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Micheal Mastrosimone

Spotlight

Unlocking potential: A journey from doubt to distinction in public health

Michael Mastrosimone

Michael Mastrosimone struggled to succeed in college, and he began believing that higher education was not meant for him. Now, he is on track to graduate from the online MPH program in Population and Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He shares the motivations, challenges and moments of revelation that have shaped his path in the field of public health.

Krissy Tate

From dance to Dietetics: Alumna connects with communities to support nutritional well-being

Krissy Tate, MPH ’23

Having a connection with people has always been important to Krissy Tate, MPH ’23, who earned a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, whether that’s by dancing on a stage in front of an audience or by one day soon counseling patients as a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Caroline, left, and Allison Tuohy

Sisters aim to have 'fulfilling careers helping people'

Allison Tuohy, BA ’19; Caroline Tuohy, BS ’21

Allison and Caroline Tuohy took different routes as they studied towards earning their degrees from the University of Michigan School of Public Health but reached a similar destination. Allison focused on a degree in Community and Global Public Health, while her younger sister, Caroline, majored in Public Health Sciences.

Umaima Abbasi

From Pakistan to New York City: Alumna strives to improve vaccination programs

Umaima Abbasi, BA ’20

Umaima Abbasi, BA ’20, has encountered many reasons to care about addressing vaccine-preventable diseases. She grew up in Pakistan, where few immunizations were available and several infectious diseases ran rampant in her area, including malaria, dengue and polio. And in 2020, she lost her mom to the COVID-19 pandemic before vaccines were widely distributed.