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Alumni Notes


Nicole Cheetham, MHS '97, is the director of the International Division of Advocates for Youth, a nonprofit organization that implements and promotes programs and policies that help young people around the world make responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. In sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean she oversees programs that focus on youth-led advocacy, life skills education, community mobilization and parent-child communication, as well as a U.S.-based youth council that advocates for science-based family planning policies for youth.

Mark Danese, PhD '99, MHS '98, is president of Outcomes Insights, Inc., his five-year-old epidemiology and health economics consulting company. The business is based in Southern California and has five full-time and three part-time employees.

Zahidul Huque, MBBS, DrPH '98, MPH '83, was appointed as the country representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Jakarta, Indonesia, after working in Indonesia and Sudan.

Chaloupka James, PhD, MHS '97, is currently employed as an associate medical director at BGB New York, a pharmaceutical marketing and medical communications agency.

Andrea Kalfoglou, PhD '99, contributed a chapter to Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, which has received favorable reviews from American Scientist and The Scientist. She is a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH '94, is editor of Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (CRC Press, Boca Raton), which is scheduled for publication in January. The text provides evidence for food interventions and toxicant prevention in public health practice.

Mark Krushat, ScD '92, MPH, retired from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2005 and now consults to several organizations and teaches statistics as an adjunct associate professor at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Deven McGraw, MPH '95, is the new Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, D.C., where he promotes workable privacy and security policies and practices for health information.

Stephen Nurse-Findlay, MPH '99, recently completed an MBA in international organization management at HEC in Geneva, Switzerland. A pediatrician by training, he is now based in Geneva and has done consulting work at the UNFPA and the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Secretariat at the WHO. He recently began a consulting project with the Program Funding Team of the Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations (GAVI).

Fadia Shaya, PhD '94, is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She has launched a new public-private partnership program in Baltimore, the Maryland Men's CardioVascular Promotion Program, which is based on the propagation of cardiovascular medication and health information through social networks.

Craig Thorne, MD, MPH '96, was promoted to vice president and medical director responsible for overseeing employee health and wellness initiatives at Erickson Retirement Communities.

Mindy Wyttenbach-Lindsey, PhD, MHS '99, was named executive director of the Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., in August.

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