Global Public Health

Aries Rutledge

Alumna addresses health disparities through career in public health

Aries Rutledge, BA ’19, MHSA ’23

Aries Rutledge, BA ’19, MHSA ’23, is an Administrative Fellow for MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system that has a network of 10 hospitals and 280 specialty, urgent and primary-care locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Caroline, left, and Allison Tuohy

Sisters aim to have 'fulfilling careers helping people'

Allison Tuohy, BA ’19; Caroline Tuohy, BS ’21

Allison and Caroline Tuohy took different routes as they studied towards earning their degrees from the University of Michigan School of Public Health but reached a similar destination. Allison focused on a degree in Community and Global Public Health, while her younger sister, Caroline, majored in Public Health Sciences.

Umaima Abbasi

From Pakistan to New York City: Alumna strives to improve vaccination programs

Umaima Abbasi, BA ’20

Umaima Abbasi, BA ’20, has encountered many reasons to care about addressing vaccine-preventable diseases. She grew up in Pakistan, where few immunizations were available and several infectious diseases ran rampant in her area, including malaria, dengue and polio. And in 2020, she lost her mom to the COVID-19 pandemic before vaccines were widely distributed.

Lloyd Lyons

Focus of alumnus is 'always on the people'

Lloyd Lyons, BA ’19

Even while wading through rafts of spreadsheets, profit reports, inventory assessments and analyses of retail store efficiencies, Lloyd Lyons, BA ’19, never loses sight of the real reason he is here, working as a manager of customer experience strategy for CVS Health. Lyons is one of the 95 students who made up the first cohort of public health majors at Michigan Public Health in 2019.

Elisabeth Repp

Alumna focuses on environmental side of public health

Elisabeth Repp, BA ’23

To an average kid growing up in Michigan, water might seem abundant. They don’t call it the Great Lakes State for nothing. Only about 3 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh, however, and only about 1 percent can be used as drinking water. If you’re an inquisitive 12-year-old growing up 70 miles south of Flint during one of the country’s worst water crises on record—like Elisabeth Repp, BA ’23 was at the time—it would be natural to question what a lot of people take for granted.

Shichi Dhar

Senior advocates for holistic, public health-centric approach to healthcare

Shichi Dhar

Shichi Dhar is a pre-medical student who one day wants to be involved in delivering a more holistic approach to healthcare. She is a senior in the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. To Dhar, “traditional medicine can only do so much,” and that’s why public health is so paramount in her eyes.