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Alumni Link

Do you want to be more involved with the college? Are you finding it difficult to stay connected?  We know there are many obstacles that make it tough to keep up; however, we feel one of the most valuable resources for our current students is our alumni network.  With Alumni Link, we are making it easy for you to reconnect and stay connected!  Alumni Link is a new option for alumni who want to help provide fellow alumni and students with career advice and information as well as serve as a networking outlet.  You can view a list of our mentors at the bottom of the page.

If you want to become an Alumni Link Mentor, please fill out this form.

UKCPH also has an official LinkedIn group that you can join.  It’s the place for current and former Wildcats to create new connections, catch up with classmates, and see how our graduates are changing the face of Public Health in Kentucky, around the country, and around the globe! 

 

Alumni Link Mentors

Amirah Abdullah

Title: HSIP Fellow

Employer: Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Professional Interests: Maternal and Child Health, Health Systems, Health Disparities, Health Policy

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 951.902.9499

Degree: DrPH 2014, Epidemiology

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Ibitola Asaolu

Title: Doctoral Student

Employer: University of Arizona

Professional Interests: Global Health, Maternal & Child Health, Preventing Violence Against Women, Economic Empowerment

Willing To: Meet with students, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2013, Epidemiology

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Alicia Baker

Title: Health Promotion Specialist

Employer: University of Florida

Professional Interests: College/School Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Sexual Health/Healthy Relationships, Health Policy & Behavior

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 352.273.4450

Degree: MPH 2014, Health Behavior

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Angela Brumley-Shelton

Title: Tobacco Coordinator

Employer: Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Professional Interests: Tobacco Control & Cessation, Maternal Child Health

Willing To: Meet with students, Have students shadow for a day, Be a practicum preceptor, Participate in college events, Skype with students

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.797.7864

Degree: MPH 2009, Health Behavior

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Devon Collins

Title: Project and Research Coordinator

Employer: Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Interests: Lung Disease, Environmental and Occupational Exposures, Epi/Biostats, Study Design

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Have students "shadow" me for a day, Be a practicum preceptor, Skype, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Dual Concentration Epidemiology & Environmental/Occupational Health

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Anna Cope

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Employer: University of North Carolina

Professional Interests: HIV Transmission and Prevention

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Skype

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 502.640.7756

Degree: MPH 2009, Epidemiology

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Troy Cotton

Title: Administrative Fellow

Employer: Emory Healthcare

Professional Interests: Healthcare Administration

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MHA 2015

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Sarah Cprek

Title: Research Project Manager/Lecturer

Employer: University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Professional Interests: MCH, Violence Against Women, Prenatal Care, Childhood Development

Willing To: Meet with students, Correspond via e-mail, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: In person

Phone: 859.218.0196

Degree: MPH 2014, Health Behavior

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Caitlin Dunworth

Title: Research Coordinator

Employer: UK Markey Cancer Center

Professional Interests: Maternal and Child Health, Health Disparities

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.218.6690

Degree: MPH 2015, Health Behavior

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Samah Hayek

Title: Research Associate

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: DrPH 2013, Epidemiology

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Raymond Hicks

Title: Physician

Employer: Maine General Hospital

Professional Interests: Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Have students shadow for a day, Be a practicum preceptor, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: In person

Phone: 207.629.8486

Degree: MPH 2013, Environmental Health

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Nicholas Hines

Title: Core Violence and Injury Prevention (Core VIPP) Grant Coordinator

Employer: Hawaii State Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Control

Professional Interests: Skills that span disease and injury prevention: systems, capacity, health equity, environmental health, grant management, etc.

Willing To: Meet with students, Correspond via e-mail

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 808-733-9203

Degree: MPH 2010, Health Behavior

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Alex F. Howard

Title: Director of Wellness and Prevention

Employer: Appalachian State University

Willing To: Meet with students, Correspond via e-mail

Degree: DrPH 2012

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Meagan Hurst

Title: Epidemiologist

Employer: Oldham County Health Department

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Have students "shadow" me for a day, Skype, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Epidemiology

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Meghan Johnson

Title: Research Associate/Adjunct Professor

Employer: University of Kentucky

Professional Interests: Tobacco prevention and control, Cancer Prevention, Rural Health

Willing To: Meet with students, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Health Behavior

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Natalie Jones

Title: Program Coordinator for Physical Activity

Employer: University of Kentucky

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2015, Health Behavior

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Colleen Kaelin

Title: Epidemiologist II

Employer: Kentucky Department for Public Health

Professional Interests: Environmental Health and Climate Change

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Have students shadow me for a day, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 502.564.4537

Degree: MSPH 1996, Epidemiology

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Hannah Keeler

Title: Program Coordinator

Employer: University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 317.363.7050

