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Class of 2024 Graduates

  • Graduate school

    Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

    Clifford Allen, BA, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Enhancing Public / Private Partnerships in Protection of Energy Grid
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Samantha Berman, BA, University of New Hampshire
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Medical Humanitarianism: Are We Doing the Most Good?
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Logan Fox, BS, Lebanon Valley College
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: The effects of xylazine on naloxone precipitated fentanyl withdrawal
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Tiffany Amber Garcia, BS, California State University – Dominguez Hills
    Major: Pulic Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Request for Funding for the City of Montebello for the Implementation of Training and Exercise
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Hanna L. Hummert, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Environmental Justice Applications in Public Health Policy as a Response to the Events of Hurricane Katrina: A Systematic Review of Existing Literature
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Essam Khatatbeh, VM, MS, Jordan University of Science & Tech/University of Jordan
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Deploying Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Flood Impacts in Chicago’s Minority Neighborhoods: A Pilot Study
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Taten M. Knapp, BS, Slippery Rock University
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Emergency Preparedness in a Sports Setting: A Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Jennifer Lynne Koehl, BS, University of Scranton
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Exploration of Veterinary Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum in Disaster Preparedness Education: A Scoping Review with Future Insight
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Mark A. Santos, BA, Michigan State University
    Major: Public Health Preparedness
    Capstone: Staff Limitations and Geriatric Falls in the Emergency Department
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

    Master of Public Health

    Shakira Abdulai, MPH, BA in Sociology, University of Delaware
    Capstone Experience: Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes for African American Women
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Yael Andrade, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal: Pioneering Ideas for an Equitable Future
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

    Jacob Balamut, BS, Northern Arizona University
    Capstone Experience: Is it Legal to Ban Access to an Approved Medication?
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Srijana Baniya Sharma, MBBS, Kathmandu University
    Capstone Experience: Dengue outbreak prediction under dynamic climatic and socioeconomic conditions
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Cheyanna Buckingham, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Policy Analysis: Opioid Treatment Program Regulations Pre-and-During COVID-19
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    En-ling Chen, PharmD, Taipei Medical University
    Capstone Experience: Investigating Taiwanese Pharmacists’ Perspectives toward the Name-Based Rationing System (NBRS) during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities of Community Pharmacies in Taiwan
    Adviser: Wenke Hwang, Ph.D.

    Sergio Anthony Colandrea, BS, Temple University
    Capstone Experience: Do Surgical Checklists Reduce Pediatric Surgical Complications?
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Hao Wen Hsu, PharmD, Taipei Medical University
    Capstone Experience: An Ehr-Based Longitudinal Cohort Study: Determinants of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (Mace) and the Correlation Between Mace and Glycemic Control Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD

    Jason John, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Association Between Age-Adjusted Prevalence of COPD and Tobacco Retailers Density Across Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Sophia Allen, Ph.D.

    Makenna Lenover, BA, Bryn Mawr College
    Capstone Experience: Sedentism, Exercise, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Risk: A Pennsylvania Case Study
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Charu Maheshwari, MDS, Jodhpur National University
    Capstone Experience: “Faith and a Sunny Day” : Association of frailty in older adults with Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer with Strain among their Informal Caregiver
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    James T. Marks, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Hedonic Fluid Intake in Patients with Kidney Stones
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Margaret Mitchell, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Disparities in Syphilis Testing Practices by Health Insurance Companies: A Narrative Review
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Claire Myers, BS, Messiah University
    Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal for a Refugee Mental Health Program at Church World Service
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

    Katherine R. Noss, BA, Duke University
    Capstone Experience: Do Poverty-Reduction Initiatives Reduce Rates of Substantiated Child Maltreatment? A Grant Proposal
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Jack Pagan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: The Effects of Weather Events on Associated Health Outcomes
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Shu-Yu Yao, PharmD, Taipei Medical University
    Capstone Experience: Bleeding risk of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) co-prescribed with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) among nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients
    Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD

