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Rachel Varisco

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Connecting with community through human-centered, public health lens

Rachel Varisco, MPH ’20

Rachel Varisco, who earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is a project evaluation manager/community engagement associate at the University of California-Irvine, where she is called on to fill many roles.

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Physical therapist aims for healing on a larger scale with online MPH

Jean Rinkowski

Jean Rinkowski, a seasoned physical therapist who's taking her expertise to new heights by pursuing an MPH at the University of Michigan. Learn how her shift from individual care to public health aims to address systemic challenges and improve health outcomes on a larger scale.

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Nurse practitioner overcomes burnout with public health education

Bridget Moss, MPH ’24

Burnout led nurse practitioner Bridget Moss to the University of Michigan’s online MPH program. Now a graduate, she plans to use her new skills to address environmental and social justice issues, making a meaningful impact in her community and beyond.

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Alumna transitions from pandemic frontlines to inspiring instructor

Elizabeth Levin-Sparenberg, MPH ’07, PhD ’16

Liz Levin-Sparenberg is an instructor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, who transitioned from the pandemic frontlines to teaching in the online MPH program. Learn how her personal experiences helped shape her approach to teaching, fostering a supportive community of future public health leaders in the digital classroom.