"It's so great that I can still get support from the amazing Penn HSOC network even after graduating, and I feel truly fortunate to be a part of it." (2007 grad)
The best way to answer to the question, "What can I do with an HSOC major?" is to look at what HSOC graduates have done and are doing:
Gabriela Abrishamian-Garcia '12 is a research assistant at in the Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Sabrina Aggarwal '08works at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Delhi.
Sarah Akkina '10 is completing medical school at the University of Michigan and also a master's of science in clinical research.
Zaineb Alhassani '14 is starting a 2-year posbbac program at Thomas Jefferson University.
Matt Amalfitano '11 will be working for Nomura Securities in NYC.
Monica Amoo-Achampong '12 has returned from her Fullbright Scholarship in Ghana, and is finishing pre-med courses at Rutgers, and applying for jobs in New York City for her gap year.
Kelms Amoo-Achampong '09 is at Mount Sinai Medical School.
Kent Amoo-Achampong '11 is at Penn Medical School.
Patricia Mahoney Anaya '04 spent a year in Paraguay doing nonprofit work, similar to that of the peace corps, spent two years working on an NIH grant out of the PENN med school, and is currently in medical school in Spain.
Sarah Akkina '10 is in medical school at the University of Michigan; will also continue to work with a student group she founded at Penn called the Global Development Collaborative
Emily Ashton '15 is working for Deloitte as a consultant in their Life Science and Healthcare department.
Deelan Ayhan '14 is a Princeton in Asia public health fellow in Cambodia.
Mark Haonan Bai ’16 works in Chicago for Heidrick & Struggles as a Business Analyst in their Associate Development Program.
Sheriza Baksh '07 graduated with an MPH from Boston University in 2009.
Zayna Bakizada '15 is working as a research coordinator at Penn Med in the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.
Cristian Barrios '11 is the clinic flow coordinator at the Penn Memory Center.
Madeline Basist '15 is going to medical school at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
Josh Belfer '12 is entering the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Maria Bellantoni '12 is entering the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.
Sinead Benyaminov '14 is taking a gap year before attending dental school, working in a practice and a research lab.
Ronald Berkowsky '08 spent a year working as a clinical research coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania Health System before enrolling in the PhD program in Medical Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently working on a research project examining the effects information and communication technologies have on the quality of life of older individuals living in independent/assisted living facilities.
Jill Berman '11 has a full-time position at GBCHealth (formerly an internship) in the membership department.
Danielle Bernstein '14 is attending Bank Street College of Education for a master's in special and general education.
Pratima Bhattacharyya '12 is an Advisory Associate in the Health Industries sector at Price Waterhouse Coopers in New York,
Elena Blebea '10 is completing anMPH at Columbia University.
Emma Biegacki '15 is working as the Program Coordinator for the Ryan White Program in Jefferson University Hospital's Infectious Disease Division. This is a grant-funded program that enables the provision of medical care and counseling to individuals who are HIV+ and without medical insurance.
Julie Bittar '16 is starting medical school at Indiana University in August 2016.
Alison Block '14 is doing Teach for America in San Jose, California.
Sirisha Bonda '15 is a Program Assistant at the American International Health Alliance in Washington, DC.
Michael Broder '14 has a Fulbright study grant to conduct public health research in Guatemala for 2014-2015.
Allison Brodsky '14 Before heading to medical school Allison is working for CaDifference, a startup linkage-to-care program for Hepatitis C and simultaneously a research project. "The goal is to see where on a care continuum hepatitis C patients drop off and stop receiving treatment. Through this research, better strategies will be formed to help ensure that those with HepC get treatment and reach a cured-state. I will be testing patients in the field on a mobile clinic, assisting in patient navigation to finding a sub-specialist, and doing research on where patients are dropping out in order to provide light on what needs to be improved for care programs."
Monica Burnett '08 is pursuing a Masters at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Health, Behavior and Society Department, with an emphasis on Health Communication and Health Education.
Lorel Burns '11 is studying at NYU College of Dentistry.
Emily Buzzell '07 After a year in Americorps ("one of the best experiences of my life") Emily earned an M.A. in demography (2009) and an MPH (2010) from UC Berkeley. She now works in Washington DC as a service coordinator on an Assertive Community Treatment Team at Pathways to Housing, an organization that provides housing and services to chronically homeless people with mental illnesses.
Lucia Calthorpe ’16 is a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University in the UK.
Michelle Cassidy '07 has finished her first year as a medical student at the University of Washington (Seattle). This summer, she is researching and undertaking a community health project in a small Wyoming town as part of her medical school's Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP).
