Allie Hurst MS'11 has become faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and recently completed a Critical Care Transport Med Flight fellowship at UW-Madison.
Alumni News & Notes
Learn about the recent accomplishments of your fellow Dartmouth Institute alumni—and tell us about your own!
Rebecca Brandes MPH'21
Rebecca is the lead author on a new paper, Leveraging National Nursing Home Huddles for Rapid COVID-19 Response. The paper was published in a special issue by the Geriatrics journal on "Responding to the Pandemic: Geriatric Care Models." Rebecca says her work with writing scientific papers during the MPH program helped to enhance her publication and research skills for this project.
Annie Nguyen MPH'07
Dr. Nguyen was elected President of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB), a national, multidisciplinary society of health behavior scholars. Nguyen's 1-year term begins in March 2022 and she is excited to take on this role.
Priya Khetarpal MPH'20
After graduating in 2020, Priya worked for the FasterCures Center of the Milken Institute in Washington, D.C. working on their COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Tracker. In August 2021 she left the Milken Institute to attend American University Washington College of Law to pursue a Juris Doctor degree in Health Law.
Ruofan Yao MPH'07
Was selected to join the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Committee. The society along with the American College of OBGYN works to improve obstetric safety and quality through regular publications on practice guidelines and other tools to help standardize obstetrical practices nationwide. The three-year term will begin in January 2022.
Rachel Albright, DPM, MPH’19 Rachel has been named a rising star by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Reed Bratches, MALS'18, MPH’19
Reed, a current PhD candidate at The Dartmouth Institute, just published his first paper from his PhD research. The article is a systematic review of how we communicate clinic visit information to family caregivers.
Lynn Hollaway MPH'07
Allie Hurst MS'11
Allie has become faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She completed a Critical Care Transport Med Flight fellowship at UW-Madison after her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, which she completed at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. She continues to race bikes and bake in her free time!
Fiona McEnany MPH'19Fiona was highlighted as one of the honorees included in New Hampshire Union Leader's 20th-anniversary edition of "40 Under Forty," which commends "recognized acclaimed writers, innovative educators, extraordinary volunteers, citizen legislators, immigrant entrepreneurs." She was also recognized as a 2021 Rising Star by Stay Work Play New Hampshire for her work as an emerging young leader making a positive impact in her community.
Steven Powell MPH'12
Recently authored this article for the Psychiatric Times about telehealth resources for seniors during the pandemic.
Ashley Nguyen, MPH'18
Ashley was sworn into the State Bar of California. She counseled Digit in its $212.9m acquisition by Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT). – https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/11/16/2335847/0/en/Oportun-announces-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-Digit.html
Mabel Pillai MPH'06Returned to California in summer 2021 after being in India for almost two years. She had planned to return to the US in summer 2020, but the pandemic paused those plans. India had been locked down since March 24, 2020, so she, her husband, and two small children took advantage of everything California has to offer once they returned to the US; swimming lessons for the kids, play dates, and Disneyland.
Salman Hussain MPH'16Salman was appointed to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Rare Disease Advisory Panel, where he will be advising PCORI and other funders on the conduct of patient-centered research in rare disease and how to meaningfully engage the rare disease community. He joins his Dartmouth Institute classmate Carly Paterson Khan MPH'16 on the panel.
Renata Yen MPH'16; Catherine Saunders, MPH'16, PhD'20; Camille Harris MPH'19
New research from a 3-year, Dartmouth Institute-led study will help women with breast cancer make better surgery choices. The PCORI-funded study details how patient decision aids improve their decision process, particularly for women with lower health literacy. The research team features an international collaboration of health services researchers, including several Dartmouth Institute alumni co-authors: Renata Yen MPH'16; Catherine Saunders, MPH'16, PhD'20; and Camille Harris MPH'19.
Cole Zanetti, DO, MPH'16
Cole was appointed as the senior advisor for the Veteran Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem. In this role, he will be helping the VA nationally in shaping the vision and strategic direction of the entire innovation arm of the VA. This position is an add-on to his current role as a primary care section chief in the Colorado VA so that he can continue to provide guidance from the perspective of an on-the-ground-clinician.
Dyane Tower MPH'13
Dyane recently published "Evidence-Based Podiatry: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management." Of note, fellow Dartmouth Institute alumna, Rachel Albright, DPM, MPH'19 contributed to the text as an author.
This textbook is for the busy student, resident, fellow or practicing provider who might not have time to cull through the most recent literature to find out the latest information on diagnosis and treatment for several foot and ankle conditions.
Dr. Candice Weaver MPH'05Started baking and decorating cookies as a fun hobby and stress reliever a couple of years ago. She writes, “The next thing I knew, my cookies had gotten a following on social media, and I was one of only 40 cookiers nationwide who was invited to participate in the Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge show!”
Zachary Wanken MS'19
Graduated from vascular surgery residency at DHMC and started as clinical faculty in the section of vascular surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.
Oren Mechanic, MD, MPH'10
Oren leads telehealth efforts at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC as its medical director. During the pandemic, telehealth has provided hundreds of thousands of virtual visits to patients at the medical center, allowing for increased access, family engagement, and patient-centric care. Oren's interests remain in value-based and accessible care delivery, hallmarks of The Dartmouth Institute's education, and works on digital health innovation.
Aaron Hoffman, DO, MPH'07
Aaron recently took a new position as the Chief Clinical Innovation Engineer at Atrius Health in Boston, where he is also practicing primary care. Concurrently, he is continuing as co-director of the Home for Family Medicine at the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School, and as the medical director of the PA Studies Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. He and his wife, Melissa Lin, CECS MS '07, just bought a new home in Boston. Melissa is continuing her work as a Transformation Sensei at the Virginia Mason Institute.
Katherine S. Rowell, MS'99