Booth Students

Harris Students

Law Students

Pritzker Students

SSA Students


Booth Students

Cameron Hansen
Booth, 2017

Cameron was a sell-side equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs for 2 years, covering medical device companies. After leaving Goldman Sachs, he joined Cicero Group, a strategy and analytics consulting firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cameron is returning to Cicero Group, where he plans to grow the firms healthcare and data analytics service offerings.


Rachael Mazzella
Booth, 2018

Rachael Mazzella is passionate about healthcare innovation and improvement, especially as it relates to high-need populations or technology improvements. After receiving her B.A. from Brown University in 2012, she worked for three years as a management consultant at Bain & Company. She next served as a Corporate Strategy Manager at Beacon Health Options, a managed care organization serving primarily Medicaid clients in the behavioral health and substance use space. She is the 2016 Ray E. Brown Fellow and a Rath Foundation Scholar at Booth. Rachael is interested in innovation and strategy across a range of healthcare fields, including healthcare management, policy, and technology.


 


Janos Pasztor
Booth, 2017

Janos was born in Budapest, Hungary, and grew up in St. Louis, MO, before moving to Madison, WI, in 2008. He has worked at Epic, a large healthcare system company, implementing Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across the country. He now works as an IT project manager and consults part time, planning to move back into healthcare administration or strategy after completing his MBA. His main interests include healthcare economics, policy, and the financial systems.


 

Holly Tu
Booth, 2018

Holly is a first-year student at Booth. She spent 4 years as a management consultant at Accenture in San Francisco, primarily advising health systems and payers. She most recently interned at a digital health startup called Doctor On Demand, where she was managing a new product launch. Holly graduated from UC Berkeley (High Honors) with a BA in Applied Mathematics and a BS in Business Administration. Holly is interested in healthcare management opportunities at innovative provider and payer systems.


Harris Students

Joseph Bokum Lee
Harris, 2019

Dr. Joseph Bokum Lee is currently a pediatric resident and dual Masters of Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago, where he serves as a representative on the Diversity and Inclusion Trainee Committee, while also on the executive boards of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and Illinois State Medical Society. Joseph also held the position of community representative of the Northside College Preparatory High School Local School Council; and founded the Road Less Traveled Fund, a non for profit that provides vehicles to single parents to better their lives. In 2015, Joseph graduated from Rush Medical College, where he sat on a diversity council to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities at Rush and was a national board member for the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. In 2011, Joseph received an MAT from Dominican University, concurrently teaching 7th and 8th grade students at Parkside Community Academy in the south side of Chicago through a program called Teach for America. Dr. Joseph Bokum Lee seeks to address education and health disparities of children in metropolitan areas.


Sarah Lewis
Harris, 2017

Sarah graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Psychology and Public Policy, then moved to St. Louis, Missouri to be a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. After completing the 9-month long Fellowship, she worked as a grassroots organizer on Medicaid expansion in Missouri. She will graduate from the Harris School of Public Policy in 2017 with a Certificate in Health Policy and join Manatt, Phelps & Philips as a Consultant in their interdisciplinary healthcare consultancy practice in San Francisco. In the short term, she is interested in healthcare consultancy, and in the long-term she is interested in a career in a healthcare government agency.


Tadelech Mengesha
Harris, 2017

Tade is getting her MPP at Harris but got her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. She has experience in improving health service delivery models for nonprofits and conducting quantitative research. She is particularly interested in innovative services for vulnerable populations. Tade is interested at how providers and government can innovate to not only reduce health care costs but improve patient health outcomes.


Melissa Whitney
Harris, 2017

Prior to coming to Harris, Melissa worked as a program manager in community health on the west side of Chicago, coordinating educational programs on nutrition, exercise, and the SNAP and Medicaid application process. Since coming to Harris, Melissa has spent her time learning about health policy and data, interning in the OIG, working as a research assistant in the BIP Lab, and collaborating with classmates to further the goals of WiPP. Melissa is interested in health care access, policies that impact patient access, and the data used to measure this impact.


