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  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
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  • Natasha R. Nau
    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
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  • Emma Odren
    Emma Odren
    MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
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  • Fratern Masika Tarimo
    Fratern Masika Tarimo
    MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
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  • Laura Keeley
    Laura Keeley
    Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
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  • Jeremy Rothwell
    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Alexandra Tarantino
    Alexandra Tarantino
    Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Janet Sheridan
    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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  • Benjamin Attia
    Benjamin Attia
    MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
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  • Wei-Ming Chen
    Wei-Ming Chen
    Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
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  • Michelle Kung
    Michelle Kung
    PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
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Contraceptive method distribution among Medicaid-enrolled women with substance use disorders.  Katie Gifford, PhD, Hira Rashid, MS, Mary Joan McDuffie, MA,  Erin Knight, PhD and Michel Boudreaux, PhD at the ACCEL Community Research Exchange Conference September 23, 2019.

Identification of Homelessness - Delaware Medicaid Recipients.  Vij Navin, MD, Mary Joan McDuffie, MA, Katie Gifford, PhD, Steve Metraux, PhD, Elizabeth Brown, MD at the ACCEL Community Research Exchange Conference September 23, 2019.

Accessing Community Databases Workshop:  Medicaid Data for Research.  Mary Joan McDuffie, MA, at the ACCEL Community Research Exchange Conference September 23, 2019.

Building state health department capacity for health equity through a racial justice framework, Erin Knight, PhDKalyn McDonough, PhD candidate, Cassandra Codes-Johnson, MPH,  Lucy Luta, MD, MPH, and, Karyl Rattay, MD, MS at the American Public Health Association Meeting, November 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Addressing community health through university-community partnerships: Evaluation challenges and early lessons learned, Erin Knight, PhD, Allison Karpyn, PhD,  Sydney Aliff-Rendon, MPA candidate; Kalyn McDonough, PhD candidate,  Henry Wolgast, MA candidate, Noel Duckworth, Rita Landgraf, and Robert Laskowski, at the American Public Health Association Meeting, November 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Health and Displacement Solution Preference among Internally Displaced Persons in Protracted Situations in Burundi: A Retrospective Analysis, Hira Rashid, PhD candidate at the American Public Health Association Meeting, November 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Structural Racism and Health: What does the evidence say? Erin K. Knight, PhD, MPH, ; Kalyn McDonough, PhD Candidate; and,  Sydney Aliff-Rendon, MPA Candidate at the Reducing Health Inequities by Addressing Structural Racism Partnership for Healthy Communities Policy Academy, Newark, DE, April 17, 2019 

The role of sport programs in a juvenile facility; a pilot study with coaches, Kalyn McDonough, PhD Candidate.  Presented at the Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, March 28-30, 2019.

Post-secondary educational assistance for foster youth in Delaware,  Melany Justice, MPA Candidate. Presented at the panel Access to Education, at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management DC Regional Student Conference at American University, Washington, DC, March 29, 2019.  

Erin Knight and Max Holdsworth

Child Poverty and SNAP, TANF and Child Care Services in Delaware by Zip Code. Max Holdsworth and Talla Cisse, Masters Candidates.  University of Delaware GIS Day, November 14, 2018.

Social Determinants of Health:  Life Expectancy and the Relationship with Race, Education and Poverty in Delaware.  Kalyn McDonough, PhD Candidate.  University of Delaware GIS Day, November 14, 2018.

Using Geographical Information Systems to Evaluate the Accessibility of Opioid Addition Treatment in the State of Delaware.  Corinne Bogan, BA Candidate.  University of Delaware GIS Day, November 14, 2018.

Association between alcohol taxes and car accidents: A UK framework. Max Holdsworth,  MPA candidate. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 13, 2018.

Associations of unintended pregnancy and postpartum contraceptive method with rapid repeat birth among Delaware's Medicaid Participants. Knight, Erin, PhD, MPHRashid, Hira, MS; McDuffie, Mary Joan, MA;  Gifford, Kathryn, PhD Boudreaux, Michel, PhDRendall, Michael, PhD. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 13, 2018.​​

Contraceptive method choice among Medicaid enrolled women living in the same household. Gifford, Kathryn, PhDMcDuffie, Mary Joan, MA; Rashid, Hira, MS;  Knight, Erin, PhD, MPHBoudreaux, Michel, PhD. Presented at the North American Forum on Family Planning, October 21, 2018.​​

Talla and Kalyn, GIS Day 2018

Contraceptive use of Delaware Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities.  McDuffie, Mary Joan, MA; Lee, Jae Chul, PhDGifford, Kathryn, PhDKnight, Erin, PhD, MPHBoudreaux, Michel, PhD. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017.​​

Dentists’ Comfort in Providing Dental Care to People with Various Types of Disabilities in Delaware. Lee, Jae Chul, PhDMcDuffie, Mary Joan, MA.  Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017.​​ 

Geographic Variation, Community Characteristics, and short and long-term contraceptive method selection by Medicaid enrolled women.  Gifford, Kathryn, PhDMcDuffie, Mary Joan, MA; Xie, Liyang, MA; Knight, Erin, PhD, MPH; Boudreaux, Michel, PhD;  Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017.​​

Katie Gifford, APHA


Postpartum LARC utilization and subsequent births among Delaware's Medicaid population. Knight, Erin, PhD, MPH; McDuffie, Mary Joan, MAGifford, Kathryn, PhDBoudreaux, Michel, PhD.  Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017.