    Integrated Undergraduate Accelerated Master Of Public Health

    Kelly Baradziej, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Retrospective Study Analyzing the Differences in Breast Cancer Subtypes by Age
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Kathryn Bernick, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Senior Phone Call Program
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Annalise Bickley, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: The Analysis of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Health Care
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Camryn Chaffee, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Examination of Baseline Physical Activity and Cognitive Function Data in Middle-Aged and Older Adults
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Kadrick Conteh, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Effects of policy on immigrant and refugee health outcomes in Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Anna Cozzi, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Association Between SDOH, SEI, OSA and Undiagnosed Diabetes
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Alexa S. Hackenburg, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Developing Self-Regulation Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Kennedy S. Jackson, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Tailoring Model Characteristics in Social Media Advertising for the Recruitment of a Diverse Participant Sample in Urology Research
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Faith G. Jasso, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Analyzing the Cost Benefit of the Certified Community Behavioral Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration Model of Care
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Cara Jenkins, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Systematic Labor: Exploring Black Birth Outcomes on Global Scale
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

    Sara Jimenez Rincon, BS, Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Using an Anti-Oppression Framework to Enhance Food Access and Availability in Urban Latino/Hispanic Communities in Philadelphia
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Taylor Jones, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Youth Wellness Toolkit
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Deepa Kadidahl, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Educating on Intimate Partner Violence Within the Appropriate Cultural Context for Immigrant and Refugee Women
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Alexandria Koehl, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Health Literacy Curricula and Methods for Teaching Pre-School and Elementary-Age Children
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Lindsey Mulcahy, BS, Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Improving Adherence to Precaution Guidelines in the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital: A Quality Improvement Project
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Peri Newman, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: “Analyzing the Demographics of Incomplete Lupus Erythematosus (ILE) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)”
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Idunnuoluwa Olawale, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Empowering Wellness for Senior Citizens through Cancer Screening
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Rachel Phillips, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Social Determinants of Health and Gendered Attitudes Regarding Contraception Use in Agbogbloshie, Ghana
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Tarya Pillay, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Evaluation of the Lancaster and Lebanon Veggie Rx Program
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Nicholas Prestayko, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: “Overcoming Barriers to Research: A Review of Participant Transportation Policies and Procedures in a Nationwide Consortium Study – The Healthy Brain and Child Development Study”
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Allison Salkin, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Smokers Experiences Using an E-Cigarette to Quit
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Jayda Shaughnessy, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: The Rise of Digital Therapeutics in Improving Global Health
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Shivani Sowmyan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: An assessment of health equity initiatives within the State Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) Program
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

    Hunter Weidlich, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Influence of Anxiety and Depression Traits on Behavioral Treatment Responses’
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Amelia Zazzera, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal: Addressing Period Poverty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

    Master of Science

    Sonal Garg, BTech, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
    Thesis: Understanding Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) progression mechanism and non-invasive biomarker discovery
    Adviser: Joseph Wang, PhD

    Gayatri Karadkhedkar, BPharmacy, MIT World Peace University School of Pharmacy
    Thesis: Procalcitonin as a biomarker for Acute Kidney Injury, an Electronic Health Record Analysis
    Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD

    Erin C King, BS, King’s College
    Thesis: An investigation of the initial neural responses to tobacco vs fruity flavored electronic cigarette odor cues among cigarette smokers
    Adviser: Andrea Hobkirk, PhD

    Elizabeth M. Lesko, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Thesis: An Investigation of the Spontaneous Regression of Chemically-Induced Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Mice Lacking Autoimmune Regulator
    Adviser: Ryan Hobbs, PhD

    Saachi Nayak, BS, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Thesis: Phonetic and acoustic analyses of sound-symbolic associations of a large pseudoword set across multiple domains of meaning.
    Adviser: Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, PhD

    Kara Negrini, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Thesis: The Role of Oncostatin M in Exercise-Induced Breast Cancer Prevention
    Adviser: Tiffany Whitcomb, DVM, DACLAM, PhD

    Amogh Pande, MD, Smolensk State Medical University
    Thesis: The role of total nodal yield in recurrence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
    Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD

