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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.


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Recent Alumni News

Aharona Freedman, MPH Class of 2011

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, MPH Class of 2010

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.

Javeria Shahab, MPH Class of 2009

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 Palomar, MPH Class of 2006

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.

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Jocelyn Ulrich

Jocelyn Ulrich, MPH '08

Jocelyn is currently the External Partner Liaison for Global Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) in the Medical Division of Pfizer.  In this role she is the primary operational point of contact for government agencies, cooperative groups and networks seeing research support from Pfizer.

"I loved my time in the MPH. My coursework brought perspective to my day-to-day responsibilities and helped strengthen my understanding of clinical research in a global setting.  My epidemiology and biostatistics classes were invaluable for my scientific review committee responsibilities, and my health policy classes have helped me draft informed policies that I hope will continue to facilitate collaborative research in my field.  Most importantly, my Capstone project gave me the opportunity to conduct field research in Ghana and present the results of that research at a national academic conference."




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