Featured Alumni

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    Dr. Mohammed Tarabzoni, MPH'18

    Dr. Mohammed Tarabzoni believes that public health is an enormous concept encompassing a variety of aspects all leading to one shared goal: fulfilling the overall well-being of populations.

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    Ryan McConnell, MPH'18

    Ryan McConnell’s interest in public health inadvertently began at a young age, and hasn’t wavered since. A proud Mohawk from a rural reserve in Tyendinaga, the MPH alumnus dreams of one day practising medicine in his community.

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    Mary Ellen Sellers, MPH'18

    For the past 30 years, Mary Ellen Sellers has dedicated her career to the health and well-being of others in Canada and around the world.

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    Mark Gera, Ian Hanney and Nitin Mohan, MPH'17

    Former classmates Mark Gera, Ian Hanney and Nitin Mohan have a new public health consultancy firm that uses a team approach in everything they do.

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    Daniel Murcia Monroy, MPH'17

    The desire to help others is a now a life-guiding principle for Daniel Murcia Monroy, and something he tries to foster in his everyday life. Looking forward to his upcoming practicum, Murcia Monroy will be working with people who inject drugs and those living with HIV at the Middlesex London Health Unit.

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    Melissa Fernandes, MPH'17

    After spending the past four years working in McMaster University's Student Wellness Centre, Melissa Fernandes knew she wanted to take a deeper dive into the field of public health and explore issues like suicide prevention, health care in northern rural communities and indigenous health.

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    Danielle Robinson, MPH'17

    When Danielle Robinson began her undergraduate degree in science, she always thought it would lead her on a path to Medical School. Realizing the clinical aspects of science was not for her, she set her sights on First Nations Studies. Now, as a Master of Public Health student, Robinson aims to help Indigenous youth with the skills she has learned in the program.

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    Mark Gera, MPH'17

    For Mark Gera, positively affecting others' health has always been an interest of his. And with the Master of Public Health Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry he is confident he will be able to fulfill his goal.

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    Jonathan Rom, MPH'16

    It took only two days of volunteering with Magen David Adom in Israel for Jonathon Rom to feel like his life had changed forever. The experience encouraged him to pursue a career in public health.

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    Tinuke Olagunju, MPH'16

    Tinuke Olagunju, MPH Class of 2016, may have already travelled more than 10,000 kilometres for her studies, but she believes she is at the very beginning of her educational journey.

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    Ibrahim Marwa, MPH'16

    In 2012, Ibrahim Marwa watched his computer screen helplessly as a building was bombed right before his eyes. Seeing that strengthened his resolve to help the people of Syria — his plan once he graduates with the Master of Public Health Program Class of 2016.

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    Laila Ahmed, MPH'15

    When Laila Ahmed became restless while working as a dental hygienist, she decided she wanted to go back to school and find a program that would interest her. What she didn’t know was that her program of choice would take her on a new adventure outside of her home province.

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    Shannon LeBlanc, MPH'15

    Several years ago, Shannon LeBlanc suffered from a serious head injury. LeBlanc and her family were disappointed with the treatment she received. This experience motivated her to enrol in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Master of Public Health program.

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    Zhe Li, MPH'15

    Zhe Li is exploring the dynamics of research, management and economics related to the public health field as a member of the Master of Public Health program’s Class of 2015.

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    Adrean Angles, MPH'15

    Adrean Angles, MPH Class of 2015, has a very specific career goal: to work with and improve the health of the Indigenous populations throughout Canada. He set his sights on the MPH program to help him achieve this dream.

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    Sara Bader, MPH'15

    After graduating from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2005, Sara Bader worked as a Preventative Medicine Advisor. Seven years into her career, she decided she wanted to broaden her horizons and go back to school.

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    Graeme Higgins, MPH'14: Impacting the health of his patients

    While working as a kinesiologist, Graeme Higgins, MPH'14, became frustrated by how certain circumstances affected his ability to improve his patients’ health. He wanted to learn more about the field of public health so he could have a greater impact on his community.

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    Safiyya Nazarali, MPH’14: Pursuing an interest in the prevention of negative health outcomes

    Safiyya Nazarali, MPH’14, has long been interested in global and public health issues and the prevention of negative health outcomes. She wanted to pursue these interests further and found that the MPH program was the best option to do that...

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    Stephanie Aldom, MPH'14: Making the world a better place

    Stephanie Aldom, MPH'14, has journeyed through the jungles of Bolivia, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and provided nursing care in one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals – all in an effort to make the world a better place. Now, a graduate of the Master of Public Health program, she is hoping to gain new skills to bring about even more change.

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    Gracia Mabaya, MPH'14

    From a young age, Gracia Mabaya, MPH'14, knew she wanted to play a role in improving health care and living conditions around the world.