Stacy Huang

CDC fellow wants to help wide range of people

Stacy Huang, MPH ’20

Helping people is at the heart of Stacy Huang’s career aspirations. Every experience—from enrolling in the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and continuing her graduate studies in the School of Public Health, to working as a Surveillance Epidemiologist ORISE Fellow for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—has helped shape her career path.

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Alumna of bachelor's program hooked on public health

Josie Lee, BS ’20

In high school Josie Lee was surprised by the lack of mental health resources and support at her high school. When she began her freshman year of college, she knew she wanted to improve the system. It wasn't until she took her first public health course at the University of Michigan that she knew how she could change the system.

Sidonie Kilpatrick

Alumna's research focuses on how childhood impacts mental health, chronic disease outcomes

Sidonie Kilpatrick

Sidonie Kilpatrick, MPH ’20, did not follow a family member’s path into the healthcare profession. She did not receive inspiration from a popular television series that showed healthcare workers in heroic roles, nor did her high school classes in related subjects provide the illumination that would send her on to study and work on critical matters of public health. Instead, she lived it.

Mysheika Roberts

Michigan Public Health alumna dedicates life to impacting 'lives, health, safety of all our residents'

Mysheika Roberts, MPH ’94

When basketball superstar and Michigan native Earvin “Magic” Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers announced in 1991 that he was HIV positive, not only did the news shock the world but it had a profound effect on the career path of Dr. Mysheika Roberts. Today, Roberts, an alumna of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is the Columbus Public Health commissioner.

Phil Hartley

Living with chronic disease 'driving force' in alumnus' love of nutrition, public health

Phil Hartley

Phil Hartley, MS ’22, was diagnosed with an idiopathic disease at a young age, so the importance of quality health care has always been a big part of his life. His condition—an idiopathic disease is a disease of uncertain or unknown origin—and the challenges he anticipated facing motivated him from an early age to think deeply about how to live a full life and make a positive impact on others.

Sasha Tretyakova

Student leader is all-in for Michigan Public Health

Sasha Tretyakova

While interning at the Washtenaw County Health Department, Sasha Tretyakova conducted survey research to determine who in the county is most prepared for an emergency. Tretyakova, who was awarded School of Public Health Student Leader of the Year for 2022, is interested in how these results are used.