Jennifer Floyd

Meeting public health priorities during a pandemic

Jennifer Floyd, MPH ’06

During her career in public health, Jennifer D. Floyd, MPH ‘06, has seen many innovations and experienced a broad range of new challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the public health field like a seismic jolt, the repercussions of which amounted to a horizon filled with uncertainty. Although her work environment and the guidelines she was committed to follow remained in a near constant state of flux, Floyd said it was vital to remain true to her commitment to serve the public good.

Kiran Szekeres

Kiran Szekeres: 'A variety of voices need to be heard' in public health

Eugene Feingold Excellence in Diversity Award recipient is director of Office of Foundational Learning and Practice

Kiran Szekeres is the Director of the Office of Foundational Learning and Practice in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She earned a Master of Public Health from Michigan Public Health and was the 2022 recipient of the Eugene Feingold Excellence in Diversity Award. This award honors various members of the School of Public Health community for their extraordinary dedication to developing diversity at the University of Michigan.

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.

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.

Danielle Stone

A love of 'Star Trek' first sparked interest in infectious diseases

Danielle Stone

Danielle Stone, a self-proclaimed Trekkie, is boldly going where (virtually) no one has gone before: graduating with a Master of Science in Computational Epidemiology and Systems Modeling from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She'll be among the first graduates from the new degree program.

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Advent of a new alumni approach in a changing era

Gyasi C. Chisley, MHSA ’00

Gyasi Chisley, a longtime public health leader in health care management, will be the keynote speaker for the 35th Annual Minority Health Conference presented by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) on March 31.