Nellie Catzen '13 is a Fox Leadership Fellow in New Orleans for the 2013-14, working as the assistant to the VP of Catholic Charities at the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Carey Celata '16 attends graduate school in global health at Georgetown University.
Andrea Cestaro '10 is in management consulting at IMS Health commercial effectiveness practice
Carolyn Chen '13 will be working in New York as an Analyst at IMS Consulting Group, a consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries
Ke Chen '10 is a financial analyst for Microsoft Corporation.
Andrea Cheung '12 is in dental school in Cork, Ireland
Caitlin Chin '12 is Program Coordinator for Back on My Feet Philadelphia.
Caroline Cilio '15 is pursuing a Masters of Bioethics at Penn.
Rachel Conrad '08 is finishing medical school and applying for residencies in psychiatry. She has also been publishing her writing, which you can find at
Ryan Constantine '13 will be doing research at UT Southwestern in Dallas and applying to medical school.
Grace Conway '14 is an analyst for IMS Consulting Group in San Francisco.
Kayla Costello ’13 is completing an MPH at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.
Georgette Cox '06 stayed Penn for a master's degree in Social Work (MSW '08), and is now a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society. She writes, "Much of what I was introduced to as an undergrad is very applicable to the type of research I plan on conducting."
Jennifer Da '16 is an Analyst at QuintilesIMS, a healthcare consulting firm.
Nikita Dabas '08 is living in Miami and applying to medical school.
Daisy Daeschler '14 is an intern at Doctors without Borders, working for their Vaccine Access Campaign.
Bernadette D'Alonzo '15 is in the Penn MPH program.
Nikilia Dandapani '14 is a healthcare consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC.
Anup Das '10 is in the MD/PhD program at the University of Michigan pursuing a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy.
Kelsey Dashiell '09 is doing volunteer work at a health clinic in Peru through a program called Awamaki.
Janan Dave '14 is a Wellness Coordinator at the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.
Sonya Davey '14 is studying in Cambridge, UK on a Gates fellowship.
Mackenzie Davis '15 is attending a premedical postbac program at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.
Juna Dawson-Murray '11 is studying environmental law at Pace University Law School.
Allie Dayno '15 is in the Temple Post-bac premedical program (and then hopefully Temple Med School starting in August 2016).
Mardieh Dennis '09 received her MSPH from Johns Hopkins in December 2010 and is now working with Innovations for Poverty Action in Zambia on a rigorous evaluation of the recruitment and motivation of community health workers.
Jasmine DeSliva ’16 works at the Advisory Board Company in DC as a research analyst.
Fabiola Diaz-Vera '15 is going to the University of Puerto Rico Law School to study Health Law.
Lan Dinh '11 is currently an Americorps "Public Ally" at Eagle Rock School (ERS) and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado. "At ERS, I am the "Society and Cultures" Teaching Fellow at a year-round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition."
Madeline Dopico '13 is a sales associate at ZocDoc.
Rahima Dosani '09 After managing an HIV Systems program in Malawi and a TB program in Myanmar for the Clinton Foundation, Rahima is working on her MBA at Harvard Business School and then looking to do an MPH either at Harvard or Hopkins.
Ilana Dreyfuss '14 is in the Executive Development program at Bloomingdales.
Christina Duczakowski ’07 works at CVS Health.
Rebecca Duffin '14 is a fellow with the Horseshoe Farm Project.
Sofia Duque '15 is a Fulbright Scholar doing women's health research in Gaborone, Botswana.
Alissa Eisenberg '10 works in strategic relations at BlackRock asset management.
Nancy Ejuma '07 works as a data Program Manager for the DC Government. "My work in local government requires that I support the executive management team in making data-driven decisions. HSOC taught me to evaluate data holistically and critically so one can tell the most accurate story possible. Being a Health and Societies major meant taking a wide variety of courses. I studied everything from international law, statistics and economics to anthropology, psychology and neuroscience. I was exposed to such a wide variety of philosophies and ideas that I drawn upon to make day-to-day decisions in my work. Whether I am reviewing data in the special education, mental health, or criminal justice divisions, I always find myself drawing on something I learned in the classroom at Penn. Municipal management is a field that requires the ability to view issues from multiple lenses, and HSOC more than prepared me for doing that in the real world."
Christine Eklund '09 attends the University of Cincinnati medical school, and is working on a research project called Healthy Kids 2010, which is a local effort to tackle childhood obesity.
Michal Elias-Bachrach '13 spent a year working at a community health center through AmeriCorps and is now getting a dual masters degree in social work and public health at The Ohio State University.
