Scholarships

Brianna Siracuse, Master’s Student in Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Shaping Science-Based Policy to Prevent Breast Cancer

Brianna Siracuse

Reading environmental literature was a call to action for master’s student Brianna Siracue, whose background is in chemistry and toxicology. As a public health student at Michigan, she is bringing together environmental health sciences with policy work to improve health and safety for all. Read more

Kaitlyn Akel, Master’s Student in Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Confronting COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy with Public Health History

Kaitlyn Akel

Kaitlyn Akel combines her study of history and biology with her passion for public health to protect entire populations. From urban health to vaccine hesitancy to environmental health, Akel’s work connects academic and cultural insights to provide broader understandings of community health. Read more

Cassie Gaskins, master's student in Environmental Health Sciences

First Generation Student Works to Protect Energy Workers

Cassie Gaskins

Keeping workers safe while on the job is a passion for master’s student Cassie Gaskins, especially as new technologies present new challenges. With the construction and energy industries booming in Michigan, she will have plenty of opportunities to apply her expertise. Read more

Shuji Tsuda

Stretching His Border to Prevent Dementia: A Physician's Shift to Public Health

Shuji Tsuda

Shuji Tsuda worked as a family physician in Japan for over a decade. In that time, he cared for those suffering from dementia but became frustrated by his inability to prevent their deterioration. With public health training, he aims to transform care to prevent cases, and better treat those with dementia in the US and Japan. Read more

Amani Echols

Motivating a New Generation to Address Health Inequities

Amani Echols

Amani Echols' chose public health because she wanted to make the most impact for the most people. As a co-founder of the Health Equity High School summit, and a staff member at doula program, Dial-A-Doula, she's working directly to combat health inequity and inspire new leaders. Read more

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Honoring the Legacies of Those She Loves

Carmelita Perrien Naccarato

Growing up, bachelor's student Carmelita Perrien Naccarato was surrounded by the untimely deaths of family members. But their stories became one of the driving forces behind her interest in health. Now at Michigan Public Health, honoring the legacy of those she loves inspires her pursuit of public health. Read more