Alumni News & Updates

Congratulations to all of our MPH graduates! We are proud to see our alumni using their MPH degree in the workplace, professional organizations, volunteering, and as they continue with their education. Below you will find some of the many ways our MPH graduates are contributing to the field of public health!

If you are a GVSU Master of Public Health Alumna/Alumnus, we would like to know what you are doing in the field of public health - you also have the option to be included in our Alumni Directory, found below. Please send your news by completing the MPH Alumni Update Form (Google form), or you can email

MPH Alumni

Last Name Former Name First Name Class of PH Title/Role/Status Organization/School Location
Abraham Smriti 2020 COVID Program Team Lead Michigan Department of Health & Human Services MI - Lansing
Ahmed Hamza 2020 Covid Case Investigator Michigan Public Health Institute MI
Axtell Gabby 2020 Epidemiologist Calhoun County Health Department MI - Battle Creek
Bednar Bardel Rhiannon 2017 Sanitarian Kent County Health Department MI - Grand Rapids
Belasco Mason Kendra 2016 Instructional Design and LMS Specialist Versiti MI - Grand Rapids
Bhandari Jyoti 2021 Real World Delivery Analyst - Pharmacoepidemiology Research Cytel
Bialowicz Jon 2016 Public Health Sanitarian/Case Investigator Oakland County MI - Southfield
Bielby Chloe 2019 Pathology Analyst WMU School of Medicine MI - Kalamazoo
Bird Harriet 2021 Project Specialist Spectrum Health MI - Grand Rapids
Bode Bree 2015 Nutrition Program Coordinator, MPH, CHES, PhDc; GVSU MPH Advisory Board member Michigan State University & Wayne State University (PhDc) MI
Brooks Amber 2020 Infection Prevention Analyst; Amber is working on COVID-19 contract tracing for MM patients and employees. In addition, she helps out with other infectious diseases cases such as TB, Legionella, etc. Michigan Medicine MI
Brummel Maris 2017 Research Fellow The Johnson Center at GVSU MI - Grand Rapids
Buczkowski Erik 2015 Research Assistant for Quality Improvement and Accreditation Michigan Public Health Institute MI
Burgstahler Milea 2017 Community Health Promotion Specialist Barry-Eaton District Health Department MI - Charlotte
Burkholder Cole 2019 Infectious Disease Outbreak Epidemiologist Michigan Department of Health & Human Services MI
Busen Katherine (Kate) 2020 Regional Support Epidemiologist; Kate has been working with the state and emergency preparedness regions 6 & 7 to coordinate COVID19 information Michigan Department of Health & Human Services MI - Lansing
Bushey Margaret 2020 Health Educator Michigan Department of Health & Human Services MI - Lansing
Chia Derick 2019 Epidemiologist; also serves on the GVSU-MPH Advisory Board and the Red Project Board of Directors Ottawa County Department of Public Health MI - Holland
Churchard Emily 2016 Supports Coordinator D.A. Blodgett-St. John's MI - Grand Rapids
Clark Isaac 2017 Health Educator & Informationist Michigan Public Health Institute - Michigan Department of Health & Human Services MI - Lansing
Clark Alvarado Tori 2017 Community Mental Health Contract Manager Ottawa County Department of Public Health MI - Holland
Cogswell Stankey Megan 2016 Simulation Center Specialist GVSU MI - Grand Rapids
Connelly Kathryn 2019 CrossFit Affiliate Owner/ CrossFit Coach CrossFit Allendale MI - Allendale
Coulter Ladisky Macey 2018 Viral Hepatitis Patient Navigator Michigan Department of Health & Human Services MI - Lansing
Crowley Caitlin 2021 Education and Member Relations Coordinator LeadingAge Michigan MI - Lansing

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