JHSPH Alumni Profiles
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|Dr. Helen Powell
Dr. Helen Powell completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the department of Biostatistics in 2015. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship, she was a statistician for Mathematica Policy Research. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) where she works on the Vaccine Impact on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA) project.
Career Information: Consulting, Academia, Biostatistics
|Dr. William Glover
Dr. William Glover graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in 2010. Following his PhD, he completed an ASM Committee on Postdoctoral Programs (CPEP) approved Clinical and Public Health Microbiology fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Glover is currently the Director of Science and Technology at the Washington State Public Health Laboratory and oversees clinical testing services at the laboratories.
Career Information: Clinical Research Laboratory Management, Government, Microbiology
|Dr. Russell Shinohara
Dr. Russell Shinohara completed his PhD at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Shinohara joined the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, where he remains currently as Associate Professor of Biostatistics.
Career Information: Academia, Teaching, Research
|Dr. Alisha Creel
Dr. Alisha Creel received her PhD from The Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Since her work at Hopkins, Dr. Creel has had a range of roles in academia, the World Bank Group, and consulting. Dr. Creel is currently an Associate Director in the Field Studies area at Westat, a consulting firm focused on improving outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation.
Career Information: Survey Research, Academia, Consulting
|Dr. Darcy Phelan-Emrick
Dr. Darcy Phelan-Emrick received her DrPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology. Following completion of her DrPH, Dr. Phelan-Emrick was hired as a faculty Research Associate by the JHSPH Department of Epidemiology and went on to be promoted to Assistant Scientist. In 2015, she accepted the position of Chief Epidemiologist at the Baltimore City Health Department. Currently, Dr. Phelan-Emrick is a faculty member at Hopkins and Chief Epidemiologist of the Baltimore City Health Department.
Career Information: Epidemiology, Academia, City Government
|Dr. Miho Tanaka
Dr. Miho Tanaka completed her PhD at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Prior to her work at Hopkins, Dr. Tanaka received her MPH at Oregon State University and worked for the World Bank and consulting firms specialized in global. After completing her PhD, she worked as a Scientific Program Analyst at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Tanaka is currently a Scientific Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the Health Services and Research Division.
Career Information: Federal Government, Intramural Research, Grant Management
|Dr. Samantha Illangasekare
Dr. Samantha Illangasekare received her PhD from the Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Currently, she works in the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Senior Social Science Research Analyst and Team Lead for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Research in Washington, DC.
Career Information: Federal Government, Research, Evaluation
|Dr. Clara Zachary
Dr. Ciara Zachary received her PhD in the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior and Society. After completing her PhD and a postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Zachary worked as a Senior Health Research Associate for Econometrica, Inc., and then as a Health Policy Analyst for the North Carolina Justice Center. Dr. Zachary is currently the Health Program Director for NC Child.
Career Information: Policy, Consulting, Non-Profit
|Dr. Christine Fu
Dr. Christine Fu received her PhD from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Most recently, she was the Senior Orphans and Vulnerable Children Research and Evaluation Advisor for the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II. Dr. Fu is currently a Senior Evaluation Officer for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Geneva, Switzerland.
Career Information: Applied Research, International Health, UN
|Dr. Julia Baller
Dr. Julia Baller earned her PhD from the Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management. While she was a student at Bloomberg, she interned at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Currently, Dr. Baller is a Health Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
Career Information: Research, Consulting, Government
|Dr. Robert Jordan
Dr. Robert Jordan received his PhD from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship, and was an assistant professor at two academic institutions. He then transitioned to industry research, and is currently the Director of Virology at Vir Biotechnology, Inc. in San Francisco.
Career Information: Industry, Academia, Research
|Dr. Su Yeon Lee-Tauler
Dr. Su Yeon Lee-Tauler graduated from The Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Mental Health. Currently, she is a Senior Research Scientist at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) through the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, where she works on military suicide prevention research. Dr. Lee-Tauler also is a Public Health Consultant for the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and co-facilitates the course “Mixed Methods in Mental Health Services Research” at Hopkins as an Associate at the Department of Mental Health.
Career Information: Research, Non-Profit, Consulting
|Dr. Allison Brown
Dr. Allison Brown completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology department. Prior to her PhD, she received an MPH from Yale School of Public Health. She has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is currently the Team Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance Capacities and Special Studies in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC.
Career Information: Government Research, CDC, Infectious Diseases
|Dr. Scott Shone
Dr. Scott Shone completed his PhD in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in 2005. After graduation, he joined the New Jersey Department of Health’s Biothreat Response Laboratory as an Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellow for the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has also served as a Research Scientist and director of New Jersey’s Newborn Screening (NBS) Laboratory, and is currently a Senior Research Public Health Analyst at RTI in the Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Services. Among his responsibilities in this role, he supports Newborn Screening programs across the country and directs the laboratory for RTI’s NBS program, Early Check.
Career Information: Disease screening, State Government, Non-Profits