Degree: MPH 2013, Health Services Management

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Jennifer Knight

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Professional Interests: Cancer Prevention and Control, Partnerships and Coalitions, Leadership, Policy and Systems Change

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Be a practicum preceptor, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.218.2226

Degree: MPH 2003, Epidemiology; DrPH 2010, Health Services Management

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Laura Lyons

Title: Integrative Medicine Program Manager

Employer: Community Healthcare Network

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Allow students to shadow, Be a practicum preceptor, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 703.969.6093

Degree: MPH 2012, Health Behavior

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Ana Machado

Title: Research Coordinator

Employer: University of Kentucky

Professional Interests: Mother and Infant Health

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail, Talk with students on the phone, Skype

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.539.5382

Degree: MPH 2015, Health Management

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Katharine (Katie) MacMillan

Title: Medical Student

Employer: Michigan State University

Professional Interests: Primary Care, Preventative Medicine, Maternal and Child Health

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Skype

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Health Behavior

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William Mase

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Georgia Southern University

Professional Interests: Workforce and HC Organization

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Allow students to shadow, Be a practicum preceptor, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: Skype

Phone: 912.478.6984

Degree: DrPH 2008, HMP

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Delena Mazzetti

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: Senior Biosafety Specialist

Professional Interests: Biosafety, Biosecurity, Environmental Health & Safety, Laboratory Safety

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.257.1073

Degree: MPH 2010, Preventative Medicine & Environmental Health

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Asri Mumpuni

Title: Research Analyst II

Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Professional Interests: Health Disparities, Women's Health, Clinical Research, Medical School

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events, Have students shadow me for a day, Skype

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2015, Health Behavior

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Chioma Okafor

Title: Analyst - Synergy America Contractor

Employer: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Professional Interests: HIV/Aids, Program Design & Implementation, Global Health, Injury Prevention

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Skype

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2013, Health Behavior

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Aditya Pabba

Title: Quality Assurance Specialist

Employer: Texas Health and Human Service Commission

Professional Interests: Health Systems Strengthening, Health Delivery Improvement, International Development

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 281.509.0928

Degree: MPH 2013, Health Systems Management

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Robin Pendley

Title: Senior Service Fellow

Employer: CDC/NCHS

Professional Interests: Health Indicators/Outcomes, Workforce, Public Health Services and Systems Research

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 919.306.1684

Degree: DrPH 2012, Health Services Management

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Holly Poynter

Title: Project Coordinator

Employer: Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.653.1540

Degree: MPH 2014, Health Behavior

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Smita Prasad

Title: Family Medicine Physician

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2007, Health Services Management

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Audra Putt

Title: Palliative Care Consultant

Employer: Michigan Public Health Institute

Professional Interests: Gerontology, Patient Navigation, Cancer Survivorship

Willing To: Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Health Management & Policy

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Pranav Rane

Title: Health Scientist

Employer: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Professional Interests: Occupational Safety and Health

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail with students, Participate in college events, Skype, Have students "shadow" me for a day

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2015, Health Services and Management

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Stephanie Shoemaker

Title: Local Health Administrator

Employer: Hampshire County (WV) Health Department

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 304-703-7319

Degree: MHA 2008

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Charlene Siza

Title: Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer

Employer: Centers for Disease Control

Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Emergency Preparedness, Veterinary Public Health

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail with students

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Epidemiology

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T.J. Sugg

Title: Epidemiologist II

Employer: Kentucky Department for Public Health

Professional Interests: Infectious diseases, Infectious Disease Epidemiology/Outbreak Investigation

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 502.564.3261 x4244

Degree: MPH 2008, Epidemiology

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April Thomas

Title: Public Health Services Manager

Employer: Wedco District Health Department

Professional Interests: Accreditation, Community Health

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Correspond via e-mail, Allow students to shadow, Be a practicum preceptor

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 502.588.5343

Degree: MPH 2011, Health Services Management

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Kingsley Uzodinma

Title: Epidemiologist

Employer: Lincoln Trail District Health Department

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease, Maternal & Child Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Willing To: Correspond via e-mail with students

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Degree: MPH 2016, Epidemiology

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Juan Yepes

Title: Associate Professor

Employer: Indiana University

Professional Interests: Database Epi

Willing To: Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.396.0465

Degree: MPH 2002, Epidemiology; DrPH 2010, Epidemiology

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April Young

Title: Assistant Professor

Employer: University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease, Network Analysis, Rural Health, Software Development

Willing To: Meet with students, Talk with students on the phone, Skype, Participate in a college event

Preferred Contact: E-mail

Phone: 859.218.2090

Degree: MPH 2010, Health Behavior

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