    Austin Portolese, BS BA, Indiana University
    Thesis: an examination of the mucosa-associated microbiome and mucosal defenses in complicated versus uncomplicated diverticulitis
    Adviser: Walter Koltum, PhD

    Doctor of Public Health

    Liba Blumberger, BA Chatham University
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Dissertation: Opiod Use Disorder In Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions: Prevalence, Outcomes, and the Impact of Medicaid Policies
    Dissertation Adviser: Douglas Leslie, PhD

    Austin C. Cohrs, BS The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Dissertation: Acute Gastroenteritis and Antimicrobial Treatment among Children and Adults in the United States: A Private Health Insurance Claims Database Analysis
    Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD

    Gail Carmen D’Souza, BS, University of Toronto
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Dissertation: Applying the diffusion of innovations theory to understand COVID-19 vaccine uptake and related factors among two high-risk populations in Pennsylvania
    Dissertation Adviser: William A. Calo, PhD, JD, and Jonathan Foulds, PhD

    Hosam Abdelhameed Farag, MD, Alexandria College of Medicine
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Dissertation: enhancing early diagnosis of septic shock, and sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (SA-KI) in patients with sepsis: an innovative approach
    Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD

    Jalisa Elaine Holt, BS, Howard University
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Dissertation: Evaluating the Impact of Regional Disasters on STI Testing in United States: A Claims Data Analysis
    Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD

    Demonica L. Jones, BS, Southern Illinois University
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Dissertation: Inclusive Sexuality Education For Sexual and Gender Minorities: Examining the Effects of Sexuality Education on Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents and Emerging Adults’ Sexual Behaviors and Health
    Dissertation Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Stephanie L. Baringer, BA, University of New Haven
    Major: Biomedical Science and Clinical/Translational Science
    Dissertation: Regulation of Brain Iron Aquitsition and Misapproriation in Alzhiemer’s Disease
    Dissertation Adviser: James R. Connor, PhD

    Mason Thomas Breitzig, BS, University of South Florida
    Major: Epidemiology
    Dissertation: Measuring Real-world Guideline Concordance and Outcomes of Major Depressive Disorder Pharmacotherapy
    Dissertation Adviser: Duanping Liao, PhD

    Kristen Bricker, BS, Walsh University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: miR-21 regulation of systemic autoimmunity and immunity
    Dissertation Adviser: Ziaur Rahman, PhD

    Jiaxing Chen, BS, Nanjing Medical University
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Dissertation: Engineering a Non-Commutative Combinatorial Protein Logic Circuit To Control Cell Orientation
    Dissertation Adviser: Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD

    Joseph Anthony Cirilo Jr., BS, King’s College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: The Role of Class III Myosins in Actin Protrusion Length Regulation
    Dissertation Adviser: Christopher Yengo, PhD

    LaTaijah Collese Crawford, BS, Delaware State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Characterization of decursinol efficacy, tolerance, and mechanism in models of pain
    Dissertation Adviser: Daniel Morgan, PhD

    Scott T. Eckert, BS, The College of New Jersey
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Dissertation: Studying risk factors for antibiotic resistance from population-scale microbiome data and machine learning
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD

    Jessica Heebner, BS, University of Alabama
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Visual Proteomicsof Neoronal Growth Cones: Deep Learning Segmentation for Large-ScaleAnalysis of Cryo Electron Tomograms
    Dissertation Adviser: Matthew Swulius, PhD

    Michelle R. Jennette, BS, Bridgewater State University
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: The Multifacted Mechanisms of Orai Channel Gaiting
    Dissertation Adviser: Donald Gill, PhD

    Bailey Keller, BA, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Major: Neuroscience and Clinical and Translational Sciences
    Dissertation: Mechanistic Interactions of Alcohol and Diet-Induced Disruptions to Vagal Circuits Regulating Insulin Function
    Dissertation Adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD

    Christopher Kendra, BS, University at Albany – State University of New York
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: A Salmonella Virulence Factor Regulates Second Messenger Signaling and Effector Protein Expression via Proteolysis
    Dissertation Adviser: Mauricio H. Pontes, PhD

