Alumni Conversations: Epidemiology.

As part of SPH45, Alumni Relations and the Career and Practicum Office will co-host virtual conversations to spotlight careers of alumni across sectors and industries. This program will allow alumni to share their current positions and journeys into public health, while offering best practices and advice. Students and alumni will be able to explore career paths, ask questions, and build their professional networks.


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Leadership Council Introduction
    Introduction and remarks from Mary-Lynn Fulton (SPH’99)
  • 5:10 p.m.
  • Alumni Panel
    Facilitated by Susan Garfield (SPH ’11)
  • 5:25 p.m.
  • Panel Q&A
  • 5:35 p.m.
  • Breakout Rooms
    Biostatistics & Epi and Government

    Nicole Strauss

    Michael Hammond

    MA Local Health Internships & Practicum Program: State level Epi Response

    Kayleigh Sandhu

    Podcasts: The Role of Social Media in Public Health

    Debbie Perez

    Epi-Biostats in Research

    Mam Jarra Gai

    Brenda Amuchi

    From Academia to Industry: Working in Epidemiology Across Sectors

    Emily Glowienka

    Matthew Stafford


  • Chineye Brenda Amuchi (SPH'19)

    TitleSenior Research Assistant, Health Economics core, HEALing Communities Study, BMC

  • Mary-Lynn Fulton (SPH'99)

    Head of Clinical Trial Management, Global Clinical Operations at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

  • Mam Jarra Gai (SPH'19)

    Statistical Data Analysts, BMC

  • Susan Garfield (SPH'11)

    Chief Public Health Officer, Americas; Commercial HSW Lead at EY

  • Emily Glowienka (SPH'18)

    Research Scientist at PRECISIONheor

  • Michael Hammond (SPH '20)

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University – The Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Debora Perez, (CAS'09, SPH'16)

    Systems Integration Associate, Data Consulting Athena Health

  • Kayleigh Sandhu, (SPH'17)

    Infectious Disease Surveillance Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • Matthew Stafford, (SPH'19)

    Assistant Director for Clinical Research Compliance at Boston Children's Hospital,

  • Nicole Strauss, (SPH'19)

    Analytics Epidemiologist, Seattle and King County Department of Public Health

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