Real World Careers: Alumni Panel on Public Health

6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
BU Center for Career Development (100 Bay State Road, 6th Floor)
Wondering what you'll do come graduation? Learn about the career paths that several BU alums have taken. Discuss what it's like to work in public health.

Alumni Panelists
Leif Brierley (CAS'12/SPH'14), Health Policy Analyst at Massachusetts Medical Society
Leif is a soon-to-be graduate of the BU School of Public Health, where he has spent the past two years studying Health Policy & Management. While completing his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Leif has also been working full-time as a Health Policy Analyst for the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students that owns and operates the New England Journal of Medicine. In June, Leif will be moving to Washington, D.C. as a Fellow with the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. An avid volunteer and member of the BU community, Leif majored in Biology and Psychology at BU, and was a Program Manager for BU’s Alternative Spring Breaks program. Today, Leif enjoys volunteering, running, and catching the occasional BU hockey game.

Emily Maple (SPH’13), Program Grant Coordinator, Boston University

Emily Maple completed her MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University in May 2013. After receiving a degree in Marketing from Colorado State University she worked as an administrator on a variety of research projects, from basic science to bioinformatics. Currently managing all aspects of a multi-million dollar, multi-site lung cancer consortium, she has used her skills acquired at the School of Public Health to master tasks such as protocol development, biospecimen analysis, and personnel management. She also spends free time volunteering at CASPAR, Inc., a program in Cambridge and Somerville, which helps our homeless neighbors suffering with addiction issues. The program strives to empower those afflicted with addiction and co-morbid disorders, offering a variety of services, depending on where homeless clients happen to be on their journey.

Catherine Arnold Mather (CAS’03), New Business Manager, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Catherine joined the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in August 2011 and serves as a New Business Manager. In this role, Catherine is responsible for facilitating the design and development of new partnerships, programs, and products in the North America region. Prior to joining IHI, Catherine served as a Communication Specialist on Health Dialog’s Consumer Segmentation and Engagement Strategies team. In this role, she was responsible for designing targeted member engagement strategies and award-winning communication materials. She also served as a pro bono graduate consultant to Children’s Hospital Boston’s Metabolism Program. Catherine holds a BA in American Studies from Boston University and an MA in Health Communication from Emerson College in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine.

Sarah Phoebe Roberts (SPH'12), Research Manager, Boston University School of Public Health
Sarah obtained her Master of Public Health from Boston University in 2012, where she concentrated in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Her background includes over five years of diverse behavioral health research and project coordination experience with subjects such as smoking cessation, reproductive health, gender-based violence, and substance abuse. She is currently a Research Manager at Boston University School of Public Health, where she manages a study on underage drinkers’ alcohol brand preferences.

Molly Ryan (SPH’12), Research Associate I, Institute for Community Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Molly Ryan is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, which specializes in participatory research and evaluation. Her public health interests include women's health, refugee and immigrant health, and substance use. Molly received a BA in Women's Studies and French from The University of Michigan and her MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

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