Graduates of GIPH degree programs will be uniquely prepared to assume a diverse range of roles and responsibilities within the vast field of public health. Whether it's working with non-governmental organizations, ministries of health or multilateral agencies like the United Nations, GIPH graduates work all over the world in many different capacities. As students begin to graduate from the newly created undergraduate and doctoral programs, they will join the MPH graduates in representing a robust community of GIPH alumni around the world.
In January 2014, Dr. Julie Avina joined the NYU GIPH leadership team as Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs. Julie most recently served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Support Services with NYU’s Office of the Provost. While in this position she primarily collaborated with students and colleagues on work related to national awards and scholarships, the NYU Leadership Initiative, the Opportunity Programs and the Academic Resource Center. Julie can be reached at 212-992-9940 or email@example.com.
MPH alumna Aharona Freedman is co-author of two recently published papers, both stemming from her work in the NYU MPH program.
The first is an article written with staff from the Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response at NYU, where Rona completed her MPH internship. This article was developed from the work she did during her internship there. The article, “Attack Rates Assessment of the 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A in Children and Their Contacts: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”, was published in PLOS ONE on November 30, 2012.
The second article was published earlier this year and is a review that was invited by a journal following an article that Aharona wrote with other students from the MPH program. The article, “The Effect of Social Determinants on Immunization Programs”, was published in Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics* in March 2012.
Narissa Puran joins the entering class of 2011 at the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center. Click here to read the press release.
NYU MPH alumna Javeria Shahab has been named Vice President for Client Services at ACUMED, a division of KnowledgePoint360 Group, a global leader in healthcare information and communications.
In her new role, she leads the Manhattan office coordinating client accounts across teams based both in the U.S. and in Tytherington, London, and Maidenhead, U.K., and providing strategic support to ACUMED’s major clients. “Javeria brings to this position an impressive track record within the industry along with a flair for business development and leadership,” stated Gill Adair, Senior Vice President of ACUMED. “Javeria’s promotion is recognition of the commitment and contribution she has made to expanding our service to a growing client roster.”
Joseph Palamar is co-author of a new article published in the journal Psychology & Sexuality: "A qualitative descriptive study of perceived sexual effects of club drug use in gay and bisexual men."
Joseph was also recently accepted into a highly competitive, funded IES Summer Research Training Institute. The funded summer statistical training, “Cluster-Randomized Trials,” will take place at Northwestern University.
Marybec is currently the Special Projects Coordinator for the Bureau of Maternal, Infant, and Reproductive Health at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this role, she is responsible for assessing adolescent sexual and reproductive health providers to see if they meet the criteria to be listed in the Teens in NYC mobile app, as well as analyzing the data to determine the availability of contra-ceptives across the five boroughs. Marybec will be joining the first NYU doctoral cohort in the fall of 2014.
“The MPH program at NYU helped further my career in public health by equipping me with the skills to implement public health programs- from design to analysis. Across all the classes, I learned the language of public health and that enabled me to speak about public health in a more nuanced way. The classes in socio-behavioral health and qualitative methods prepared me to looks at changes in health behavior on a population level. The NYU MPH program is unique in that it allows students to customize their MPH with a variety of courses across schools at NYU as well as the world. I was able to study HIV prevention in London, child migration in Costa Rica, international health policy in Geneva, and I conducted research on a telemedicine initiative in the Philippines. The MPH program was able to take my interests and nurture them into experiences I could use throughout my career in public health.”