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Alumni-Student Mentoring Program

Pitt Public Health is interested in connecting current students to our talented and successful alumni. With a wide range of career experiences, alumni can provide invaluable advice and guidance. Whether you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, we hope you will consider participating in this program. See below for the Pitt Public Health alumni and public health professionals who have generously volunteered to serve as mentors to our students.

For Mentors

  • Why become a mentor? This is a great way to meet the next generation of public health leaders, help students find their career paths, and stay connected to Pitt Public Health.
  • What does it entail? Being available to students and recent graduates by phone or e-mail to do a resume review, discuss networking strategies, or conduct an informational interview about your career path. The type of contact and commitment is up to you.

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Mentor Name

Title/Profession

Method of Contact

Degree

Pitt Public Health Alum?

Todd Alspach Commander, Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (Atlanta, Georgia)
Email
919-414-8289

No*
Andrew Althouse Biostatistician, Magee Womens Research Institute (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email MA, PhD Yes
Chris Barker President and CEO at Chris Barker Statistical Planning and Analysis Services, Inc. (San Francisco, California)
Email
415-609-7473
Skype: barkerstats
LinkedIn Profile
MscHyg, PhD  Yes
 Amanda Barry Manager, Research Analytics, Via Oncology UPMC (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Email  MPH Yes
John Barry Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer for OSHA's Bangor office, specializing in acoustical aspects, physical agents, and HAZMAT-Emergency Response (Bangor, Maine)
Email
217-941-8177 (work)
ScD, MSPH, RS, ROH Yes
Scott Becker CEO, Conemaugh Health System (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)
Email   Yes
 Amber Blackwood Business Analyst/Engagement Optimization Specialist, UPMC Health Plan (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Email  MPH Yes
Kayleigh Blaney  Epidemiologist, Oakland County Health Division (Pontiac, MI)  Email  MPH  Yes
Natasha A. Brown Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Health and Human Services, UNC-Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Email
252-469-9699
LinkedIn Profile
MPH, PhD Yes
Mario C. Browne Director, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-624-2357
MPH, CHES Yes
Natalie Bulger Director of Compliance, Risk and Regulatory,  The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email MHA, CHC Yes
Nancy Cader Western Region Clinical Manager, Residential Services at InVision Human Services (Wexford, Pennsylvania)
Email
724-933-5136
MSW No*
Jennifer Collins Epidemiologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Email
LinkedIn Profile
MPH
Yes
Yvette P. Conley Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email MS, PhD
Yes
Dee Dee Downie Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Madison, Wisconsin)
Email MPH Yes
 Tran T. Doan Community Outreach Manager, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (Haiti) Email
LinkedIn Profile
Skype: TranTDoan  
 MPH  Yes
Joe Duckett Director-Environmental Engineering, SNC-Lavalin America Inc., Pittsburgh Operations (specialties are air pollution control and wastewater treatment) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-365-3707
MPH, PE Yes
John Erbey Senior Director of Strategic Market Development, St. Jude Medical (Alpharetta, Georgia)
Email
LinkedIn Profile
  Yes
Emerson EvansGrants Project Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Rockville, Maryland)Email
315-779-9108
MPH Yes
Melissa Fann Clinical Research Coordinator, Magee-Womens Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-651-3375
LinkedIn Profile
MPH Yes
 Mary Franzen  Quality Improvement Consultant, Qualis Health (Seattle, WA)  Email
LinkedIn Profile
 MPH  Yes
Erin Haas Overdose Prevention Community Coordinator, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Baltimore, Maryland)
Email
410-402-8574
LinkedIn Profile
MPH Yes
Marc D. Hiller Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy and Coordinator of Undergraduate Option in Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire)
Email DrPH Yes
John Hopkins Owner, Bellamy Fields, Watson Fields Assisted Living Facilities (Dover, New Hampshire)
Email DrPH Yes
Brian Kubiak Member, Co-Owner, and Communications Advisor, Links Media (Rockville, Maryland)
Email
301-987-5495
Ext. 103
MPH Yes
Samantha Malone Manager of Science and Communications, FracTracker Alliance (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
MPH Yes
Barbara L. Massoudi Director, Public Health Informatics Program, RTI International (Atlanta, Georgia)
Email
770-296-1810
MPH, PhD Yes
Aaron B. Mendelsohn Director of Epidemiology, Quintiles (Washington, D.C.)
Email MPH, PhD Yes
 Annie Nagy  Human Resource Administrator, Allegheny County Health Department Email  MPH  Yes
 Mary Patricia Nowalk Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, PittVax Immunization Research Group (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Email
412-383-2355
 PhD, RD, MS Hyg  Yes
William F. Pewen Assistant Professor of Public Health and Family Medicine & Associate Dean for Research – College of Health Professions, Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia)
Email
304-696-3743
MPH, PhD Yes
Frank Pokrywka Manager Industrial Hygiene, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-624-8641
CIH Yes
Rajkumar Radhakrishnan Senior Principal Biostatistician, Novartis Healthcare (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India)
Email
(+) 91 8886975567 
MS
Yes
William (Bill) Raynovich Associate Professor and Director of EMS Education Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)
Email
402-280-1285
NREMTP, EdD, MPH, BS Yes
Amy Richards Director, Business Planning Services, VHA & Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-494-4915
LinkedIn Profile
FACHE Yes
Chad Rittle Nursing Faculty and Pathways to Nursing Coordinator, Chatham University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-366-9716
DNP, MPH, RN
Yes
Veronica Sansing Branch Chief Lead Epidemiologist, FDA Division of Epidemiology, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (Washington, D.C.)
Email
LinkedIn Profile
MS, PhD Yes
Brian Santo Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, D.C.)
Email
LinkedIn Profile
 MPH, JD, CHC, PMP  Yes
Glenn Schneider Chief Program Officer, The Horizon Foundation (Columbia, Maryland)
Email
443-766-1217
LinkedIn Profile
  Yes
Dan Swayze VP & COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
412-647-4146
DrPH, MBA Yes
Jordan Taradash COO, Myofitness (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Email
516-319-9452
MPH Yes
Don Trexler CEO, Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital (Hammond, Louisiana)
Email MBA, MHA
Yes
 John Zeiner Manager, Gateway Health (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Email MS Yes


*These individuals are University of Pittsburgh alumni who did not attend Pitt Public Health. They do currently work in a public health setting and are willing to participate in mentoring Pitt Public Health students.
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