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Executive MPH Student News

February 01, 2023
by Jane E. Dee

The Yale School of Public Health Executive MPH program is designed for working professionals. The innovative, two-year hybrid program blends the convenience of online education with onsite training in management and leadership skills. Below are updates from EMPH students.

Sam Chandan, PhD, EMPH ’23, a professor at NYU Stern, located the Broad Street pump in London during a recent trip. Physician John Snow famously identified the Broad Street pump as a source of contaminated water during a severe outbreak of cholera in 1854 that killed 616 people. The outbreak is remembered for Snow’s hypothesis that germ-contaminated water was the source of cholera. Chandan is director of the NYU Stern Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance as well as a professor in NYU Stern’s finance department.

Nathan Earl, EMPH ‘24, co-authored the paper, "Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Males: A Pilot Training with Law Enforcement," in the journal Criminal Justice Studies. The paper was a deliverable of Earl’s work with Kristi House, a children’s advocacy center in Miami, Fla. The paper “highlights the importance of education and training for law enforcement, as many have not received any,” Earl explained. “Early identification is key to recovery and resource provision for males impacted by commercialized sexual violence trafficking.

“At Kristi House, we are committed to measuring and analyzing our work to enable us to evaluate outcomes and share what we learn within the field. We are proud to have distinguished research partners at Florida International University and the University of Miami who guide this work and enable the dissemination of our findings through peer-reviewed journals,” Earl added.

Congratulations to Pierre Theodore, EMPH ‘24, on his new position as executive director of Health Equity and Patient Impact with Genentech-Roche Pharmaceuticals. The role reports into the executive committee for the global company. The position gives Pierre an important platform for ensuring availability and accessibility of therapies worldwide.

Ronaldo Verian, EMPH ’23, is the incoming president of the University of Santo Tomas Nurses Association International, Inc (USTNAI). The USTNAI plans to conduct “Alay ng Puso sa Siquijor,” (Gift from the Heart to Siquijor), a medical, surgical, dental, and humanitarian outreach mission. Verian will lead a team of physicians, nurses, dentists, and volunteers and assure the success of the mission. The goal is to provide free medical, dental, and surgical consultation and treatment as well as cataract screening and surgery to the underprivileged communities of the island of Siquijor, Philippines. The group also plans to construct a toilet for students with disabilities at the Siquijor Integrated School.

During the wildfires south of Portland, Oregon, in September 2020, Dr. Leah Werner, EMPH ’24, cared for patients with respiratory ailments, as well as her son who has asthma. “Watching firsthand the impact of climate change on my community has inspired me to action,” Werner said. Werner, an assistant professor of family medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, told her local news that children are not yet adept at thermoregulation, leaving them vulnerable to health issues due to climate change.

Submitted by Jane E. Dee on February 02, 2023