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photo: David Kim

David Kim

Dr. Kim wrote his dissertation on “Developing a novel framework and metrics of economic evaluation in the presence of heterogeneity” before graduating in 2016. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center.   read more...


photo: Susan Hernandez - Postdoctoral Fellow, Veterans Health Administration

Susan Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez worked closely with her Chair, Dr. Paul Hebert, to complete her dissertation "Assessing organizational characteristics for effective patient-centered health system reform and innovation" before graduating in 2015. Dr. Hernandez currently works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).   read more...


photo: Carolina Mejia, Gender & M&E Technical Advisor & Research Associate, UNC (Chapel Hill)

Carolina Mejia

Dr. Carolina Mejia pursued an area of emphasis in Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Working with her faculty advisor, Dr. Diane Martin, Dr. Mejia completed her dissertation "Geography, mobility, work venue and other risk factors associated with sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Peru" before graduating from the program in 2010. Dr. Mejia is currently working as a Gender, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Advisor and Research Associate at UNC Chapel Hill.   read more...

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photo: Emily Dolan - Director of Applied Research, ASPCA

Emily Dolan

Dr. Dolan pursued an area of emphasis in Evaluation Sciences, and worked closely with Dr. Bonnie McGregor to complete her dissertation, “Potential biobehavioral mediators of the relationship between predisposing factors and health outcomes in women,” before graduating in 2009. At present, Dr. Dolan works as Director of Applied Research for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.   read more...


photo: Katherine Blondon - Junior Faculty, University Hospitals of Geneva

Katherine Blondon

Dr. Katherine Blondon began her studies in the Health Services PhD program in 2011. Dr. Blondon pursued an area of emphasis in Evaluation of Patient-Focused Technologies, and worked closely with Dr. Wanda Pratt and Dr. James Ralston to complete her dissertation, “The potential for improving care in diabetes through mobile devices, patient empowerment and financial incentives,” before graduating in 2013. At present, Dr. Blondon works as a junior faculty in the Medical Directorate of the University Hospit   read more...


photo: Sara Tamers (2010)

Sara Tamers - Health Research Scientist, Centers for Disease Control

Sara L. Tamers, PhD, MPH, began her studies in the Health Services PhD program in 2007.   read more...