Spring/Summer 2018

Welcome to e-Mailman, our newsletter produced twice a year, written by alumni, for alumni.

Learn about alumni happenings at and outside of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health from "Hot Topics" to knowing the inside scoops, to alumni profiles where you can learn what your fellow alumni are working on as leaders in public health.  Click to visit the different topics on the left.

If you are interested in writing an article and/or joining the e-mailman committee please contact Kim Peters, Sr. Associate Director, Alumni Engagement at kp2697@columbia.edu

A special thanks to our amazing alumni e-mailman committee for all their contributions, and to Hannah Rosenzweig for her editing.

E-mailman Committee Chair: Amy Osorio 
Committee Members: Alison Blicharz; Anette Wu; Kathleen A. Crowley; Hannah Rosenzweig; Jennifer Fearon; Jessie Schutt-Aine; Nina Rothschild; Stacey Cameron 

Stay in touch and let us know what you’re up to or contact us by emailing Kim Peters. We hope you enjoy this edition and look out for our next newsletter.


Letter from the Editor

Amy Osorio, MPH ‘06

Happy Spring 2018 everyone!  Welcome to our 5th issue of E-Mailman!  Last year, we sent out a survey asking for alumni thoughts about and input into on our newsletter. We were delighted to learn that many of you find it informative, but we are driven and committed to continue to making changes based on your input.  Specifically, we are striving to incorporate more topics that you identified as important and to highlight a broader group of alumni.  As you read through our newsletter, you will see some added features such as the Career Corner and Mailman Trivia. We are also incorporating opinion pieces on hot topics written by alumni volunteers including one highlighting the #MeToo movement as a public health issue and another about opportunities for empowering women through the Columbia University community at the women’s conference, “She Opened the Door.”  The Alumni Board also thanks retiring Mailman Alumni Board members for their commitment to the Mailman School through volunteer service on the Board.

In addition, the newsletter committee wants more information about what our alumni are doing both nationally and internationally in the public health arena. Please share your experiences with us. We would love to highlight them in our newsletter, and I ask that you let us know by emailing Kim Peters at kp2697@columbia.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Alumni Awards

Nina Rothschild, MPH '92 DrPH '00


Arnold Gans Graduation Photo

Alumni Profile 

Arnold M. Gans, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Class of 1955


Career Corner

Q&A with Heather Krasna
Jessie Schutt-Aine, MPH '94 


Hot Topic 

Much More Than Two Words – “MeToo” – A Win for Public Health
Stacey M. Cameron, JD, MPH '15

Mailman Trivia

Submitted by Jennifer Fearon, MPH ‘15


She Opened the Door - Columbia Alumnae Who Are Making an Impact in Our World
Kathleen Crowley, MPH '92, DrPH ‘13



The Oath

Hannah Rosenzweig, MPH '05

In 2008, reciting the Public Health Oath became a Mailman School rite of passage for both entering and graduating students.  As a 2005 graduate, I was sad to have missed reciting the Oath but was inspired to learn it belatedly.  read more



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