School of Medicine

Public Health

Staff

Anne Berger

Anne Berger

Title:  Administrative Assistant

Anne is the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Public Health. Her job responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Associate Chiefs, as well as other faculty and staff, organizing room reservations, and maintaining travel and conference arrangements.
Jesse Bliss

Jesse Bliss

Title:  Research Associate

Jesse manages the Disaster Public Health program within the Division of Public Health. Jesse earned his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and is currently a Public Health PhD student. As former Assistant Dean and Executive Director for the Office of Public Heath Practice at Loma Linda, Jesse is experienced in applied public health community-engaged education, research and practice.
Jenna Christensen

Jenna Christensen

Title:  Administrative Manager

Jenna is an Administrative Manager in the Division of Public Health and is the Associate Director for the Utah Area Health Education (AHEC) Program. She works to prepare health professionals to provide care in underserved rural and urban communities and transform health systems to enhance patient, clinic, and population outcomes. Jenna earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and is working towards a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Courtney DeMond

Courtney DeMond

Title:  Administrative Manager

Courtney is an Administration Manager for the Division of Public Health. She is responsible for the administration and management of all Public Health program operations including education, budgeting, financial operations, development, communication, and human resources. Courtney earned her MBA from Concordia University Chicago. She has several years of experience in management, leadership, administrative duties, academic advising, public relations and event coordinating.
Autumn Henson

Autumn Henson

Title:  Biostatistician

Autumn is a Biostatistician on Dr. Qeadan’s research team and provides statistical analysis and programming support. She earned her bachelor’s degree in statistics and economics from Utah State University in May 2019.
Julie Koldewyn

Julie Koldewyn

Title:  Program Coordinator

Julie Koldewyn, MS, is the Program Coordinator for the Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. She coordinates the design, development, and delivery of statewide programs for the Utah AHEC – including ongoing program assessment and improvement. She is passionate about community outreach and is excited to bring this experience to her role with Utah AHEC. Julie earned her Master’s degree in Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management from Utah State University.
Layla Lincoln

Layla Lincoln

Title:  Research Assistant/Analyst

Layla Lincoln is working as a Research Assistant and Analyst in the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Laboratory for Dr. Baron. Layla has a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Pamela Lyon

Pamela Lyon

Title:  Administrative Program Coordinator

Pam is an Administrative Program Coordinator within the Division of Public Health. She coordinates all Global Health activities for Division faculty and staff. In conjunction with the Associate Director of Research, she manages the Division’s Learning Abroad program logistics. She also provides administrative support to the Division of Public Health Associate Chiefs.
Lauren Manzione

Lauren Manzione

Title:  Research Analyst

Lauren Manzione is a Research Analyst on Dr. Azagba's research team. She completed a BA in Communication from the University of Utah in 2013 and received her MPH from Brigham Young University in 2019.
Hailey McCormick

Hailey McCormick

Title:  Academic Advisor

Hailey is the Academic Advisor to the Doctoral Students and the Masters of Statistics in Biostatistics programs offered through the Division of Public Health. Hailey earned her MPA from Southern Utah University. She coordinates all aspects of the students educational programs, initial advising, admissions, graduation, and departmental course management.
Anne Randall

Anne Randall

Title:  ´╗┐Adminstrative Officer

Anne is the Administrative Officer for the Division of Public Health. She is responsible for financial and research support to the division faculty members, and senior administrative managers. She will assist with grant preparation, budget monitoring, and research inventory.
Forrest Rhinehart

Forrest Rhinehart

Title:  Program Assistant

Forrest is the Program Assistant for the Division of Public Health. She provides secretarial and administrative support to faculty and staff. Her responsibilities include managing calendars, accounts payable, supply orders, lists, minutes, and assisting with travel and event planning as needed. She earned her BA in Communication and International Studies from the University of Utah.
Andrew Rivera

Andrew Rivera

Title:  Clinical Research Coordinator

Andrew “Andy” Rivera is working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Laboratory for Dr. Baron. He coordinates recruitment, scheduling study visits, and the collection of study samples and data. Andy earned his BS from the University of Utah and plans to apply for medical school.
April Sanders-Aboulila

April Sanders-Aboulila

Title:  Program Manager

April is the Program Manager for the Division of Public Health. April oversees all academic programs in the division, including the MPH programs at the University of Utah Asia campus and the Ensign College of Public Health. April is currently completing her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. She obtained her Master of Science in Academic Advising from Kansas State University in 2015.
Lingpeng (Andrew) Shan

Lingpeng (Andrew) Shan

Title:  Biostatistician

Lingpeng Shan is a Biostatistician on Dr. Azagba’s research team and provides statistical analysis and programming support. He received his MS in Biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University in 2018.
Nirupma Singh

Nirupma Singh

Title:  Research Analyst

Nirupma is involved in several projects under the Office of Cooperative Reproductive Health and Neurobehavior HOME program with UNI. Additionally, she helps with the study abroad program (BPCCDP-India) run by the division in India. Nirupma received a dual Master of Public Health and Health Administration from the University of Utah in 2011.
Kelsey Townsend

Kelsey Townsend

Title:  Academic Advisor

Kelsey is an Academic Advisor to the students in the Masters of Public Health and MPH Joint Degree programs offered through the Division of Public Health. She coordinates all aspects of student education programs including recruiting, admissions, advising, and graduation. Kelsey earned her Master’s degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.