Alumni News Spring/Summer 2016

APRYL BROWN (HSM MPH ‘00) has been elected to serve as the 2015-17 president for the American Public Health Association Black Caucus of Health Workers.

JAMES DUAH (EPI MPH ’13) was featured in in the Institute of International Education annual report as an example of a participant in the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program who has used his education to drastically improve the lives of people in his home country. Duah works is the chief operations director and medical superintendent at King’s Medical Centre in Ghana where his team was successful in significantly reducing maternal death in 2015.

THOMAS A. FARLEY (EPI MPH ’91) was appointed commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Health. Farley previously held the same position in New York City. In addition to being an alumnus, Farley is also a former chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences and the former director of the Tulane University Prevention Research Center.

JASON MILLER (MPH ’00), CEO of The Bridgeway, was featured in Arkansas Business on describing The Biggest Myths of Mental Health.

ENJOLI DeGRASSE PARSON (EHS MSPH ‘08) was honored by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) with the John J. Bloomfield Award, which recognizes a young industrial hygienist who pursues the problem of occupational health hazards by primarily doing fieldwork and demonstrates significant contribution to the profession. She works for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and serves on the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Social Concerns Committee.

In Memoriam SpringSummer 2016

BRANNON RANEY (TRMD MPHTM ’03) specializes in infectious diseases at Kaiser Parmanente Moanalua Medical Center.

CARLOS RENTAS, JR (GEHS MPH ’00) is president, senior partner, and industrial hygiene consultant at Innovative Solutions in EH&S Program Management in Flushing, NY.

MONIKA ROY (GEHS MSPH ’16) returned to Haiti for six months after graduating from SPHTM in December 2015. She had previously lived there for two and a half years prior to starting her master’s program at Tulane. She has been working for SOIL, an ecological sanitation organization that thermophilically composts human waste to sell and conducts sanitation education and awareness programs. She will be starting a doctoral program at the UMass-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences in Environmental Health Sciences this fall.

NIKITA SMITH (MCH MPH ’04) has joined Adventist Health Physicians Network in Hanford as a family nurse practitioner.

WALTER SUAREZ (INHL MPH ‘88) was honored with the 2015 Sullivan Award from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange. Suarez is executive director of Health IT Strategy and Policy for Kaiser Parmanente.