SSA Students

Nora Bergman
SSA, 2017

Nora is a clinical track student at SSA and has experience working in the healthcare field both clinically and administratively. Prior to starting graduate school, Nora worked at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center and at Bellevue Hospital. She completed her first year internship at a therapeutic day school in Beverly, and is currently interning at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. During the summer of 2016, Nora completed an Erikson Fellowship with the Department of Operational Excellence at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Nora is pursuing a career in the mental health field, and plans to work both clinically and administratively. She is especially interested in bridging physical and mental health care.


James Crowe
SSA, 2017

James is Susan G. Komen Graduate Trainee in Health Disparities at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and is on leave from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics, Mathematics, and Sociology from Emory University. He is currently interning as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and was previously a Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. James is interested in research, policy, and consulting in healthcare and banking.


Christine Head
SSA, 2018

Christine Head was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After attending Bryn Mawr College, Christine moved to Chicago to start her career in policy advocacy. Christine has worked in a wide variety of settings that have spanned from labor organizing to the non-profit sector. In all these roles, she has focused on healthcare access and justice involved youth. Currently, Christine is at SSA and plans to complete the policy and administration track. After graduation, she hopes to continue work in state level policy to help bridge the healthcare gap for the most vulnerable. Christine is interested in the intersection between public health and criminal justice reentry services.


Nina Medoff
SSA, 2018

Nina graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. From June of 2013 to September of 2016, she worked as a Research Technician at the National Center for PTSD: Women's Health Sciences Division at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; in June of 2015 she took on the role of Head Research Technician. Nina has worked on various research projects involving Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), PTSD symptom clusters, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including (but not limited to) family outcomes, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), mindfulness meditation, and community trauma. Nina is primarily interested in the intersection between mental healthcare, research, and social policy, with a focus on traumatic stress.


Christy Nowicki
SSA, 2018

Christy spent five years working in tourism as a trip leader in North and South America. She took advantage to this time to explore health care in many settings--clinics in Argentina, rehabilitation facilities in Seattle, research centers in Chicago--and decided that an education in social work would best allow her to pursue her goals: advocating for appropriate and accessible health care for diverse populations in the United States through direct clinical work and research. Through her work, Christy hopes to help bridge the gap between medical providers and patients.


Kathryn West
SSA, 2017

Kathryn was born and raised in the Chicago area and is now a 2nd year student at SSA on the administrative track. She graduated from Northwestern University in June, 2014, where she studied creative writing and philosophy. Before starting at SSA, Kathryn did a year with AmeriCorps at a youth development agency, where she worked with some wonderful elementary school students. Her interests include narrative medicine and medical ethics and the ways stories can influence policy; she hopes to bring a social work mindset to her work in these arenas.


Samanatha Yoh
SSA, 2017

Sam graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with an Urban Studies degree and a passion for women'shealth and advocacy. A SSA student on the school's Social Administration track, she is particularly interested in program design and nonprofit development. Sam previously worked as a Grant Writer for a community-based health care organization in Philadelphia, and came to SSA to further explore the cross-section between effective nonprofit management practices and impactful service delivery structures. She was drawn to the GPAHP program's multidisciplinary approach to health care, as her previous experiences working in both micro and macro settings have taught her that all instances of health inequality must be framed within a larger, integrated systems context. This summer as a GPHAP Erikson Fellow, Sam worked on policy-related projects for the University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3). Upon graduation, she would like to further pursue her interests in advocacy and program development work as a social administrator for a women's health and resource agency. She hopes to use her SSA education to effectively advocate for programs and policies that promote each individual's right to access health services essential to their personal wellbeing.

GPHAP SPIF Right
Hannah Rosenblatt

Hannah Rosenblatt, AM ’16

“SSA and my participation in GPHAP just made me more curious and aware about everything – especially the health disparities of our city and country,” she said.  “It made me want to dedicate myself for the causes I really believe in.”