Reni Ellis '12 is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Shira Epstein '07 received a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in May 2010. She chaired the Health Policy Professional Interest Council and spent summer 2009 working on the health care reform legislation for Senator Mikulski's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Staff. She is now at Georgetown Law School and will spend the upcoming summer with the Attorney General for Maryland on implementing the new health care legislation and on programs to keep Marylanders healthy.
Patrick Ercole '05 completed an MPH at Saint Louis University (2007) and now works at SLU as a research analyst involved with transplantation outcomes and cost research. He is also a doctoral student in Public Health and expects to finish in 2010. In addition, he is involved in forming a a non-profit organization geared at building a hospital in a remote area of rural Honduras.
Rogette Esteve '06 worked as a research assistant after graduation, and is now in a post-bac program in Boston and applying to medical school.
Bianca Faccio '14 is a research assistant on reproductive health with Child Trends in Bethesda, MD.
Megan Falls '14 is working as a medical scribe and applying to medical school.
Jordyn Feingold '15 is getting a Master's of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at Penn with plans to go to medical school the following year. She is working in the positive psych realm (particularly clinical positive psychology /psychiatry) as the basis of her future medical career.
Paula Mello Ferber '15 working as a consultant in the life sciences division of Navigant Consulting in New York.
Briana Flynn ’16 is a a Program Associate for Invest Health, an initiative of Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Maureen Flynn ’16 is with Teach for America in Chicago.
Markley Foreman '09 graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and is working at a law firm in Denver, Colorado focusing on transactional work.
Jasmine Fournier '08 is in New Orleans working for the Health Department, administering a grant for HIV treatment services. She was quoted in a recent story on NPR about strategies for revitalizing New Orleans. She writes, "Social cohesion has everything to do with HSOC! Sidewalks, public transportation and safe streets are public health. I really do believe that healthy neighborhoods create healthy people (trees, walkable sidewalks etc.)."
Christine Frauenhoffer '04 works at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston as a Clinical Research Coordinator for Gastrointestinal Oncology.
Andrew Gaffney '10 is Legal Assistant in the Online Product Legal Support team at Google Inc. Lots of technology and society issues to deal with!
Mia Garuccio '14 is doing healthcare consulting for EPIC (the company that does medical records for CHOP/HUP) in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sarah Gearhart '10 is a research coordinator at the Penn's Women's Health Clinical Research Center.
Chloe Getrajdman ’16 attends Mount Sinai Medical School.
Carissa Gilbert '15 is pursuing a MSc in International Health Management at Imperial College London.
Nancy Wanjiru Githere '15 is submatriculating in the Penn MPH program.
Vera Goldberg '11 volunteered in Gambia with Sulayman Junkung General Hospital's trekking team during summer 2011 and spent spring 2012 studying Spanish and volunteering in the Women's Ward of Guatemala's national tuberculosis hospital. She will enter Harvard Medical School in August 2012.
William Goldhirsch '13 is a Research Associate at Strategic Research Insights (SRI)
Victoria Goldman '14 is a crisis advocate at Women Organize Against Rape
Katie Goldrath '12 After participating in the Fox Leadership Fellowship in New Orleans doing public health non-profit work, Katie is now a medical student at the University of Michigan with plans to pursue a dual MD/MPH degree.
Allyson Gordon'10 works at the equities cash trading desk at Barclay's Capital in NYC
Bianca Grecu '07 is in her second year at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. "I'm involved in an international health group called JeffHEALTH. We work in Rwanda with Rwandan medical students (who monitor our projects throughout the year) in 2 different villages to teach teachers, start income generating projects, and and work to increase the health and well being of the villagers. I spend 4 weeks there this past summer, continuing old projects, and setting up new ones. During my trip, I also got to visit the Rwinkwavu hospital which is run by PIH, and a few of the other hospitals in Kigali. I was also lucky enough to run into Paul Farmer at a restaurant."
Maryellen Guinan '05 worked in the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson after graduation, and in May 2009 completed a JD in Health Law at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.
Annie Guo '15 is working at the Logistics Management Institute as a Health Policy Analyst.
Ben Guzik '14 is working as a Health and Benefits Analysts for Mercer in NYC.
Grace Ha '12 is getting a Masters in Medical Sciences at Boston University.
Peter Ha '11 spent a gap year traveling around Asia and working for Impact Investment Exchange Asia, a Singapore-based social enterprise. He is now at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Andrea Harris '10 completed her MSPH in Health Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is working on an MBA at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business while working at the MITRE Corporation. "I have realized how important the work I did within HSOC was in shaping my career: Penn really was where I fell in love with public health."
Emily Hart '13 is beginning her first year at Drexel Earle Mack School of Law as a Rising Advocate Scholar
Rebecca Hayes '14 is a paralegal with Shearman and Sterling in New York City.