    Gregory N. Kincheloe, BS, University of California, Davis
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Amino Acid-Induced mTORC1 Signaling in the Maintenance of Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis
    Dissertation Adviser: Scot Kimball, PhD

    Carli Mae King, BS, Lycoming College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Investigating the role of TCF7L1 in colorectal cancer
    Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Yochum,, PhD

    Madison Kuhn, BS, Brown University
    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Dissertation: The contribution of dynamic neuroinflammatory states in Alzheimer’s disease
    Dissertation Adviser: Elizabeth Proctor, PhD

    Dan Lin, BS, Huazhing Agricultural University
    Major: Epidemiology
    Dissertation: The effect of pre-diagnosis physical activity on breast cancer outcomes
    Dissertation Adviser: Cheryl Thompson, PhD, MS

    Mariam Melkumyan, BS, American University
    Major: Neuroscience and Clinical/Translational Science
    Dissertation: The Role of Central Amygdala Neuroinflammation in Alcohol Use And Alcohol Withdrawal-Induced Anxiety
    Dissertation Adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD

    Megan N. Olsen, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Conditioned withdrawal: The impact of glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists
    Dissertation Adviser: Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD

    Victoria H. Pearce, BS, Youngstown State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: “Elucidating the Consequences of Dietary Sugar on Human Gut Commensal Bacteria”
    Dissertation Adviser: Guy E. Townsend II, PhD

    Elias B. Rizk, MS/BS & MD, Pennsylvania State University /American University of Beirut
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Purified Neuronal Populations of Regenerating Ganglion Cells reveal DNA methylation-mediated Role of Na+/K+ ATPase in Axon Regeneration
    Dissertation Adviser: James Connor, PhD

    Bhavyata Shesh, Integrated MS, Sardar Patel University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Iron Profiling in Glioblastoma
    Dissertation Adviser: James Connor, PhD

    MaryElizabeth Stein, BS, Pepperdine University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: G-quadruplexes and Inflammation: A Tale of Two Paradoxes Challenging Genome Stability and the Response of Two Specialized Polymerases
    Dissertation Adviser: Kristin Eckert, PhD

    Luke A. Urbanik, BS, Marquette University
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Fentanyl Addiction: A Preclinical Behavioral and Pharmacological Assessment Of Need
    Dissertation Adviser: Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD

    Quinn Wade, BS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: “Role of Tim-2 in Oligodendrocyte Biology”
    Dissertation Adviser: James R. Connor, PhD

    Chen Wang, BS, China Agricultural University
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Dissertation: Statistical methods For Replicability Assessment of Genotype-Phenotype Associations and Polygenic Risk Score ModelingIn Large-Scale Multi-Ancestry Consortium Studies And Electronic Health Record-Based Biobanks
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD

    Tong Wen, BMBS, Chongqing Medical University
    Major: Epidemiology
    Dissertation: Effects of air pollution on blood pressure and sickle cell disease
    Dissertation Adviser: Jeff D. Yanosky, ScD

    Claire Werner, BA, University of Pittsburgh
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Pathophysiology of the Colonic Enteric Nervous System in Male and Female Rats Following Spinal Cord Injury
    Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Holmes, Ph.D.

    Maksim Yakovlev, BE, Stony Brook University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Advancement of Micro Computed Tomography for Image Acquisition and Analysis of Whole Organisms
    Dissertation Adviser: Keith Cheng, PhD

    Ruoheng Zhang, MD, Guangxi Medical University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Schweinfurthins and immunogenic cell death
    Dissertation Adviser: Raymond Hohl, PhD

    Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health

    Pierce Curran, BA, Case Western Reserve University
    Capstone Experience: Handbook for Global Health Scholars Traveling to The Balkans Region
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

    Lauren Dennis, BS, Regent University
    Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal: Mergers and Consolidations in Rural Hospitals in Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

    Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

    Gregory Brown, BS, University of Virgina
    Major: Engineering, Sciences and Mechanics
    Dissertation: Imaging Biomarkers of Cognitive Decline in Parkinsons Disease
    Dissertation Adviser: Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD
    Residency: GloCal Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Chachrit Khunsriraksakul, BS, Johns Hopkins University
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Dissertation: Integrating genomic, epigenomic, and 3D genomic data to empower discovery, risk prediction, and drug repositioning
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Kristen Marie Manto, BS, Johns Hopkins University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Novel Therapeutic Thermogels as Local Controlled-Release Drug Delivery Systems for Peripheral Nerve Injury
    Dissertation Adviser: John Elfar, MD
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Kyra T. Newmaster, BS, Shippensburg University
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: High Resolution 3D Mapping of the Oxytocin System Across Time and Space in the Mouse Brian
    Dissertation Adviser: Yongsoo Kim, PhD
    Residency: Child Neurology, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA

    Ernest Weider Wang, BA, Princeton University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Pathologic Substrates of Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Parkinsonisms
    Dissertation Adviser: Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD
    Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Eric Yau, BA, BA, Johns Hopkins University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Role of Surfactant Protein A and its Receptor SP-R210 in Influenza Responses in Macrophages
    Dissertation Adviser: Zissis Chroneos, PhD
    Residency: Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

  • Physician assistant program

    Brayden Andrus, Brigham Young University, BS – Physiology
    Clinical Plans: General Surgery | Camp Hill, PA

    Nicholas Aspinall, University of Nebraska, BS – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Clinical Plans: Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Trevor Baker, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Kinesiology
    Clinical Plans: Orthopedic Surgery | New York, NY

    Bradley Connolley, University of North Florida, BS – Psychology

    Tiffany Cross, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BA, BS

    Julie Duong, University of California, BS – Biological Sciences
    Clinical Plans: Critical Care | Bethlehem, PA

    Jared Ellsworth, Brigham Young University, BS – Biomedical Sciences
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine – Ardmore, OK

    Charlotte Elrod, Mount Saint Mary’s University, BS – Biology
    Clinical Plans: Neonatology

    Laecey Foster, Grand Valley State University, BS – Biomedical Sciences
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine | Roseburg, OR

    Kara Frazier, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, BA – Industrial Design
    Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine | Hershey, PA

    Jacob Fronko, Lycoming College, BS – Ecology
    Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine

    Ella Gourley, University of Michigan, BS – Biology
    Clinical Plans: Surgical Specialty | New York, NY

    Benjamin Grant, University of Washington, BA – International Studies
    Clinical Plans: Medical Speciality

    Hannah Grillo, Bucknell University, BA – Biology
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine | Exeter, PA

    Rachel Hayes, Ohio State University, BS – Health Science
    Clinical Plans: Dermatology | Bellmore, NY

    Malia Hoag, University of Michigan, BS – Kinesiology
    Clinical Plans: Inpatient Internal MedicineJenna Kauffman, Yale University, BS – Molecular Biology
    Clinical Plans: Behavioral Medicine | Lebanon, PA

    Ethan Lee, Washington University, BA – Biology / Music

    Kaylee Lopez, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Health Science
    Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine | Camp Hill, PA

    Amanda Marks, Washington University, BA – Chemistry
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

    Kaylan Mayo, University of Maryland, BS – Public Health
    Clinical Plans: Primary Care

    Kathryn McCartney, Bucknell University, BA – Biology
    Clinical Plans: Oncology | Boston, MA

    Erin McQueen, Methodist University, BS – Exercise Science
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

    Austin Miller, University of Pittsburgh, BS – Neuroscience
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

    Denny Nguyen, Virginia Commonwealth University, BS – Biology
    Clinical Plans: Cardiology | Northern Virginia

    Collette Poisson, University of New Hampshire, BS – Biomedical Science
    Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine | Hershey, PA

    Deirdre Sherwood, Utah State University, BS – Animal Science
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

    Jenny Steindl, Duke University, BS – Biology
    Clinical Plans: Dermatology | Schenectady, NY

    Caroline Williams, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Health Science
    Clinical Plans: Family Medicine | Camp Hill, PA

    Jacob Witmer, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Kinesiology
    Clinical Plans: Orthopedic Trauma

