2015 Vanderbilt Master of Public Health, Global Health Track Graduates
The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a two-year interdisciplinary program offered through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The Global Health track is designed to educate innovative and effective public health professionals in the development and management of effective global health initiatives, to contribute to sound public health policies and practices, and to engage in meaningful partnerships with communities.
Amma Bosompem, M.S., M.P.H.
Amma fulfilled her practicum project at the Metro Public Health Departments’ Tuberculosis Clinic with a focus on the intersection of refugee resettlement in Davidson County and tuberculosis elimination efforts of the state. Her thesis was on latent tuberculosis infection treatment among this population. She is currently working on a research study at Vanderbilt and continues to be involved with the refugee community in Nashville.
Mary DeAgostino-Kelly, M.D., M.P.H.
Mary completed a joint M.D. /M.P.H. program at Vanderbilt. Her residency will commence at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in obstetrics and gynecology. She is interested in women’s health and gender inequality in the U.S. and abroad. For her practicum, Dr. DeAgostino served as a director of Shade Tree Clinic, and her thesis focused on sex differences among patients in the NUSTART study, specifically looking at responses of malnourished HIV patients to nutritional supplements during antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania and Zambia.
Caleb Hayes, M.P.H.
Caleb traveled to Guatemala for his practicum to evaluate an electronic medical records system at the Primeros Pasos clinic. He completed his thesis on self-management of type 2 diabetes among Latinos in Nashville. In the fall of 2015, Caleb will begin the Master of the Arts in Latin American Studies Program at Vanderbilt and pursue his interest in health project implementation and management in Latin American countries.
Paula McIntyre, M.S., M.P.H.
Paula conducted both her MPH practicum and her thesis research on needs assessment in Hispaniola. She worked at a rural clinic in Haiti and focused on multidimensional poverty in the Dominican Republic. She acted as the co-chair of the 2015 Global Health Case Competition, and served as a Graduate Assistant at VIGH in the education and training department.
Cristin Quinn, M.D., M.P.H.
For her practicum, Dr. Quinn’s served as a director of the Shade Tree Clinic, and worked with the nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in their mobile clinic. For her thesis, she evaluated the comprehensiveness of HIV care and laboratory services available within the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) consortium. She is staying at Vanderbilt for her pediatrics residency.
Scott Revey, M.A., M.P.H.
With an eye on the policies that produce inequity in the delivery of care, Scott produced a full needs assessment of health delivery systems for Tennessee’s refugee and immigrant populations at the Tennessee Department of Health. He is working as an advisor to small business owners on managing the growing needs and resources in Tennessee’s expanding Latino population.
Elizabeth Rose, M.P.H.
In collaboration with faculty from the University of Guyana and Vanderbilt, Elizabeth assisted in the development of the country’s first Master of Public Health Program. Her research thesis focused on the determinants of malnutrition in Mozambique. In addition, she served as co-chair of the 2015 Global Health Case Competition.
Andrew Wu, M.D., M.P.H.
For Dr. Wu’s practicum, he assessed the burden of chronic disease among refugees at a local primary care clinic and worked on various public health projects in China. His thesis on viral diseases among children in rural Peru will be submitted for publication. Andrew’s residency in combined medicine and pediatrics will be completed at the University of Minnesota.