Mary Heida '15 is with Teach for America in a middle school in the Rio Grande valley of Texas.
Jana Hirsch '10 completed her doctorate in social epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, did a post-doc at UNC-Chapel Hill, and is now Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Jessica Ho '09 is a doctoral candidate in Democracy and Sociology at Penn.
Rebecca Hobble '13 is an analyst for the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.
Kate Holbrook '05 worked in public health research for 3 years before returning to school for an RN to Master's program at UCSF. She is now an RN and in the masters portion of her program with a specialty in Advanced Community Health and International Nursing. "I feel like the program I'm in is a continuation of my work as an undergrad and I'm forever grateful for the amazing education I received in the HSOC program at Penn."
Dara Holder '08 is at Columbia Medical School.
Michelle L Holshue '07 (NURS '09) is now a Lieutenant in the US Public Health Service. I'm stationed at the National Institutes of Health, where I work as a Clinical Research Nurse, focusing on infectious diseases. She writes, "I encourage any alumni interested in the NIH or Public Health Service to contact me!"
Thomas Hou '09 graduated from Columbia Law School, and is in his fourth year with Covington and Burling in New York City, doing finance, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate work. He is married with a new son named Aidan.
Jhamirah Howard '07 writes: I received my MPH in 2009 from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. I have been working as a policy analyst for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation as part of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured since fall of 2009. I work on issues related to long-term care financing. I recently accepted a position (starting in July) at the US Dept of Health and Human Services in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) where I will be a social science analyst with their Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Programs group. (DALTCP).
Alan Hsu '09 is a Philly Fellow at the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership and just got into medical school!
Connie Hua '14 is an analyst for Deloitte Consulting in New York City.
Emily Huang '10 is attending UCLA medical school.
Kendra Hypolite '12 is a research assistant in the Mixed Methods Research Lab at Penn and is starting work on her Masters in Social Work at the School of Social Policy and Practice at Penn in fall 2014.
Nick Iacobelli '08 is pursuing an MD/PhD in medical anthropology at Penn.
Mickey Ibia '13 will be attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Fall.
Semi Ibikunle '15 is working in sales and marketing for GSK as part of their future leaders program.
Anthony D. Jiang '11 is applying to medical school, volunteer at Children's Memorial Hospital, doing clinical research, and perhaps traveling to China and Europe this year.
Connie Jiang, '12: Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) in the Rhuematology Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Yunica Jiang '13 works for GlaxoSmithKline as an associate in commercial procurement.
Milenka Jean-Baptiste '05 has been in NYC doing HIV work in many capacities, and is currently serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in SA.
Alison Jegla '16 is with the Lewin Group.
Grace Jemison ’16 is a fellow with Venture for America.
Masha Jones '11 started her residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in NY and is hoping to continue doing community health work throughout residency and in the future.
Robyn Jordan '12 completed a post-bacc program at American University and is now at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she is pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics, and will then apply to medical school.
Elizabeth Joseph '15 is joining the Peace Corps in October as a Primary Education English Teacher in Lesotho for the next two years.
John-Paul Julien '11 is doing health consulting for Mercer.
Olivia Kachingwe '13 is completing an MPH at Brown University's School of Public Health.
Rachel Kadakia '06is completing her last year of medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and applying for a residency in Pediatrics. During the 2007-2008 school year, she was a Greater Philadelphia Albert Schweitzer Fellow. During that year, she helped patients with severe and potentially life threatening medical conditions at Philadelphia's Chinatown Clinic obtain health insurance through Pennsylvania Medicaid's Emergency Medical Assistance Program.
Samantha Kahn ’16 is with the Lewin Group, a health policy consulting company in DC.
Xiang Linda Kang '12 is in a doctoral program at the Penn School of Nursing.
Sarah Katzin '15 is attending the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Caroline Kee '15 is an editorial intern at BuzzFeed.
Kahaari Kenyatta '16 is working as a Lead Field Coordinator for MAPSCorps in NYC through the Health Career Connections Internship Program, leading a team in a community asset mapping project with the goal of creating an online resource for community members in underserved communities to better access their local businesses.
Zeena Khalfan '12 works with a startup called Collective Health, which works with employers that self-fund their employees to help offer health insurance.
Alina Kim '12 works with the Google+ Marketing and Community Partnerships team.
Eun Kyung Ellen Kim '15 is attending med school at the University of Massachusetts.
Jung Kim '11 is clinical care coordinator for the J. Edwin Wood Clinic at Pennsylvania Hospital
Emma Kloppenburg '16 works at Quantified Ventures in Washington, DC as an Impact Analyst.
