Scott Holcomb

Policymaker earns MPH seeking better health outcomes for his state

Scott Holcomb

Seeing a pattern of poor health outcomes, Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb wanted to do more to improve health policy in his state. Holcomb describes how he’s since become a better legislator, and a better leader, through his training in public health.

Stephen Hynes

Biostatistics alum: Thanks to rigorous, comprehensive training, his skills are in high demand

Stephen Hynes, MS ‘22

Stephen Hynes is a statistician in the medical technology division at Johnson & Johnson, work that he finds very rewarding. His team supports the research and statistical study of a line of medical devices that have been developed for people suffering with cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat that occurs when the electrical impulses that coordinate the heart's activity fail to function properly.

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.