Meet with our BSPH Students: The BSPH Program Ambassadors

Below are the Student Ambassadors for the BSPH program in Health Policy and Management. These current students are happy to answer questions you may have about the application process, the program, or student life in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Just click on a name to start an email message.



Interests/ Career Goals

Public Health/ Other Health-Related Activities

Emily Cziraky

Pre-med, primary care, quality of care, patient-centered outcomes (PCMH), vulnerable populations/patients, preventative medicine

AED (pre-med honors society), Be The Match on Campus (Bone Marrow Registry)

Anna Dodson

Pre-med, Rural Health, Lobbying and Advocacy for Vulnerable Populations, Health Policy Creation and Implementation, Community/Non-profit Public Health

SHAC-Get Covered Carolina, AED (pre-med honors society)

Jordan Drake

Health reform, underserved populations, access to care

SHAC-Get Covered

Leiana Edwards

Pre-dental student, oral health disparities, global health

Minority Health Conference and DDS- Delta Delta Sigma (Dental Honor Society)

Hiwot Ekuban

Global health; Pre-med; Immigrant Health; Vulnerable Populations; Health Disparities

APPLES Service-Learning

Andie Fitzgerald

Pre-med, Global Health, Consulting, Hospital Admin

Pre-med, Minority Health, Hospital Administration

Nupur Jain

Pre-med, primary care, health disparities (race/ethnicity, gender), LGBTQ+ health

AMWHO, SHAC-Get Covered Carolina

Alexis Millan

Pre-med, global health, comparative effectiveness outcomes research (related to cancer), hospital administration

Timmy Global Health

Kevin Parham

Pre-med, global health, consulting

Sahana Raghunathan

Global Health, Gender Equality in Health, Pre-med, Health Policy

UNC Partners in Health Engage, Prevention Partners

Katie Plampton

Pre-med, health journalism

Taruni Santanam

Pre-med, Community Health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policy, Quality Process and Improvement


Marie Smoak

Consulting and hospital admin

Brian Tanner

Health Economics, Global Health (Development), Healthcare Consulting, US Healthcare Reform


Healthcare Consulting, Comparative Healthcare System




Interests/ Career Goals

Gaby Aboulafia

Health Literacy, Healthcare Consulting, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health

Community Health, mental health, and public sector/nonprofits

Ally Braccia

Consulting/Hospital Administration

Brett Buchman


Hannah Crook

Global Health, Health Policy, Rural Health, Community Health Initiatives

Nadine Igdal

Facility (hospital or practice) management and administration, health education and communication

Margaux Johnson_Green

State/federal health policy

Pooja Joshi

Healthcare consumer electronics, health technology and innovation, startups, consulting

Peter Joyce

Business Consulting, Government/Politics, Nonprofits

Maliha Khan

Pre-med and Global Health

Amro Mohamed


Rida Shams

Consulting, Global Health, and Health Systems

Sikka Chirag

Healthcare Consulting; Health Law

Elizabeth Singletary

Hospital Administration

Mason Zeagler

LGBTQ Healthcare, rural healthcare

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