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Alumni Spotlight

2021 PHHP Outstanding Alumni

The College of Public Health and Health Professions recognized 14 graduates with 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards. These graduates will be recognized at a virtual celebration for Outstanding Alumni award winners on September 24. Four of the honorees received MPH degrees:…

Four Tips for Navigating Your Career

MPH alum Omari Richins wrote a column for the PHHP alumni magazine, which has been reproduced below: By starting my blog and then launching my podcast, “The Public Health Millennial Career Stories Podcast,” I’ve learnt many insights into navigating your career. I have four tips I’d like…

A Gator Goes to Columbus

Emilia Sykes (MPH ’11, JD ’11) was recently recognized by the University of Florida as one of the 2021 40 Gators Under 40. Ms. Sykes was elected to Ohio’s state House of Representatives in 2014 and currently serves as the Minority Leader. She credits her experience at…

Alum Jane Benton Appointed to Board of Directors

Jane Benton, MD, MPH Dr. Jane Benton, MPH ’12, has recently been appointed to the Space Coast Health Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Benton is a pediatrician who completed her medical residency at University of Florida’s Shands Hospital and currently works with patients at Brevard Health Alliance, which has…

2020 PHHP Outstanding Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Frank Bandiera, PhD, MPH (’07), for being recognized as one of the 13 recipients of the College of Public Health & Health Professions’ Outstanding Alumni Awards. Dr. Bandiera is an epidemiologist whose research has focused on tobacco use among special and vulnerable populations, especially ethnic minorities, people with…

Alum Michael Prietula Awarded Joint Appointment

Michael Prietula, PhD, MPH Dr. Michael J. Prietula, MPH ’14, is a professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He has been awarded a joint appointment with the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. Prietula recently coauthored an article entitled, “Using…

MPH Alumna Johanzynn Gatewood Publishes Article on Social Media Strategies

Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH graduate of the College of Public Health, recently published the article "Social Media in Public Health: Strategies to Distill, Package, and Disseminate Public Health Research" in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Learn more about her journey in the MPH program and her flourishing career as a Health Communications Specialist. The article can be read in its entirety here.

Cleon Hendricks – Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Cleon Hendricks, UF Online MPH alumni, recently had his special project for the MPH program published in the Summer 2019 Kentucky Veterinary News newsletter.