Career Newsletter

Week of March 25, 2019

A warm thanks to the Healthcare and Community Partners that joined the BUSPH Internship & Practicum Expo! 

Each year the Expo brings together students seeking practicum and internship opportunities with employers or project supervisors representing a wide variety of public health experiences and settings.

This year’s programs and organizations included:

  • Aspire Health Alliance (formerly South Shore Mental Health)
  • Babson College
  • Bentley University – Office of Wellness & Health Promotion
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization – Public Payer Programs & Policy
  • Blue Hills Community Health Alliance
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Weitzman Lab
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – Cardiovascular and Critical Care Patient Services/ QI Consulting
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – Program for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Boston Medical Center – Dept of Psychiatry
  • Boston Medical Center – Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Boston Medical Center – Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities
  • Boston Pedorthic
  • Boston Public Health Commission – Start Strong Program
  • Boston University, Wellness & Prevention Services
  • Boston University SPH – Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC)
  • Boston University SPH – Global Health
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital – Ambulatory Medicine
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN)
  • Common Good Project – Urban Farm for Women
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dept of Veterans Affairs – Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR)
  • Harvard Medical School – The Family Van
  • Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
  • Harvard University – Center for Wellness & Health Promotion; and Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region 1 Boston
  • Initiatives Inc.
  • Joint Committee on Public Health
  • Last Mile Health
  • Management Sciences for Health
  • Massachusetts DPH – Bureau of Environmental Health/Environmental Public Health Tracking
  • Massachusetts DPH – Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
  • Massachusetts Health Officers Association – Brookline Health Department
  • Nepal Public Health Foundation
  • Partners HealthCare Center for Population Health – Behavioral Health Integration
  • Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC) – Quality Improvement Division
  • Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
  • Statistics & Data Corporation
  • Tufts Medical Center – Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR)
  • VA Boston Healthcare System, Office of the Director
  • Victory Programs – Prevention Division
  • Vital Village Network – Boston Medical Center, Dept of Pediatrics


Career Development Workshops

Join our staff for a variety of workshops to help you prepare for job or practicum searches and professional networking. Please register in Handshake and bring your questions! 

  • Fulbright Scholarship Info Session – Tuesday, March 26, 1:00 to 1:50 PM, Room CT446
  • Practicum Interview Workshop – Tuesday, March 26, 1:00 to 1:50 PM, Talbot Room T106E
  • Ramboll Environ Employer Info Session – Tuesday, March 26, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Talbot Room T106E
  • Sema4 Employer Info Session – Wednesday, March 27, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Room L209
  • Practicum Interview Workshop – Monday, April 1, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Talbot Room T106E
  • Interactive Case Interview workshop with Alira Health – Tuesday, April 2, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Room L206
  • Real World Public Health: A day on-site with Cambridge Health Alliance – Wed, April 3, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Health Policy & Law Networking Reception – Wednesday, April 3, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Hiebert Lounge
  • Health Communication & Promotion Career Panel – Thursday, April 4, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Crosstown 460
  • Virtual Information Session: Results for Development – Thursday, April 18, 1:00 to 150 PM, see details in Handshake

Please watch SPH Handshake for additional Spring workshops and events!