Kurt Koehler '16 is a Health Coach for the Camden Coaltion of Healthcare Providers at the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Health Care.
Caroline Kokubun '12 is Community Health Development Extensionist for the Peace Corps in Zambia.
Danielle Koo '10 is ananalyst for Assured Guaranty.
Freda Koomson'08 who graduated with a double major in HSOC and in African Studies currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Since graduation from Penn, she has been employed as a Session Assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a clinical research assistant at Pitt's Graduate School of Nursing, an EMT-B, and an administrative resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health with a Masters in Healthcare Administration within the Health Policy & Management Department. Her master's essay on "Evaluating the National Health & Social Welfare Plan of Post-War Liberia" won 1st place in the Master's Category during Dean's Day 2013. She currently works as Health Advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. She hopes to apply her skills and experience in healthcare management to make a real and sustainable impact in underserved populations internationally.
Megha Kosaraju '13 is working at Simon-Kucher & Partners in Life Sciences consulting.
Mansi Kothari '12 is entering Stanford Law School in fall 2012.
Sarah Kounaves '11 will be enrolled in an MSc of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at a joint program with Imperial College London and University College London starting in the fall of 2012.
Kim Krowne '06 is now Client Liaison and Field Coordinator at Columbia University and Zara Solar.
Jerrie Kumalah '06 received her MPH from UNC-Chapel in Health Behavior and Health Education and is currently working for the Baltimore City Health Department as an assistant for special projects
Lauren Kus '15 is attending Indiana University School of Medicine.
Sarah Ladley '10 has a teaching/coaching fellowship, teaching high school biology and coaching swimming and field hockey at Winchester College in England; will return to Penn in 2011 to finish a masters in environmental studies.
San Le ’16 is in the MPH program at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Katherine Liang '15 is working in clinical research at HUP for the department of dermatology and studying for the MCAT.
Regina Lam '12 is doing healthcare consulting in San Francisco for IMS Health, and plans to enter a post-bac program for medical school in the summer of 2015.
Adria Lamba '12 will be at Georgetown University Law Center starting in fall 2012.
Keely Langdon '11 is an analyst for Health Advances in Boston.
Juliet Larkin-Gilmore '10 has worked as program assistant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Special Immunology clinic for children perinatally infected with HIV. This fall, she will pursue a PhD in history at Vanderbilt University. Juliet plans to study the history of medicine in the United States with an emphasis on health and indigenous healing among American Indians.
Johanna Lauer '06 is getting her MPH at the University of Michigan in health policy, and previously worked at the Advisory Board Company in DC (hospital consulting firm), and then at the Center for Studying Health System Change (health policy think tank in DC).
Christopher Lee '03 completed a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is now a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in California.
Jennifer Lee '14 is doing a post-bac program at Penn in health studies.
Melanie Lei '12 is a Partnership Manager at Coursera, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform that offers higher education courses so that anyone in the world can have a world-class education for free. She manages a portfolio of international universities and teacher professional development organizations.
Jed Lenzner '11 will be working for the investment bank Allen & Co. in New York City.
Ashley LeMaire '09 worked in Clinical Trials and QA at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, was a Consultant with The Chartis Group, and is now a Manager in Pfizer Consulting & Execution.
Yinchi Gigi Li '07 is a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College in clinical psychology.
Sha Ling '06 works for GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, working out of the Parsippany NJ Consumer Healthcare office, and managing the entire Canadian 3rd Party Contract Manufacturers. She has worked extensively in China as well.
Alexandra Lipschultz '11 is earning her master's in bioethics at Penn and hopes to go to law school once she completes the MBE degree.
Stephanie Luu '15 is working in Boston for LEK Consulting.
Kelsey Lythcott '09 worked at a non-profit hospital in Cambodia after graduation, and currently works for Gokhale Method Institute, a start-up in Silicon Valley.
Shannon Macika '14 has been accepted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), a two-year training program for future public health professionals. She will begin working at her placement in Richmond, VA, in October 2016.
Cate Macqueen ’16 works for City Year Philadelphia.
Lavanya Madhusudan '09 is starting a dual degree MSW/MPH program this fall offered between the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.
Alexa Magyari ’16 is in a doctoral program in Health Economics at the University of California-Berkeley.
Alexandra Malebranche '08 graduated from Columbia Univ Dental School and am now attending University of California San Francisco (UCSF) for a pediatric dental residency.
Lee Marcus '13 is teaching 8th grade math at Achievement First Crown Heights Middle School in Brooklyn, NY.
Jenny Markell ’16 is a Research Assistant at the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center.
