In recognition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Women in Medicine Month, we are highlighting Olivia Zarella, MPH, DrPH student, and Manali Kamdar, MD, clinical director of lymphoma services at the CU Cancer Center.
Over several years, Homdayjanakul traveled tens of thousands of miles and explored many cultures, only to return to the community in which she grew up—Aurora. But coming full circle doesn’t mean she is standing still, much less moving backward. Far from it.
Vargas, who moved at age 12 with his family from Mexico to Greeley, is currently the coordinator of the DREAMer Engagement Program and Undocumented Student Services at UNC. He works to secure support services for students in the DACA program.
Burton took a leading role in the launch of the LGBTQ+ Hub, a compendium of resources, gathered specifically for the LGBTQ+ community on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He serves as communications and resource coordinator for the hub.
As a student coordinator of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, Clockston helped ColoradoSPH develop policies that support students of color and ensure that ColoradoSPH students are ready to promote public health in all communities.
Laura Landrum, ColoradoSPH candidate for the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health Dual Degree program offered through CSU, discusses her interest in the effects of outdoor recreation on adolescent mental health.
ColoradoSPH alum Nnamdi Ezeanochie was recently named Director of Behavior Science at Johnson & Johnson where he and his colleagues aim to discover and apply evidence-based strategies to address health concerns, such as vaccine hesitancy in sub-Saharan Africa.
A recommendation from a boyhood friend brought Papy Bawongo from the Congo to Colorado. Now, after applying coursework theories to a real-world pandemic, Bawongo envisions a career in epidemiology in a high-need, low-income country.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Northern Colorado (UNC) students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program would typically spend their first year attending night classes, in study groups with friends or cramming for an exam at a coffee shop. For the incoming cohort of 2020, the largest in recent years, earning a graduate degree online in a global pandemic has been anything but typical.
In an op-ed in Westword, a group of ColoradoSPH and CU Anschutz students urge Denver Mayor Hancock to stop the sweeps of outdoor encampments and invest in public health resources for people experiencing homelessness.
Grace Franklin, a ColoradoSPH at UNC alum, shares how her education prepared her to meet the challenges she’s faced as the public health director for San Miguel County, a job she started during the COVID-19 pandemic.