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Recent Graduates on how they are transforming communities

Arend Voorman

Arend Voorman

PhD, Biostatistics '14
Statistician, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"The potential for polio eradication in the next few years is very motivating."

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2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

Mary Travis Bassett, MPH ’85

Mary Bassett

Dr. Mary Travis Bassett has devoted her 30-year career in public health to advancing health equity. Her work has taken her from addressing one of the world’s worst AIDS epidemics in Zimbabwe, to strengthening health systems in Africa, to establishing district health offices in disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York City. Since January 2014, she has served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.   Read More

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