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Health Studies

After Lewis & Clark

The Health Studies minor is new for the 2020–21 academic year, so we have yet to graduate anyone who has earned it. We nonetheless have many students every year who go on to graduate studies and careers in health-related fields:

  • Saman Wijesooriya ’02, Master of Public Health (MPH) from Emory University, works with the Task Force for Global Health.
  • Linnaea Schuttner ’06, MD and MPH from University of Washington, works as a physician-investigator at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System.
  • Jessica Johnson ’06, MPH from Oregon State University, is a current candidate for a Doctorate of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Tess Gilbert ’08, Master of Health Sciences (MHS) in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, works as a senior research associate at the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System.
  • Amy Baugher ’08, MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University, works as a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Julie Robertson ’08, MPH and Master of Social Work (MSW) from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), works as the director of grant development and continuous improvement, Clark College (Vancouver, Washington).
  • Nicolia Eldred-Skemp ’08, MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University, works as a data analyst for the City of Boulder, Colorado.
  • Allison Sweeney ’10, PhD in Social and Health Psychology from Stony Brook University, works as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina.
  • Rachel Shelton ’11, Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina, works as a pediatric occupational therapist.
  • Illana Livstrom ’13, MS in Science Education and current PhD candidate in STEM Education at the University of Minnesota.
  • Jackson Thein ’18, MPH from the University of Edinburgh, works a legislative correspondent in the office of Senator Jeff Merkley for Oregon where he manages a portfolio including healthcare, education, and LGBT+ policy issues.



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