Alumni Profiles archive

Meet some of our alumni

An archive of alumni profiles


Chima Ndumele

Chima Ndumele, MPH, Ph.D.

“How do you reconcile what’s happening in the community, and what the community needs, with what’s happening in the State House, or in Washington? Brown helped me to connect those two worlds.”

Alumni Profile, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2019


Clara Berridge

Clara Berridge, Ph.D.

“I study the social aspects of aging and the tensions between care and control ... there had been very little research on how older adults experienced these systems in practice, which really surprised me given the potential power shift they represent.”

Alumni Profile, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2019


Marissa Hauptman

Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH’07

“Each week, clinically, I see and treat children affected by childhood lead poisoning among other environmental exposures from Massachusetts and neighboring New England states.”

Alumni Profile, Continuum Magazine, Spring 2019


Allegra Scharff

Allegra Scharff MPH’17

“Remember that, MPH or not, the community knows the problems and has the solutions, so take the time to listen, to build relationships, and learn from them first.”

Alumni Profile, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2018


Mya Roberson

Mya Roberson, AB’16

“I’m a black, first-generation college graduate from a low-income Appalachian community in Pennsylvania. It was statistically unlikely that I would complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. It was even less likely that I would further my education beyond that.”

Op-ed in The New York Times, May 23, 2018


Andriy Chybisov

Andriy Chybisov MPH ’17

“The goal is to create a critical mass of NGOs that can successfully work with their governments in fighting cancer and meeting the overwhelming demand for quality prevention and care that the over-strained health systems are unable to meet.”

Alumni Profile, Continuum Magazine, Winter 2018


Larry Warner

Larry Warner ’97, MPH ’13

“I’ve been listening to the leaders of state, local and community-based organizations to learn from their experiences and perspectives, and to think about what resources and conversations are needed to continue to improve health in Rhode Island.”

Alumni Profile, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2016


Nicole Alexander-Scott

Nicole Alexander-Scott MD, MPH ’11

Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH '11, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, speaks about the agenda and direction of the department. Alexander-Scott was appointed Director by Governor Gina Raimondo early in 2015, and has since launched a multi-faceted initiative to eliminate health inequality across Rhode Island.

Interview, Taubman Center for Public Policy, January 2016