Helen Marks '10 is Communications and External Affairs Coordinator for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GBC) in New York City.
Lauren Martin '13 is in the Masters of Physician Assistant studies program at University of Texas-Southwestern.
Sean Massa '15 has a Princeton in Asia Fellowship teaching at Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia until summer 2016, and then will pursue a dual masters degree at Yale University: MPH through Yale School of Public Health, and MARc Ethics through Yale Divinity School.
Amanda Mauri '14 is a research assistant to Stephen Fried, who is writing two books: a biography of Benjamin Rush, and a book examining mental health parity through a focus on Patrick Kennedy.
Megan McCarthy Alfano '14 is working as a research specialist on the policy analysis team at Children's Hospital Association in Washington, DC.
Meghan McDonald '14 is doing AmeriCorps at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers for 2014-2015.
Joy McKinley '15 is working as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Mary Kate McMullen ’16 is doing a postbac program at Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University.
Rachel Meislin '09 was recently accepted to the NYU School of Medicine in an MD/MPH program.
Gabriella Meltzer '15 is working at the Council on Foreign Relations as the Global Health Research Associate for Laurie Garrett. My main project is helping her with research for her upcoming book on transnational threats to human survival (i.e. climate change, global wealth inequality, etc.) and the global governance theories and implications for these issues.
Lauren Mendelson '11 will be taking a gap year before medical school working in DC as an ophthalmic technician.
Brian Mertens "11 currently works for SF Youthworks, which coordinates high school internships with the San Francisco city government. The program provides youth in San Francisco with job training and exposure to careers in the public sector.
Danielle Mohabir '15 will be attending the UNC Chapel Hill MSTP program. She is accepted into the MD/PhD program and will complete her PhD in the School of Public Health.
Elise Morocco '11 is a scientific program analyst at NIH in Bethesda, MD.
Kristin Myers '15 is serving a year of Americorps service for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, working in migrant health at a federally qualified health center in Rural Washington.
Jason Nagata '08 is a resident physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University, where he is completing a scholarly concentration in global health. He recently graduation from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and received the Dean's Prize in Global Health for his study, "Descriptive Characteristics and Health Outcomes of the Food by Prescription nutrition supplementation program for adults living with HIV in Nyanza Province, Kenya." He continues to do ongoing research with the World Health Organization.
Amanda Nelson '10 is working at SRSsoft, an electronic health records company.
Kimberly Nemzoff '13 is the Ryan White Program Coordinator at Jefferson’s Division of Infectious Disease where I oversee a grant that helps to provide healthcare to uninsured and underinsured HIV+ patients in the Philadelphia community. At the end of this year, I will be applying to joint BSN/MSN/MPH programs to begin in 2015.
Stephanie Neuwirt '10 is working at SRSsoft, an electronic health records company.
Kelly Newman '12 works at Optum.
Clara Ng '10 is pursuing a masters in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, England.
Courtney Ng '13 is a M.S. candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Amobiye Nkromah '15 is working at Penn and applying to grad school at GSE.
Rebecca Nolan ’16 works for The Advisory Board Company as an analyst for their Research and Insights Team that does consulting for hospitals.
Audrey Nuamah ’16 is in the MPH program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Julie Nusbaum '06 is a fourth year medical student (MD) at Mount Sinai
School of Medicine in New York City. She will pursue her MPH next year.
Renata O’Donnell ’16 attends Georgetown Law School.
Kate Odulukwe ’16 is in the MPH program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Martha Ofuani ’16 is an analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Gina Orlando '14 is a Philly Fellow for the coming year.
Charlie Oshinsky '12 is working at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies in Colorado and applying to medical school.
Laura Pang '09 is a law student at Loyola New Orleans on a three-year scholarship.
Kinjan Parikh '12 is entering Harvard Medical School in fall 2012.
Katie Peck '14 is a program coordinator and research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Health Policy Center.
Matthew Pellegrino '14 is an analyst in the healthcare investment banking unit of Raymond James Financial.
America Perez ’16 is consulting for Deloitte.
Rick Pezzullo '15 is at Columbia University pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Mara Pillinger '07 writes: I've left the NYC DOHMH, am currently at Oxford studying Global Governance , and will be starting my PhD in International Relations (focusing on global health governance) at GW this fall.
Stephen Pintauro ’16 is a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa.
Pallavi Podapati '13 is in the History of Science PhD program at Princeton.
Erin Power '11 is currently working at The Mayhew Program, a camp for at-risk youth in Bristol, NH, and hopes to be returning to Penn to work in the Development Office in the fall.
Anjeli Prabhu '08 is attending Jefferson Medical School.
Maxwell Presser '14 is doing pharmaceutical consulting.
