Alumni Notes


Melissa Adomako, MPH ‘17, relocated to Washington, DC and joined the American International Health Alliance as a Program Coordinator for Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Arielle Carpenter, BA/MPH ’11,married Dr. Jonathan Rogg, MD ‘09, on December 16 in Deerfield Beach, FL. The couple currently resides in Houston, TX where Arielle is Healthcare Innovation Lead at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute and Jonathan is Emergency Physician, Associate Director of Emergency Department Operations at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Karin Christianson, MS/MPH ’16, joined the Food and Agricultural Organization at their Regional Office for Africa in Accra, Ghana, as a Program Officer in the Division of Partnerships and South-South Cooperation, responsible for facilitating partnerships with non-state actors across the region.

Meghan Dinh, MPH ’13, is now Communications Manager at Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Health Policy in Oakland, CA in August.

Kimberly Haddad, JD/MPH ’08, was recognized as a 2017 Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools.

Lisa Jane Jacobson, MD/MPH ’91, is an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University at Buffalo. She is leading curriculum development as Vice Chair for Medical Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum at the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Kathy Kong, MPH ’15, along with three other anesthesiologists, presented an MGH clinical quality improvement poster in the Patient Safety and Practice Management session of the 2017 American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference in Boston.

Vanessa Lynskey, MPH ’14, relocated to Ann Arbor to pursue an MBA at the Michigan Ross School of Business. She plans to focus her studies and applied experiences in the social innovation space, specifically the intersection of entrepreneurship, social impact, and innovative tools like design thinking.

Laszlo Madaras, MD/MPH ’93, became the Co-Chief Medical Officer of the Migrant Clinicians Network in January, a 30+ year old organization based in Austin, TX that helps the mobile poor get access to healthcare locally and when crossing borders. He was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine in October where he teaches medical, PAs and NP students at the Summit Health campus.

Carolyn Panzarella, MS/MPH ’17, is now a Senior Analyst at PepsiCo in their Global Public Policy department. In this role she is developing and supporting cross-sector partnerships to aid PepsiCo in their portfolio transformation to improve access to PepsiCo’s healthier products and incentivize consumers to lead healthier lives, all the while helping to mitigate the regulatory risk facing the company. She is based in New York City.

Erica Raine, MPH ’11, is partially retired from clinical social work practice as she often travels to Ajo, AZ to visit her daughter, her husband and grandson. She continues to study and consult on behavioral health as a public health issue. Her current interests include the role of reduced dopamine in depression, and the health benefits of the various parts of the drum stick tree (moringa) which grows in desert climates and has been used to purify water and prevent malnutrition.

Katherine Round, MPH ’17, joined athenahealth in Watertown, MA, where she works on their hospital interoperability team helping bring EMR services to critical access hospitals across the country.

Sara Suter, MPH ’16, works as a Mental Health Care Partner for the Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration (PCBHI) program at Cambridge Health Alliance, providing brief interventions through warm hand-offs on-site, creating action plans for behavior change, and connecting patients to appropriate mental health services and resources.

Jennifer Truong, MPH ’08, joined Constellation Pharmaceuticals as their Clinical Trial Manager working on epigenetic targets and oncology drugs.

MS-Health Communication

Mardia Coleman, MS-HCOM ’14, is part of the consulting team of Goldman, Coleman and Sklar which published a paper in June, “Reaching Beyond Patient-Centered Medical Home Walls: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of A Community Health Team Intervention.” This paper provides findings and lessons learned for others planning to implement a CHT program.

Narita Ghumman, MS-HCOM ’07, moved back to her hometown of Seattle where she now works as a Healthcare Marketing Manager at ADURO.

Sara Rattigan, MS-HCOM ’09, is now Communications Director for the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, a creative online multi-media platform to reduce stigma and increase conversations about the mental health and emotional well-being of children, teens, and young adults.

Joelle Zaslow, MS-HCOM ’15, is now Communications Specialist for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Research Institute.


Barbar Khokhar, MD/MBA ’07, was appointed the inaugural Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Yale Medicine and the Vice-Chair of Operations for the Department of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine. In his new role he has developed the Yale Clinical Optimization Services (YCOS), a team of process improvement specialists implementing clinical redesign and quality improvement programs. As the CCTO he also oversees population health and clinical innovation endeavors for the institution. In his new roles he hopes to improve the patient and physician/provider experience.

Lisa Levine, MD/MBA ’05, is the CEO of The MAVEN Project (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) located in Watertown, MA. If there are any physicians interested in volunteering and participating in a fun, easy and meaningful experience, please contact her at

Rahul Sharma, MD/MBA ’01, was selected to receive the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award and was recognized at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly on October 28th in Washington, DC.

Amit Sura, MD/MBA ’08, and his wife Esha Gupta are living in southern CA. They welcomed their first child Rayan, 18 months. Amit is an Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he also serves as the fellowship program director.

Robert Tanouye, MD/MBA ’11, completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at New York Presbyterian/University Hospitals at Columbia and Cornell in 2015 and is an Attending Physician at NYP/Cornell and NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital. He was recently appointed to Assistant Director of NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital’s Emergency Department. He helped lead the Healthcare Leadership and Management Scholars program–an immersive summer experience for Weill Cornell Medical students aspiring to become future healthcare leaders–and are recruiting for their inaugural class of Healthcare Leadership and Management Fellowship–a Fellowship for recent Emergency Medicine Residency graduates seeking opportunities to lead in hospital setting.

MS- Pain Research, Education and Policy

Jessica Peck-Lindsey, MS-PREP ’12, has expanded her Acupuncture practice and is now collaborating with an herbalist, TCTSY trauma sensitive yoga practitioner, and a massage therapist. She is also currently enrolled in the certificate program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline.

Physician Assistant

Jennifer Kish, PA ’17, is an Orthopedic PA with the Vermont Orthopedic Clinic, a division of the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, VT. She married fellow Tufts alumnus Charlie Hopkins on September 16th in Keene Valley, NY.

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