Student Profiles

Meet some of our students

Get to know our students and learn what brought them to Brown.

Kelsey Bala

Kelsey Bala

“Once I started doing internships in doctors’ offices, I noticed that there was a huge focus on treatment, rather than prevention. I felt like there was more I could be doing to help kids before they get sick.”

Student Profile, Hassenfeld Summer Scholar Alumni Spotlight, June 2021

Enyonam Odoom

Enyonam Odoom

“The more I looked into it, the more I liked public health. I talked to public health scholars and learned of the many possibilities within the field.”

Student Profile, Continuum Magazine, Spring 2021

Abdullah Shihipar

Abdullah Shihipar

“There’s an immense responsibility and opportunity right now for people to use their degrees in a way that helps others.”

Student Profile, News from Brown, May 2020

Ashleigh LoVette

Ashleigh LoVette

“In the School of Public Health, you have room and a little bit of independence that’s needed to help you grow as a scholar, but you also have the support to help you move through those processes.”

Student Profile, Continuum Magazine, Spring 2020

Shekinah Fashaw, MSPH

Shekinah Fashaw

“There are other ways to incentive home care agencies and other health services to serve disadvantaged populations.”

Doctoral Student Profile, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2019

Joyce Pak

Joyce Pak

Working with the Rhode Island Department of Health, Brown MPH student Joyce Pak is interviewing hospital and other critical facility managers to inform a real-time computer model of storm consequences.

Student Profile, News from Brown, August 2019

Spenser Anderson

Spenser Anderson

“Often when people think of ways to improve the lives of children with asthma, they fixate upon inhalers; a few puffs and poof your asthma symptoms disappear, right? Well, the solution is much more complex and requires experts from multiple fields to work together.”

Masters candidate Profile, Continuum Magazine, Spring 2019

Hannah Ziobrowski

Hannah Ziobrowski

“Epidemiology allows me to incorporate my skills and interests in psychiatry, health, math, data analysis, and writing,”

Student Profile, School of Public Health website

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen

Brown graduate student Kevin Nguyen earned a competitive national fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support his research aimed at building healthier and more equitable communities.

Student Profile, News from Brown, March 2019

Sarah Eltinge

Sarah Eltinge

Sarah’s thesis investigated whether a behavioral economics measure called the Alcohol Purchase Task, which provides a way for measuring a person's demand for alcohol, also moderated the drug's efficacy.

Student Profile, School of Public Health website

Maurice Hajjar

Maurice Hajjar

“What we know is that patients are more likely to adhere to discharge instructions if they are contacted after their visit, but contact via telephone is often unfeasible for high-volume emergency departments.”

Student Profile, School of Public Health website

Reuben Horace

Reuben Horace

“It is becoming apparent that we need medical professionals who know, understand, and can take a multi-faceted approach to medicine in order to meet the growing demands of communities.”

Student Profile, School of Public Health website

Geetika Kalloo

Geetika Kalloo

“My dissertation looks at exposure to environmental chemicals during pregnancy and the impacts that might have on outcomes right at birth, like how big the baby is, how big their head is, etc. because all of these are indicators of future growth and development.”

Doctoral Student Profile, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2018

Gerardo Arteaga

Gerardo Arteaga, AB

“I've learned a lot about the need to advocate for health policy that ensures every person has access to physical activity opportunities and healthy food within their communities.”

Undergraduate Student Profile, 2017

Ashley Lowery

Ashley Lowery

Due to the subjective nature of social norms, differences are often observed between people’s evaluations of their attitudes or feelings and how they perceive others to feel.

Masters Student Profile, Continuum Magazine, Spring 2016

Adedotun Ogunbajo

Adedotun Ogunbajo

“I hope to apply skills learned during the fellowship to understanding how policy impacts people living with HIV around the world.”

Student Profile, News from Brown, September 2016