Skip Navigation

Alumni

2000's

  • david_at_hunmayun_s_tomb_1_jpg.jpg
    David Hausner
    PhD ’02, MPH, MIA

    David Hausner has been living in New Delhi, India for a little over one year with his wife, Gita Pillai (JHSPH, PhD, 2001), and three children, Ravi (15), Arjun (11), and Uma (5). He is focusing mostly on HIV and AIDS and working for John Snow, Inc. (JSI) as the Country Representative for the AIDSTAR-One Project in India. This is David's second time living and working in India, having lived here for 5 years between 1994 and 1999. David and his family moved a year ago from Almaty, Kazakhstan where they lived for 5 years, working for JSI in the five former Soviet Republics of Central Asia, also focusing on HIV. He worked for USAID in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 3 years before that. He and his family have enjoyed exploring many parts of the world, learning new cultures, tasting various cuisines, and meeting many fascinating people. He is happy to welcome visitors.

  • Karen Kinder

    Karen Kinder recently received her MBA.

  • thornton_jpg.jpg
    Rachel Thornton

    Rachel Thornton has been named a White House Fellow. The White House announced its 2010-2011 class of 13 Fellows on June 22, 2010.

    As a pediatrician, Thornton cares for children in Hopkins Children’s Harriet Lane clinic, whose patients and families are drawn from the neighboring East Baltimore community. A researcher, she examines racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, with a focus on childhood obesity.

  • Rohit Chitale

    Rohit Chitale works in the Global Disease Detection program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

  • Yung-Chieh Yen
    PhD ’07, MD, ScM

    Yung-Chieh Yen is the director of the Department of Psychiatry at E-Da Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan recently. He is also assistant professor in the College of Medicine at I-Shou University in Kaohsiung. His research focus is in geriatric psychiatry.

    The International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP) awarded him the International Junior Investigator Award in 2008.

  • Pitakpol Boonyamalik
    PhD ’05, MD, MBA

    Pitakpol Boonyamalik was recently promoted to director of Nakhon Phanom Psychiatric Hospital in Thailand.

  • Omar Galarraga

    Omar Galarraga is working in Mexico on a project to test the feasibility and acceptability of using conditional cash transfers to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in high risk populations (men who have sex with men and male sex workers). He is funded through a K-01 award from the NIH (Fogarty International Center). He has joint academic appointment at the Mexican National Institute of Public Health (INSP) / Mexican School of Public Health; and at the Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Rita McWilliams
    PhD ’05, MPH

    Rita McWilliams is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a member of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute.

  • David Hausner
    PhD ’02, MPH, MIA

    David Hausner has been living in Almaty, Kazakstan for the past four years with his wife, Gita Pillai (PhD, 2001), and three children, Ravi (13), Arjun (9), and Uma (3). He is working for JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. as a Regional Director of the CAPACITY Project (funded by USAID) and the TUMAR Project (funded by the Central Asia AIDS Control Project), both of which focus on HIV and AIDS in the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  He provides technical support to build capacity among non-government and government AIDS service organizations to improve the quality of comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services and increase coverage among most-at-risk populations.  Central Asia is a fascinating and beautiful historical region.  He and his family have enjoyed learning about Amir Timur, eating the local breads called "naan," hiking and skiing in the Tian Shan mountains, viewing 2,000 year old petroglyphs, sleeping in a yurta, riding horses in the mountains, and gazing out at camels on the never ending steppe. He is happy to welcome visitors.

  • Amanda Kalaydjian

    Amanda Kalaydjian Richardson was selected as a 2008-2009 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and was assigned to the U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services in the Office of Medicine, Science and Public Health under the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Defense.

  • Rebekah Kent

    Rebekah Kent has been working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Arbovirus Diseases Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, CO for the past 18 months. She is studying arbovirus ecology and mosquito-vertebrate-virus interactions. In July 2007, she was awarded the Robert E. Shope International Fellowship in Infectious Diseases by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to study West Nile virus ecology in Guatemala. In July 2008, she accepted an American Society for Microbiology post-doctoral fellowship to continue working at CDC for an additional two years.

  • Darryl Brown

    Darryl Brown was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Drexel School of Public Health on July 1, 2008.

  • Ulyana Vjugina

    Ulyana recently completed the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Population, where she was involved in a project on collecting, storing and protecting biological samples and data. Ulyana is currently a Scientific Affairs Manager in the Department of Government Relations and Practice at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Washington, D.C. She provides scientific and technical expertise for ASH's legislative/regulatory activities and scientific programs.

  • Julie Rajaratnam

    Julie Rajaratnam is now a Research Scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and welcomes contact from JHSPH students and recent alumni with an interest in global health metrics who would like to learn more about the post-graduate fellowship program.