  • MD program

    Lindsay Adamski – Northwestern University, BS; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, MPH
    Residency: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine | Indiana University School of Medicine | Indianapolis, IN

    Samuel Ajamu – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | University of Florida College of Medicine-Shands Hospital | Gainesville, FL

    Emma Catherine Allen – University of Wisconsin, BS
    Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein-NY | Bronx, NY

    Avisha D. Amarnani – New York University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Psychiatry | Zucker School of Medicine-Northwell Zucker Hillside | Glen Oaks, NY

    Jerod Michael Avon – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Psychiatry | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Benjamin James Ayer – The Ohio State University, BS
    Residency: Neurology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Alexis Betsock – Elon University, BS
    Residency: Radiation Oncology | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

    Debarati Bhanja – Carnegie Mellon University, BS
    Residency: Neurological Surgery | NYU Grossman School of Medicine | New York, NY

    Mohit S. Bhide – University of Pennsylvania, BA
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Allegheny General Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

    Rucha K. Borkhetaria – The College of New Jersey, BS
    Residency: Ophthalmology | SUNY Downstate | Brooklyn, NY

    Robert Patrick Bower – Allegheny College, BS, BS
    Residency: Dermatology | Stony Brook Teaching Hospital |Stony Brook, NY

    Daniel J. Brosius – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

    Gregory Lee Brown – University of Virginia, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD

    Nathan Cannon – Roberts Wesleyan University, BS
    Residency: Ophthalmology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Justin Andrew Ceasar – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia & Cornell | New York, NY

    Allison Meng Ching – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Lehigh Valley Hospital | Allentown, PA

    Juliet Chung – Lehigh University, BS
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem, NC

    Taylor J. Clegg – Utah State University, BS
    Residency: Plastic Surgery | University of Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, CO

    Claire J. Cohen – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Psychiatry | Jersey Shore University Medical Center | Neptune, NJ

    Zachary Michael Corey – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Pathology | University of Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, CO

    Derek Michael Crossman – Sacred Heart University, BS; Georgetown University, MS
    Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Morristown Medical Center | Morristown, NJ

    Pierce Lee Curran – Case Western Reserve University, BA, MS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MPH
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

    Evelyn Darden – Brown University, BA
    Residency: Family Medicine | Cambridge Health Alliance | Cambridge, MA

    Christopher Day – Jacksonville University, BSN
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Annika Daya – University of Alabama at Birmingham, BS, MPH
    Residency: Neurology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston, MA

    Christopher DeHaven – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: Vascular Surgery | Cooper Medical School Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital | Camden, NJ

    Alaina Catherine Demalis – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Lauren G. Dennis – Regent University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MPH
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Allegheny General Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

    Robert Kenneth Devich – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: General Surgery | University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

    Kelly Monica Dopke – University of Idaho, BS
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | UC San Diego Medical Center | San Diego, CA

    Lauren M. Echols – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BA
    Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Western Pennsylvania Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

    Travis Robert Edmond – Muhlenberg College, BS
    Residency: General Surgery | St. Lukes Hospital-Bethlehem | Bethlehem, PA

    Timothy John Egner – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Natalie Zoe Marie Eichner – University of Virginia, BSEd, BA, MEd, PhD
    Residency: Psychiatry | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

    Caroline Dunn Eisele – Boston College, BS
    Residency: Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psychiatry | ISMMS Mount Sinai Hospital | New York, NY

    Lucy Kathryn Emery – University of Virginia, BA
    Residency: Pediatrics | Childrens Hospital-Boston | Boston, MA

    Maya Pierre Fares – Albright College, BS
    Residency: Pathology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Jacob Hunter Feiertag – Saint Joseph’s University, BS
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VA-IL | Chicago, IL

    Adam Finkelstein – Lafayette College, BS
    Residency: General Surgery | Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

    Maria Kate Fowler – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Zachary Graham Freedman – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston, MA

    Nicole Mary Fye – The Ohio State University, BS
    Residency: Pathology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Amanda Grace Gaines – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, BA; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

