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Alumni Profiles

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Alumni

Erin Keating

​Graduation Year: 2017
Current Employer: The University of Chicago
Job Title: Research Specialist 

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
One thing my job entails is grant writing. Before the MPH Program I had no experience writing grants. My position also requires me to collect qualitative data and I believe the MPH Program equipped me with the tools for collecting qualitative data.

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
I really liked how accessible the faculty was. I also enjoyed being immersed in a real world public health project for practicum.​

Iman Little

Graduation Year: 2014
Current Employer: Chicago Public Schools
Job Title: Student Health Specialists 

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 How to create and run and sustainable program​​​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 The capstone process​

Derek Craig

Graduation Year: 2017
Current Employer: Council on Recovery
Job Title: Research and Evaluation Associate

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 MPH program faculty and staff provides great information about health behaviors and the best practices for planning and evaluating health programs. From writing out grant proposals to understanding which research methods to employ, looking back I am very pleased with the information that was taught and how applicable it is now being in the work force.​​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 ​I enjoyed interacting with the diverse student cohort. Chicago is large city that brings together people of many different views. It allowed me to see public health issues from a different viewpoint, and the professors were very effective in guiding students ideas to solving these problems.​

Kelly Rice

Graduation Year: 2015
Current Employer: Howard Brown Health
Job Title: Program Manager: Intensive Community Care Services

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 The MPH program provided me with a stro​ng foundation in many areas that I utilize daily. I currently am overseeing a needs assessment, developing health intervention programs, and overseeing medical case management programs.​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 ​I really appreciated the community based practice focus of the program. I valued the small cohort model and the access to the staff and faculty was wonderful.

Joselyn Williams

Graduation Year: 2016
Current Employer: Rush University Medical Center
Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator 

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 Allowing me the opportunity to interact with those working in the field and working on projects the larger community of health care were doing was an inspiration to me.​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 ​Being able to connect with certain professors and eventually utilize them as a reference. 

Sean Lee

Graduation Year: 2011
Current Employer: United States Air Force
Job Title: Public Health Flight Commander 

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 Excellent base to expand upon and top notch instruction.​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 ​Practicum was valuable for networking.

Rachel Magoon

Graduation Year: 2017
Current Employer: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago: Smith Child Health Research - Outreach and Advocacy Center 
Job Title: Manager - Preventing Alcohol Abuse in Chicago Teens (PAACT) 

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 The variety of theory and public health frameworks that were taught. I never thought I would have to use theory in my current job but I do! That and a lot of logic models!  ​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 ​Hands-on experience in public health. The fact that I got to work with outside organizations on class projects and participate in a 9 month practicum site helped me put my public health skills to work in a real world setting.

Webster Vital

Graduation Year: 2016
Current Employer: Dime Child Foundation
Job Title: Director

How did the MPH program prepare you for a career in public health practice?
 ​The MPH program help me to work in an industry that gives individuals the opportunity to lead safe, healthy, and happy lives. As a public health practitioner I am to provide care and improvement within my community, and sometimes on a global scale through the promotion of healthy habits, research, and the education of the public on issues relating to the prevention of injuries and infection.​

What did you like most about the DePaul MPH program?
 I love the connections I was able to make within my cohort. The valuable life lessons we learned from one another and the constant support we provide one another. The MPH program at DePaul was truly eye opening for me, it taught me valuable skills that lead to advancements within my career and open doors to different possibilities in the field of public health. Truly Thankful for my time and experience at DePaul University.​

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