Relationship of Oral Health Literacy with Self-Reported Oral Health Status among Delaware Adults with Disabilities in Non-Group Settings. Lee, Jae Chul, PhD; McDuffie, Mary Joan, MA. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017.​​

Geographic Variation in Medicaid Financed Contraceptive Use in Delaware.  Gifford, Kathryn, PhD; Boudreaux, Michel, PhDMcDuffie, Mary Joan, MAKnight, Erin, PhD, MPH.   Presented at Academy Health 2017 Annual Research Meeting, June 25-27, 2017.

Pregnancy, Birth and Contraceptive Use Among Delaware Medicaid Women with Disabilities.  McDuffie, Mary Joan, MAGifford, Kathryn, PhD; Lee, Jae Chul, PhD; Knight, Erin K., PhD, MPHBoudreaux, Michel, PhD.  Presented at Academy Health 2017 Annual Research Meeting, June 25-27, 2017.

​Systems Approach to Evaluation of the Delaware State Innovation Model.  Rashid, Hira, MS; Knight, Erin, PhD, MPHMcDuffie, Mary Joan, MA; Duran, Kelly, MA; Rosas, Scott, PhD.  AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference​, January​ 30-31, 2017. ​rashid, H (2017) Academy Health.pdf

Promoting Evidence-Informed Public Health Programs and Policies for Individuals with Disabilities in Delaware using Medicaid Claims Data.  Lee, Jae Chul, PhD​McDuffie, Mary ​Joan, MA.  AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, January 30-31, 2017.  Promoting evidence-informed PH programs policies AcademyHealth 2017.pdf

Mapping Poverty, Medicaid Enrollment, and Access to Medical Care in Delaware; Selections from the Center for Community Research & Service.  

Moser, Shelby, BS; Sedegui, Sonya, BS; Gifford, Kathryn, PhD., McDuffie, Mary Joan, MA; Peuquet, Steven W., PhD​Knight, Erin K., PhD, MPH; Chizeck, Seth, BS.  University of Delaware World GIS Day, November 16, 2016.

Impact of a New Emergency Department on Healthcare Utilization in a Medically Underserved Area​.  Gifford, Kathryn, PhD.   American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo,  October 29 - November 2, 2016.​​

Children in Foster Care: Cross-agency Research and Recommendations.  Gifford, Kathryn, PhD.Knight, Erin K., PhD, MPH​McDuffie, Mary Joan, MAZorc, Catherine, MD, MPH​.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo​,  October 29 - November 2, 2016.​

Health (Equity) in All PoliciesKnight, Erin K., PhD, MPHAchieving Healthy Weights in the 1st State, DE Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living​, Delaware State University and the DE Cancer Consortium; June 1, 2016. HiAP_K​night_6.1.16.pdf

Health Service Utilization of Children in Delaware Foster Care, 2013-2014Zorc, Catherine​, MD, MPH; Gifford, Katie, PhD; Knight, Erin K​., PhD, MPH; McDuffie, Mary Joan, MA. ACCEL Community Research Exchange - 2016​, May 23, 2016. ​ ​ACCEL Foster Care Presentation.pdf

​​Delaware's Children in Foster Care – Health Service Utilization​​. Zorc, Catherine​, MD, MPH and Gifford, Katie, PhD.  Delaware Health Care Commission; May 5, 2016.  Foster Care Health Care Commission.pdf

Building state capacity for health equity: A guide for health practitioners and partnersKnight, Erin​ K., PhD, MPH; Codes-Johnson, Cassandra, MPA; Ransford, Gabrielle.  Amer​ican Public Health Association Conference,​ November 4, 2015.

​​​Premature Mortality among Public Mental Health Clients Enrolled in Medicaid​. Papas, Mia., PhD;  McDuffie, Mary Joan, MA; Gifford, Katie, PhD, Mazade, Noel, Botticello, Amanda, PhD;  Tulsky, David, PhD; Pohlig, Ryan​, PhD;  Gallucci,Gerald, PhD; Ame​​rican Public Health Association Conference,​ November 4, 2015.​

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