Health Care

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.

Nicholas Streicher

Alumnus melds compassion with public health at Medstar Health

Nicholas Streicher, MD, MPH ’20

For Nicholas Streicher, MD, MPH ’20, who earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the path to a career in medicine was paved not only with the tangible tools of the trade but also with the intangible qualities of sensitivity, compassion and understanding.

Soumik Purkayastha

Finding inspiration at the intersection of public health and data science

Soumik Purkayastha, MS ’21, PhD ’24

A native of India, Soumik Purkayastha, MS ’21, PhD ’24, first made a connection with the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2005 when he was in fourth grade. Now, Purkayastha will graduate in May with a PhD in Biostatistics from the Department of Biostatistics at Michigan Public Health. After graduation, Purkayastha will join the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor in the fall.

Andrea Kennedy

Public health chooses undergraduate student as a means to change

Andrea Kennedy, BS ’24

Andrea Kennedy, BS ’24, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. After graduation, she will move to Chicago to work at Pathstone Partners, a management consulting firm that works with healthcare organizations to improve financial and operational performance without compromising the quality of patient care.

Matthew Hernandez

Staying grounded: Building public health skills for local impact

Matthew Hernandez, MPH ’24

Matthew Hernandez, MPH ’24, became interested in learning about the foundations of public health with the goal of being able to contribute to public health research. Through the online MPH program in Population and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, he said he’s gained the necessary skills to achieve those research goals.

Jonathan Amos with US Capitol in the background

COVID-19 experience influences career in health policy and equity

Jonathan Amos, MPH ’24

Jonathan Amos, MPH ’24, has had a longstanding interest in social policy and politics. It was their initial experience as a professional navigating the complex US healthcare system that led them to understand the importance of health policy and public health to improve lives and advance equity. Amos will graduate in May with a Master of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.