Category Archives: Alumni

From New Grad to CEO in Two Years

August 28

After graduating with a finance degree from Brigham Young University, Brent Parsons (MHA ’15) worked in patient billing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. But he needed more. “I didn’t feel like I was close enough to the patients and truly making a difference in the care they received.”…

Amy Saupe (MPH '16) analyzes data from a recent outbreak.

Investigating Food Outbreaks

August 28

Every year, Minnesota experiences more than 40 foodborne disease outbreaks. The summer months see scores of Salmonella cases or E. coli poisoning, while winter brings norovirus infections by the droves. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is continuously collecting information on potential foodborne illness outbreaks via routine surveillance, or when…

Mary Ellen Wells Joins MHA Program

August 07

Mary Ellen Wells, MHA ’84, will join the University of Minnesota Master of Healthcare Administration program as a senior lecturer and dyad partner beginning September 5, 2017. In this role, Mary Ellen will oversee relationships between the MHA program and Alumni Association/Foundation, lead efforts to enhance the program’s visibility in the…

Detecting Infectious Diseases

March 13

Infectious disease epidemiologist and SPH Regents Professor Michael Osterholm answers questions about infectious disease outbreaks and shares tips from his latest book, “Deadliest Enemy” about what we can do to prepare.

Advocating for Her People

January 31

Amira Adawe (MPH ’15) uses her public health training to address issues threatening the health of the local Somali community, and to advise state legislators on programs that benefit all Minnesotans.

Janny Brust and Love Odetola

Leading the Way

August 03

The School of Public Health bridges the connection between students and practitioners through its long-running mentor program.

MHA Alum Receives 2016 Gold Medal Award

March 17

Linda Knodel, MHA ‘98, received the 2016 Gold Medal Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives her work to advance the issues facing nursing.