Health Behavior and Health Education

Ali Jawad

Alumnus is bridging gaps in health technology as a consultant for Deloitte

Ali Jawad, MPH ’19

The routes to a career in healthcare are numerous, with pathways that ultimately produce surgeons, radiologists, technicians and physician assistants. Ali Jawad, MPH ’19, has found that he can best serve the greater community by taking a different avenue. He provides the bridge that ultimately brings the necessary and appropriate care to thousands as a consultant for Deloitte.

Kellie Paich

Alumna 'focuses on entire person' as part of patient care at Movember

Kellie Paich, MPH ’14

Kellie Paich, MPH ’14, is well-versed in prostate cancer treatments and the disease’s prevalence, with more than 200,000 annual diagnoses in the United States. Paich, who earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, emphasizes the need for a sensitive initial patient approach.

Nichole Sorhaindo

Alumna sees public health at work in 'everything'

Nichole Sorhaindo, MPH ’09

As the senior director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Planning and Integration, American Psychological Association, Nichole Sorhaindo, MPH ’09, drives the strategic planning, development, execution and assessment of association-wide models to create an environment that is accessible, equitable and inclusive for all stakeholders within the organization and the field of psychology.

Wadad Itani

Beirut tragedy inspires graduate's public health mission

Wadad Itani, MPH ’24

After surviving Beirut's 2020 explosion, Wadad Itani decided to dedicate her life to helping others and prioritizing human health. Itani’s journey culminates in earning a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Sadé Richardson

Full-circle journey: Alumna leads Strategic Initiatives at Michigan Public Health

Sade Richardson, MPH, MSW ’18

For Sadé Richardson, working for the University of Michigan School of Public Health feels like a full-circle moment. As the director of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Public Health Practice, she leads some of the influential programs she engaged with as an undergraduate student and later as a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education.