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These MHA and MHA/MBA students welcome your questions and look forward to talking with you about their programs.


Ilham Abdi
MHA - 2020
Ohio State University


Jennifer Andrews
MHA - 2020
Union College


Kaleb Behanna
MHA - 2020
Pennsylvania State University


Umeka Ganjoo
MHA (Part-Time) - 2021
University of Pittsburgh


Erika Garrison
MHA/MBA - 2020
College of William & Mary


Malena Hirsch
MHA/MBA - 2021
University Of Cincinnati


Emily Joseph
MHA - 2020
Ohio State University


Tiger Litam
MHA - 2020
Ohio State University


Sydney Pack
MHA - 2020
University of Arkansas


Ritu Pathak
MHA - 2020
University of Pittsburgh


Kathy Shabalov
MHA - 2020
Georgetown University


Lydia Tiguert
MHA - 2020
Wayne State University


Mike Whalen
MHA - 2020
University of Michigan


MHA Student News

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Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition 

Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition

Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), Ilham Abdi (MHA '20), and Terrance Litam (MHA '20) took top honors in NAHSE's case competition held in Washington, DC. Competing among 29 teams representing the nation's top programs, the Pitt students developed a plan to address the health care needs of San Francisco'... (10/14/2019)
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Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar  

Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar

"Being a Dawn Gideon Scholar helped me feel like HPM was a great fit for me. [At the] annual golf outing...I was surrounded by inspiring women and men in the healthcare field, and I just felt right at home. I was energized by the stories that I heard. It made me excited for what I can learn and con... (07/16/2019)
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Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar 

Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar

"The Dawn Gideon Foundation has done a lot of work to expose the scholars to people who knew Dawn Gideon and it's been really wonderful to hear about her impact on their lives, whether they've been people that she's personally mentored or just her close friends...It's been wonderful to get to know ... (07/16/2019)
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Four public health students chosen as 2019-20 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows 

Four public health students chosen as 2019-20 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows

Four Pitt Public Health students have been selected as 2019-20 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows. Inngide Osirus and Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie of IDM and Yamira Bell and Ariel Snell of the MMPH program will participate for a full year of experiential learning and direct service addressing the needs of d... (05/05/2019)
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Pitt Public Health students gain "invaluable' experience during NAHSE case competition 

Pitt Public Health students gain "invaluable' experience during NAHSE case competition

The NAHSE case competition is a scholarship program for students in health administration, business administration and public health. The team members were ABBY MONYEI (HPM '19), KEXIN CHEN (HPM '19) and DEBORAH WOKPETAH (HPM '20). "They really enjoyed the opportunity to develop their competencies ... (10/30/2018)
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Pitt Public Health students compete, Roman wins prize in Robbins Case Competition 

Pitt Public Health students compete, Roman wins prize in Robbins Case Competition

The 4th Annual Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management is a forum for master’s-level students to participate in a national case competition in health care management with a distinct financial/quantitative emphasis. EVAN ROMAN (HPM '19) CHANDLER CAUFIELD (HPM '20), and JUSTIN TAYLOR (HPM '... (10/30/2018)
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John Cordier and team won the Global Business Challenge 

John Cordier and team won the Global Business Challenge

After winning the Kuzneski Innovation Cup from the Innovation Institute for FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics), a software platform that simulates the spread of disease, mitigation strategies, & policy implications, John Cordier (HPH '19) assembled a team  on short notic... (10/25/2018)
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Meet Manasa Pallapolu (MHA '19), Hershey Scholarship Awardee 

Meet Manasa Pallapolu (MHA '19), Hershey Scholarship Awardee

Manasa Pallapolu discovered she had an interest in health care administration while on the pre-med path at Drexel University. After graduation, the Fairfax, Va., native worked as the head of medical billing at a psychiatric office, where she was exposed to “a completely different side of health care... (03/01/2018)
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