Monica Purmalek '14 has a post-bac intramural research training award position at the National Institutes of Health.
Harivony Rakotoarivelo '10 is currently in her second year of MSc. in Biostatistics at Columbia University.
Neel Rane '06 has worked at ZS Associates in New York and Los Angeles for 4 years, consulting primarily to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He is excited to be returning to Penn in Fall 2010 to attend law school. Go Quakers!
Tasneem Rangwala '05 graduated from dental school and is currently doing a residency in Orthodontics in NYC.
Brittney Reid '15 is applying to dental school.
Gabrielle Ritaccio '10 did at post-bac at Bennington and is now studying medicine at Upstate Medical College.
Lora Rosenblum '12 is working on the Customer Service team at Oscar Insurance in New York. Oscar is a startup using technology and a focus user experience to reshape how patients engage with their health insurance companies.
Andrew J. Rosenthal '06 recently completed his MBA at Harvard Business School and is Chief Strategy Officer at Massive Health, a San Francisco-based consumer health company with a focus on health engagement. He is active in the Penn community with roles on the Executive Committee of Penn Alumni and the Executive Board of the Penn Fund."
Paula Ruckenstein '14 is working in the Penn Office of General Counsel.
Amanda Ruffner '14 is working as an editorial assistant at the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Sarah Sanchez '10 is a neurology resource coordinator at CHOP.
Sarah Schulte '14 is a Princeton in Latin America fellow, teaching public health to 9th and 10th graders and helping them develop public health outreach projects. After that she will be in Chile, studying on a Fulbright grant, and she hopes to be matriculating in medical school in the fall of 2015.
Tori Searl '10 is working as a paralegal in New York City for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and is planning on attending law school in the Fall of 2012.
Emily Selvin '11 is consulting for Deloitte in San Francisco.
Katherine Sgarro '15 is entering the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Becky Shasha '15 is in the Penn MPH program.
Julie Shin '08 is currently in medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is the student leader for a mobile clinic that travels from health fair to health fair, giving medical students the opportunity to do important health screenings for a lot of Katrina-survivors who lost their main access to health care with the shutting down of Charity Hospital. In her spare time, she explores New Orleans and its many exciting restaurants (trying things as unique as alligator cheesecake) and currently holds the #1 rank for New Orleans food blogs (http://www.foodographer.net).
Erica Simon '11 is attending Columbia's Teachers College in early childhood education.
Katie Simon '08 is currently working as a communications specialist for the National Science Foundation and also pursuing an MPH at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Shrestha Singh '12 will be attending Harvard Divinity School in the fall of 2014 as she works toward her Master of Divinity degree. She plans to study feminist theology and the intersections of spirituality and social change. She spent the year after graduation working as a Philly Fellow for Children's Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia. Most recently, she has been back home in California, spending her time farming in San Jose, doing restorative justice work in Oakland, and hiking with her amazing family.
Lakshmi Sivarajan '09 is a medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine on the Canby Robinson Society Merit Scholarship and currently conducting research into potential treatments for Angelman Syndrome, a severe developmental disorder affecting approximately 1/12,000 to 1/20,000 people.
Rachel Skelly '15 is working at Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations Group in New York.
Taylor Smith '15 has a post-bac at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX before applying to veterinary school.
Katrina Sohrakoff '07 is a MPH candidate (2011) at Yale and is serving as the President of the Student Association of the Yale School of Public Health. She is also the CFO of Yale Health CORE, a student organization that leads public health initiatives in El Salvador and in the local community. Katrina is currently pursing a health management internship at St. Paul's Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Diana Soran '10 is a research specialist at the Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, DC
Liz Spangler '06 worked for two years in NYC for a small healthcare consulting firm in Manhattan (Easton Associates) doing strategy work for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. She is now in Iasi, Romania helping start a church for English speaking internationals in the city.
Alexandra Sperling '10 is attending Cardozo Law School in NYC
Line Stensland '13 is a med student at the University of Oslo.
Ellie Stoller '14 is a research analyst for the Advisory Board Company
Erica Stutius '08 is completing her first year of dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was awarded the Dean's Research Scholarship and, this summer will be doing research in the Department of Public Health Dentistry examining the oral health status of developmentally disabled patients treated under general anesthesia.
Deborah Trimble ’16 is attending the University of Michigan Medical School.