  • Patrick Walker, Senior Data Analyst, Boston Biomedical Associates
  • Mackenzie Hine, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Management Sciences for Health
  • Marisa Melanson, Provider Experience Manager, Equian
  • Jenna Pradhuman, Project Manager, Ambulatory Management, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tane Webb, Research Analyst, MA House of Representatives – Joint Committee on Public Health
  • Lindsey Rateau, Statistical Data Analyst, Boston University Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center
  • Himani Jadeja, Healthcare Administrative Fellow, UNC Hospitals
  • Gabrielle Schwartz, Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Katherine Lawler, Community Health Advocate, Landmark Health
  • TraciAnn Hoglind, Policy and Communications Manager, Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Chrystel Murrieta Ruiz, Oral Health Organizer, Health Care for All
  • Yuzu Saito, Health Services Division Associate, John Snow Inc.
  • Mary Heida Flores, Prevention and Training Coordinator, My Life My Choice
  • Jessica Glushkina, Quality Improvement Analyst, Fenway Health
  • Caitlin Bryan, Clinical Content Project Manager, Digital Health Transformation, Partners HealthCare
  • Sadchla Mascary, Associate Statistical Programmer, Pfizer Inc.
  • Kate Baker, Health Policy and Data Analyst, MetroWest Health Foundation
  • Gabrielle Farquhar, Mindfulness Program Coordinator, Boston Medical Center
  • Alison LaPidus, Research Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University
  • Thomas Lee, Academic Program Administrator, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Laura Steere, Solution Consultant, SHYFT Analytics
  • Tuba Karim, Program Coordinator, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Adrienne Ramcharan, Policy Coordinator, Jane Doe Inc.
  • Anna Morgan, Staff Nurse: International Medical Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • David Cameron, Health Science Specialist, VA Portland Health Care System
  • Kayland Arrington, Program Manager, NaRCAD/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical
  • Paula Atkeson, Player Relations Coordinator, Harvard Football Players Health Study
  • Nequiel Reyes, Biostatistician/Epidemiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • John Anastasi, Consulting Analyst, Accenture
  • Tinuola Ajayi, AHA A-TRAC Fellowship Manager, Boston University Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Hank Weinstock, Epidemiologist and Training/Data Analyst, DPH OEMS
  • Katherine Thayer, Research Assistant, Tufts University Medical School, Dept of Public Health
  • Rachel Neuhalfen, Research Technician, Washington University of St. Louis
  • Kaitlin Hartlage, Statistical Data Analyst, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Nicole Lyn, Health Economics & Value Assessment Associate, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Christine Capozzi, Recruiter, Iora Health
  • Susan Knoll, Drug Overdose Toxicology Epidemiologist, CDC Foundation
  • Caroline Russo, Project Specialist, Medicare ACO and Employee Health, Partners HealthCare
  • Samantha Smith, Project Manager, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Lauren Goodwin, Program Coordinator II, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Anna Vettiankal, Healthcare Analyst, Huron Consulting Group
  • Alyana Ladha, Research Fellow, Boston University
  • Dana Hatab, Research Consultant, The Lewin Group
  • Hikari Mamata, Program Coordinator, Verité
  • Amanda Ozee, Cardiovascular Health Systems Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health
  • Alyssa Benalfew, Training Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Hazel Packtor, Communication Associate, CommunicateHealth, Inc.
  • Kelly Ho, Course Manager, Harvard Medical School
  • Emily Sanders, Systems Integration Associate, athenahealth
  • Madeline Heim, Quality Improvement Specialist, US Family Health Plan
  • Samuel Williams, Associate Manager, Indigo Agriculture
  • Parul Kashyap, Project Manager, American Well
  • Sarah Schafer, Community School Director, United Way of Salt Lake
  • Melanie Curtis, Life Sciences & Healthcare Consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jamie Goldfarb, Program Administrator, Community-based Health Initiatives, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Connie Chang, Policy Research Associate, Ichor Strategies
  • Madeline Bishop, Communication Information Specialist, University of New Hampshire Health & Wellness
  • Bhupinder Singh, Statistical Programmer Associate, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Tara Young, Program Coordinator, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Ye Chen, Data Analyst, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lindsay Clayson, Data Manager, Framingham Heart Study
  • Meliza Varsovia, Senior Consulting Associate, Kaiser Permanente
  • Cassidy Stevens, Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Case interviews are stimulating and challenging.  To do well, experts advise that candidates practice at least 20 cases to understand the unique thinking required, as well as the structured 4-step approach. This includes:

  1. Understand the Case
  2. Structure and Analyze
  3. Evaluate Options
  4. Make Recommendations

For students applying to internships and consultant positions at consulting firms, attached are helpful tips and resources. You may also start with this introductory video: Case Interview Starter Guide for Non-Business Candidates.

For more information and to practice, please contact Lisa Toby at



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New and returning students, as well as SPH alumni, are encouraged to login to to build your profile and begin to explore the new features of Handshake.

Please visit the SPH Handshake Job Board for resource guides or contact us in the Career & Practicum Office for more assistance!