Alumni News and Networking

Suzanne Gilbert

Suzanne Gilbert: Bridging eye care to public health

Suzanne Gilbert, MPH ’75 and PhD ’83, has dedicated her life to working in international public health and preventing blindness after co-founding the Seva Foundation with fellow alum Dr. Larry Brilliant, among others, more than 40 years ago. She is the senior director of Research and Strategic Opportunities at Seva’s headquarters in Berkeley, California.

Mariam Jalloul

Chief strategy officer has long-term vision for Dearborn

Mariam Mariam Jalloul, MPH ’19

Mariam Jalloul, MPH ’19, chief strategy officer for Dearborn, Michigan, witnessed some rather memorable events during her three years working in Washington, DC, and now she’s ready to leave her mark on her hometown.

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and Dearborn Public Health Director Ali Abazeed

A passion for Dearborn

Michigan Public Health alumni lead with a public health perspective

University of Michigan School of Public Health alumni Abdullah Hammoud and Ali Abazeed are leading their hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, with a public-health-in-all-policies approach. Hammoud, an epidemiologist, is the mayor, and Abazeed is the founding director of the inaugural Department of Public Health.

image of tara smiling in front of public health banner

Getting to know ... Tara Allendorfer

Tara has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education, working in alumni engagement and student career development. As director of Alumni Engagement, she works with the Michigan Public Health alumni community, engaging individuals in the life of the school through communications and events as well as leading high-impact programs for students and alumni to connect and learn from each other. Supporting the success of others and ensuring individuals have access to these difference-making experiences is a rewarding experience.