Chelsea Townes '09 is attending the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Katherine Tuider '07 "After a year and a half of travel, research, writing and editing, my book, Dominican Republic (Other Places Travel Guide) has finally been published today. In Dominican Republic (Other Places Travel Guide), my co-author, Evan Caplan, and I aim to share the part of the Dominican Republic that we came to know and love as Peace Corps Volunteers. The typical tourist in the Dominican Republic does not see the DR's lush countryside, the pine-ridden mountains and the untouched beaches, or meet the incredibly warm and hospitable Dominicans. This is not only a shame for local communities, who could greatly improve their standard of living if they could attract sustainable tourism, but also for the tourists who spend their days only seeing the confines of their resort. In our travel guide, we emphasize eco-tourism and community-based tourism initiatives, and shy away from the more corporate forms of tourism, whose profits rarely trickle down to the communities whose resources and land their share. Most importantly, we illustrate the culture and natural beauty of the land, as well as provide 374 pages of tips on how to travel like a local.
Kate Wallis '07 graduated with her MD/MPH dual-degree from Stony
Brook University School of Medicine in May 2012. She will be a fellow in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at CHOP starting on July 1st after finishing her residency at NYU and Bellevue Hospitals (working at Bellevue is the most amazing experience for a former HSOC major). She is currently in Honduras, working in a pediatric clinic in the Roatan Public Hospital for the month as part of residency. Kate earned her MD with Recognition for work she completed on a manuscript titled
"Cesarean Section Rates: A Socio-Historical Perspective." For her MPH practicum experience, Kate studied the Frequent Flier Population of the Stony Brook University Hospital Emergency Department and explored ways to improve healthcare delivery for this patient population.
Eileen Wang ’16 is a Fulbright Scholar in China.
Tali Warburg '14 is a research analyst for the Advisory Board Company
Samuel Ware '13 is a Medical Missionaries' Global Health Fellow in Thomassique, Haiti for the 2013-2014 year.
Shani Weerakoon '11 is attending medical school at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA. It is a new med school and Shani will be a member of the second class.
Barbara Wei '11 is working for Censeo Consulting Group in Washington D.C. doing supply chain and operations analysis. Censeo focuses on helping the military reduce costs when it procures or purchases any type of item.
Collin Weinberger '06 spent "a little bit over a year working as a volunteer in Lima, Peru for Partners in Health (Socios en Salud in Peru), where my main project was to work with their children's health/education program in the slum community of Carabayllo to develop a interactive chilren's museum on a resource limited model. The idea was to develop an educational, fun place where the local families could go together and also to develop a platform through which health information could be taught. I also worked a little bit with their TB/HIV programs, helping out with the organization of several activities for the patients. After Peru, I worked for a small consulting firm in NYC called Global Health Strategies that specialized in communications, strategy, advocacy and fundraising for organizations and companies working on diseases of the developing word. The firm's main focus was using local and international media in donor and developing countries (mostly africa, southeast asia, and latin america) as a vehicle to raise public (and hopefully political) support for global health causes. Most of what I worked on there with dealt with HIV/AIDs prevention (vaccine and microbicides development), tuberculosis, raising awareness of the GSK malaria vaccine that is in development, promoting Hib and HPV vaccination rollout in developing countries, and also raising awareness about the global lymphatic filariasis elimiation efforts. I left Global Health Strategies in February because I wanted to do some more global health policy type work, so I've moved back to DC (my hometown) and in April I started working as a Research Associate at the Institute of Medicine on the Board on Global Health. I'm currently working on a committee study on preventing cardiovascular disease in developing countries."
Caitlin Weiss '16 is with AmeriCorps VISTA. with Philly Fellows, working with Philadelphia Legal Assistance on their Medical Legal Community Partnership program.
Martina Westcott '11 is in the MPH program at Jefferson.
Emma White '15 is attending the UCLA School of Public Health pursuing an MPH in Health Policy and Management.
Alix Winter '10 is starting a PhD program in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University.
Katie Wolff '08 is working as a Project Manager for a QA project evaluating end-of-life care given to veterans in the VA for the Penn/VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and is also in the MS Health Policy Research program part-time.
Abby Worthen '14 is in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP).
Christina Wu '14 had a Fulbright in Hangzhou, China for 2014-2015, and is currently working as a Senior Research Analyst at The Lewin Group, a health and human services consulting firm based Falls Church, VA.
Justin Yee '03 worked at the Urban Institute in DC (a thinktank) for nearly four years as a Research Associate, conducting econometric and statistical analyses on an assortment of health care issues facing low-income families. He then served briefly as a Health Policy Fellow in the Senate Finance Committee under Senator Max Baucus, and is now a medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Kelly Zafman '14 is starting medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in August 2014.
Tanya Zaist '11 in attending a pre-medical post-bac program at San Francisco State University with the plan of being admitted to D.O. school.
Haley Zarrin '14 is working for Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia.
Fan Zhou '10 is Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, Boston.