2006-2008 COHORT

MORGEN ALEXANDER-YOUNG

Morgen received her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her placement with the Milwaukee Health Department where she conducted research to determine the methods used by Milwaukee-area birthing hospitals to identify chronic carriers of hepatitis B who are giving birth at the hospital, and the actions taken to prevent perinatal transmission. Morgen also worked with the health department's division of Maternal and Child Health to develop and implement programs to address infant mortality and child neglect. Preceptor: Jill Paradowski

Post Fellowship: Morgen is Associate Director of Protocol Operations at Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

CASEY SCHUMANN

Casey Schumann received her MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Population Health Sciences. Casey was placed in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health's Bureau of Communicable Disease and Preparedness, both with the AIDS/HIV and Communicable Disease Epidemiology programs. Her contributions included leading a workgroup on preparedness for an outbreak of the pandemic flu and conducting research to determine risk factors for multiple drug resistant Salmonellainfections. Preceptor: James Vergeront

Post Fellowship: Casey is an Epidemiologist with the AIDS/HIV Program of the Department of Health Services in Madison, WI.

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SABRINA SMILEY

Sabrina Smiley received her MPH from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. She completed her placement with the Milwaukee Health Department and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. During her Fellowship, Sabrina helped to develop recommendations for decreasing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy in Milwaukee zip codes with the highest STI morbidity and teen pregnancy rates. She also worked with the Young Women of Color Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisory Council to develop and evaluate an intervention incorporating music and movement into formal and informal discussions with young women of color to promote responsible sexual behavior and prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Sabrina served on a research team that conducted research that was published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal on barriers to health among the medically underserved in Milwaukee. Preceptor: Nancy Lindfors

Post Fellowship: Sabrina Smiley is completing her doctorate in Sociology at Howard University in Washington, DC.

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JESSICA TOBIN

Jessie Tobin received her MPH from the University of Washington's School of Public Health. She completed her placement at the Milwaukee-based Center for Resilient Cities (formerly the Urban Open Space Foundation). During her Fellowship, Jessie worked with neighborhood organizations in Milwaukee’s Central City on community wide health promotion and disease prevention efforts, including initiatives to improve nutrition and increase physical activity opportunities in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Jessie also wrote a number of successful grant proposals that helped build on these community coalition activities. Preceptor: Marcia Caton Campbell

Post Fellowship: Jessie is a Program Manager at the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance, Milwaukee, WI.

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MELISSA UMLAND OLSON

Melissa Umland Olson received her MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Population Health Sciences. Melissa was placed with the Southern Regional Office of the Division of Public Health, where she was engaged with a range of training and technical assistance activities with state and local public health. This included responding to public health emergencies such as floods, monitoring local preparedness exercises, conducting vaccine program site visits, and preparing epidemiological data for counties' health needs assessments. Preceptor: Mary Young

Post Fellowship: Melissa is an Oral Health Epidemiologist with the Department of Health Services in Madison, WI.