and social services, and mental health interventions for survivors of trauma. Occupational health and the intersection of education and health are new areas of interest that I hope to explore. Incorporating work/projects that increase educational opportunities for low-income and minority youth is a long-term goal.
Richard Lechtenberg, Class of 2013, MPH, Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Public Health is…as vitally important to the well-being of our society and the larger global community as it is to that of the individuals who compose it. I am interested in global health and maternal and child health, and enthusiastic about leveraging information (and other) technology to collect more and better data faster so that we can make better-informed public health and healthcare decisions.
Meredith Lee, Class of 2013, MPH, Environmental Health Science
Public Health is…a healthy environment. My focus is on the intersection between environmental health and policy.
Jenny Martinez, Class of 2013, MPH, Infectious Disease and Vaccinology
Public Health is… justice. My focus is on infectious diseases that disproportionally affect those in poverty, and the strategies required to successfully roll out public health programs in the nonprofit sector to prevent and treat those infections.
Juliana Oronos, Class of 2013, MPH, Health Policy and Management
Public Health is…creating healthy communities for an aging population. It is important for communities to promote health and well being, and use health services and community programs to prevent or minimize disease. I am interested in exploring models that can translate to more efficient systems of providing high-quality care for the elderly.
Francesca Osuna, Class of 2013, Dual MSW / MPH, Health and Social Behavior
Public Health is… everything! It’s the things we eat and do, the embodiment of our daily stresses, the way we treat each other, and all the environments in which we live. My primary interests are working with children and adolescents in school settings, youth violence prevention and mental health. I’m also fascinated by the effects of perception and positionality on physical and mental health, and figuring out how to be more inclusive of the communities that we hope to help.
Kelsie Scruggs, Class of 2013, MPH, Environmental Health Sciences
Public Health is…knowledge, particularly surrounding the safety of the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat and products we use.
Delilah Sundown, Class of 2013, MPH, Health Policy and Management
Public Health is … access to resources within ones community to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am interested in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases through population based outreach and the promotion and building of healthy communities.
Liz Taing, Class of 2014, MSW/MPH, Maternal and Child Health
Public Health is…everywhere! I believe that women are the key to improved health outcomes worldwide. Incremental increases in women’s access to not only healthcare, but also to education, social and economic opportunities, and civil rights (no small feat!) have exhibited dramatic changes in the health of women, their families, and their communities all over the world. My interest is working with women to navigate this increased access, while looking forward to a future where someday access won’t be an issue.