Alumni

Rachel Varisco

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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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.

Liz Levin-Sparenberg

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.

Nicholas Streicher

Alumnus melds compassion with public health at Medstar Health

Nicholas Streicher, MD, MPH ’20

For Nicholas Streicher, MD, MPH ’20, who earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the path to a career in medicine was paved not only with the tangible tools of the trade but also with the intangible qualities of sensitivity, compassion and understanding.

Kellie Paich

Alumna 'focuses on entire person' as part of patient care at Movember

Kellie Paich, MPH ’14

Kellie Paich, MPH ’14, is well-versed in prostate cancer treatments and the disease’s prevalence, with more than 200,000 annual diagnoses in the United States. Paich, who earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, emphasizes the need for a sensitive initial patient approach.