Several Dartmouth Institute alumni presented at the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Association's Spring 2018 meeting, co-chaired by James DiResta, MPH'04. Pictured left to right: podiatrists JD Shih, MPH'18; James DiResta, MPH'04; Dyane Tower, MPH '13; Kyle Bruce, MPH'15; and Jim Wrobel MS'96.
Alumni News & Notes - Spring/Summer 2018
Learn about the recent accomplishments of your fellow Dartmouth Institute alumni—and tell us about your own!
Susan Pepin, MPH'16
Susan will join Arizona State University in August 2018 as managing director of health and clinical partnerships, senior adviser to the executive vice president, and clinical professor in the College of Health Solutions. There, she will lead a series of new health initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes at scale and growing clinical partnerships. In May, Susan delivered the 2018 commencement address for University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.
Jenn Bales, MPH’16Jenn is a U.S. Army Captain and speechwriter for the Commanding General of the Coalition to Defeat ISIS. She was deployed in summer 2017 to Iraq and will redeploy to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, this fall.
Niveditta "Nivi" Ramkumar, MPH'15Nivi was recently awarded a one-year predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA). A current PhD student at The Dartmouth Institute, Nivi's research focuses on determining whether sex differences exist in the symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for vascular disease, with a focus on helping to improve care and treatment outcomes for women. Her research supports the AHA's Go Red for Women campaign, which advocates for swifter action for women’s cardiovascular health.
Lisa Lucas, MPH'14 Lisa is in a new role as a family support coordinator for Denver-based Donor Alliance, a non-profit organ and tissue procurement organization.
Erin Cook, MPH'11 Erin graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2018 with a ScD in cancer epidemiology. Her thesis was titled, “Cancer Epidemiology Used in Policy Questions.” She now works as an associate at Analysis Group, an economics consulting firm in Boston.
Steven Powell, MPH’12 Steven has joined MedOptions as chief medical officer. MedOptions provides behavioral health services to assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. Steven most recently was chief medical officer for New London Hospital in New London, New Hampshire.
Vanessa Hurley, MPH'10 Vanessa will join the faculty of the health systems administration department at Georgetown University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2018.
Jennifer Morgan, MS’09 Jennifer graduated from pediatric residency and is now an outpatient pediatrician in Orlando, Florida.
Ken Deem, MPH'07Ken serves as chief of the otolaryngology department and director of the cochlear implant program at Group Health/Kaiser Permanente in Tacoma, Washington.
Ano Lobb, MPH'07
Ano will give two presentations at the Online Learning Consortium in Orlando, FL, this November, based on his work as the senior associate director learning and technology for Dartmouth's Master of Healthcare Delivery Science (MHCDS) program.
He will present on the ReThink simulation, which allows participants to experiment with the implementation of a variety of real-world health and healthcare initiatives in a virtual community, and explore the potential outcomes measured in dozens of variables. In addition to running the simulation for MHCDS students, Ano has run it for Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, and recently started running for TDI's online MPH program as well as for the Tuck School of Business. Ano's second presentation at the conference will about MHCDS' experience with mobile learning and what the team learned from implementing a one-to-one iPad program.
Annie Nguyen, MPH'07 Annie was recently elected as executive board secretary of the American Academy of Health Behavior, a multidisciplinary society of health behavior scholars and researchers.
Travis Harker, MPH'06
Travis has started a new position as the chief medical officer for Appledore Medical Group in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His role includes working closely with the Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Parkland Medical Center medical staff, as well as serving patients at Appledore Family Medicine. He was most recently the chief medical officer for Granite Health, a collaboration of six New Hampshire health systems.
James DiResta, MPH'04 James served as co-chair of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Association's spring meeting held in April 2018 at the Massachusetts Medical Society Headquarters in Waltham. In addition to James’ presentation, several other Dartmouth Institute alumni spoke at the meeting including, Jim Wrobel, MS'96; Dyane Tower, MPH '13; Kyle Bruce, MPH'15, and JD Shih, MPH'18.
Jennifer Esposito, MS'98
Jennifer currently leads Intel's Health and Life Sciences organization. She recently wrote an op-ed in U.S. News & World Report on how Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Is Just What the Doctor Ordered