The 2020-2021 MPHS Virtual Commencement will be held on May 24th, 2021.
The Master of Population Health Sciences program would like to congratulate all of our 2021 graduates!
Mentor: Dr. Veade, OBGYN Dept
Research: Investigating opioid use after delivery. A review of transgender patients undergoing gender affirmation treatment and reductions in depression.
Future Plans: I will be starting residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque this summer.
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Hagemann
Research: Development of a weight management decision aid for use in the gynecologic oncology clinic
Future Plans: In the immediate future: finish medical school and apply to OB/GYN residency; In the long term: using the skills I’ve gained from this program to improve health equity
Mentors: Dr. Christopher Dy, Dr. Cara Cipriano
Research: Disparities in Orthopedic Surgery
Future Plans: Applying to Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Mentor: Dr. Christopher Smyser and Dr. Barbara Warner
Research: My primary project throughout this year is titled: NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale Profiles in Term, Healthy Infants: Examining Associations with Maternal Characteristics, Perinatal Factors, and Neonatal Outcomes
Future Plans: Apply to residency this coming year to become a pediatrician
Mentor: Dr. Amy C. Musiek, Dr. Yevgeniy R. Semenov, Dr. Lynn A. Cornelius, Dr. George Ansstas
Research: Dermatology, cutaneous oncology, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, melanoma, healthcare disparities, cancer epidemiology, outcomes research
Future Plans: Apply for Dermatology residency 2021-22
Mentor: MF Masood, MD
Research: Heart Valve Replacements
Future Plans: General Surgery Residency
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lee
Research: The relationship between strabismus surgery success and the variability of strabismus pre-operative measurements in children
Future Plans: Specializing in Ophthalmology
Mentors: Dr. Charles Goldfarb and Dr. Lindley Wall
Research: Epidemiology of GSWs to the wrist and hand; Risk predictors of readmission following traumatic femur fracture
Future Plans: Apply to residency programs in orthopaedic surgery this Fall
Mentor: Margaret Reynolds, MD
Research: Functional outcomes of retinoblastoma survivors; hematologic risk factors for retinopathy of prematurity
Future Plans: Pediatric ophthalmology
Mentor: Dr. Van Stavern, Dr. Sheybani
Research: Dysphotopsia Risk Factors. I have done research in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Future Plans: Ophthalmology. I enjoyed learning about my classmates’ research, and I look forward to using the skills and perspectives gained this year in my future career as a researcher and clinician. I am excited to return to the clinical setting and hope to pursue a residency in ophthalmology after medical school.
Mentors: Dr. Mohamed Zayed, MD, Ph.D.; Dr. Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, Ph.D.
Research: Diabetes, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Critical Limb Threatening Ischemia
Future Plans: I will be attending the University of Missouri School of Medicine as part of the Class of 2025. I look forward to applying and improving the skills I learned to address population-based health issues throughout medical school and beyond.
Abby Cheng, MD
Mentor: Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH
Research: Optimization of conservative management for chronic musculoskeletal pain by addressing biopsychosocial comorbidities as part of a person-centered comprehensive treatment plan
Future Plans: Complete training on an NIH-funded career development grant and successfully compete for independent research funding to achieve her research goals
Carrie Coughlin, MD
Mentor: Mary Politi, PhD
Research: Shared decision making in pediatric dermatology
Future Plans: Start a Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award in July for a project: “Choice Help: Optimizing Outcomes by Supporting Encounters for kids with Congenital Melanocytic Nevi” (CHOOSE CMN), continuing on faculty at WashU.
Brendan Thomas Heiden, MD
Mentor: Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH; Varun Puri, MD, MSCI; Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH
Research: Defining Quality of Care in Lung Cancer; Patient-reported Outcomes following Lung Cancer Resection; Cost-Effectiveness of Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Future Plans: Continue surgical training
Ebun Otegbeye, MD
Mentor: Dr. Yin Cao
Research: Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer
Future Plans: I hope to pursue a career in Colorectal Surgery and continue to work in translational and cancer epidemiology