Gaining real-world experience in public health research is a hallmark of the Drexel University learning experience. These are just a few examples of how our students make a difference by not just learning public health, but living it at Drexel.
Arnav Amin -- A 2014 DrPH student (Health Policy and Social Justice) and a recent graduate of Drexel’s MPH program. Arnav's interest is in understanding the role of the media and governments in communicating public health messages. .
Ariana Cappuccino -- As a first-year student at the School of Public Health, Ariana (MPH '09) knew she wanted to be involved in preparing underserved communities to prepare for disasters.
Elizabeth Dalianis -- A first-year DrPH candidate in the Health Policy and Social Justice program. Her background is in translating animal model science to behavioral psychology research among vulnerable populations. .
Ilvia and Jose Elias -- In June 2011, Drexel’s first bicoastal commencement featured Jose and Ilvia Elias, a young couple from El Dorado Hills, CA. Ilvia earned her MPH degree, while Jose received an MBA from Drexel’s LeBow School of Business.
Yeetey Enuameh -- (DrPH Program) Dr. Yeetey Enuameh was born in Ghana, and has spent many years serving his home country as a medical professional with a particular interest in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, infectious diseases and evidence-based clinical practice.
Brittney Gandy-Knox -- Brittney, a student in the Executive MPH degree program at Drexel’s Sacramento for Graduate Studies, was named to this year's “30 Under 30” class by the Sacramento Observer.
Aleksandr Kecojevic -- Aleksandar, a second-year doctoral student at Drexel University’s School of Public Health, was named the 2011 recipient of the Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award for his study of non-medical use of prescription drugs among high-risk LGBT youth.
Lindsay Lawer is a third-year DrPH candidate in the Health Policy and Social Justice program. Her dissertation research focuses on the healthcare experience of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders as they age into adulthood in public insurance.
Romi Pierce -- Romi (MPH '09) is a project manager for an innovative, place-based community development initiative led by the St. Louis nonprofit Beyond Housing. The organization’s 24:1 Initiative is a community partnership that strives to unite 24 communities geographically bound by one school district. The Initiative was recently featured by the White House in the “White House Neighborhoods Revitalization Initiative Report.”
Jonathan Purtle’s research is focused on trauma-informed public health policy and practice. He is interested in the processes through which traumatic experiences become manifest in adverse health outcomes later in life and systems-level approaches to intervention.
Beatriz Reyes, MPH, earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Education at East Carolina University.
Kathleen Watson, M.A., Ed.M, is a mental health therapist who specializes in health behavior change (substance abuse, weight loss, relationship violence, etc.), with a background is in individual and group interventions.
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Drexel SPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
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