    Kira Elaine Garry – Yale University, BA; University of Michigan, MPH
    Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Mass General Brigham | Charlestown, MA

    Dana Goldenberg – Tulane University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Otolaryngology | Cleveland Clinic Foundation | Cleveland, OH

    Estelle Anh Thu Green – University of California, Irvine, BS
    Residency: Pediatrics | Childrens Hospital-Boston | Boston, MA

    Brody Alan Greenleaf – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Destin Groff – Amherst College, BA
    Residency: Plastic Surgery | UPMC Medical Education | Pittsburgh, PA

    Jason Sunwu Ha – Stony Brook University, BS
    Residency: Pathology | Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Lebanon, NH

    Delaney Jean Harbold – University of Southern California, BS
    Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Veronica Thavery Harrington – Chapman University, BS
    Residency: Pediatrics | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles, CA

    Sara Julie Harris – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Internal Medicine| University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine | Tampa, FL

    Krista Lauren Hartmann – University of Virginia, BS, BA
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

    Michael E. Healy – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC

    Briana Elizabeth Heinly – Susquehanna University, BS, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Tilicea Charmaine Henry – George Mason University, BS; Georgetown University, MS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

    Zachary E. High – Lycoming College, BS
    Residency: Pathology | UPMC Medical Education | Pittsburgh, PA

    Meloria Ann Hoskins – University of California, San Diego, BS; Johns Hopkins University, MS
    Residency: General Surgery | University of  Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, CO

    Christopher Kalebb Howell – University of Utah, BS
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Nicholas Lee Hudock – Wilkes University, BS
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | West Virginia University School of Medicine | Morgantown, WV

    Hunter Hughes – Wilkes University, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

    Benjamin Paul Hull – Azusa Pacific University, BS
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Zachary Bryan Jensen – Utah State University, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Baylor Scott & White Medical Center | Temple, TX

    Gavin Troy Jones – Southern Utah University, BS
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Sweta Joshi – McGill University, BA
    Residency: Neurology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston, MA

    Chachrit Khunsriraksakul – Johns Hopkins University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD/PhD
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

    Hailey M. Kindt – The University of Scranton, BS
    Residency: Psychiatry | Thomas Jefferson University | Philadelphia, PA

    Madison Nikole Kist – Stanford University, BS
    Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Solomon M. Klombers – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem, NC

    Michael Edmund Kozak – University of Pennsylvania, BS
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Albert Einstein Medical Center | Philadelphia, PA

    Kayla Jian Krause – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BA
    Residency: General Surgery | Rutgers-Community Medical Center | Toms River, NJ

    Sean A. Kshir – Wilkes University, BS, BS
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Brooke Army Medical Center | San Antonio, TX

    Pallavi Kulkarni – University of Delaware, BS, BA
    Residency: Otolaryngology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Kushagra Kumar – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Emory University School of Medicine | Atlanta, GA

    Christina La Gamma – Barnard College of Columbia University, BA
    Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Michelle Annette Le – Washington University at St. Louis, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Lehigh Valley Hospital | Allentown, PA

    Jungeun Jasmine Lee – Montclair State University, BS
    Residency: General Surgery | Wellspan Health York Hospital | York, PA

    Marc Levine – University of Miami, BS
    Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

    Andrea Lin – Duke University, BS
    Residency: General Surgery | Temple University Hospital | Philadelphia, PA

    Alison Liu – University of Toronto, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Brown Univ/Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

    Abigail L. Locke – Washington & Jefferson College, BA
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Jake MacDonald – The University of Scranton, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Emory University School of Medicine | Atlanta, GA

    Benjamin Wayne Mancini – Michigan State University, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | University of Maryland Medical Center | Baltimore, MD

    Kirsten Mansfield – Northwestern University, BA; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, MPH
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | University of Michigan Hospital | Ann Arbor, MI

    Kristen Marie Manto – Johns Hopkins University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

    Katherine Anne Martel – University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Christiana Care | Newark, DE

    Noreen Patricia Masciello – United States Military Academy West Point, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Johns Hopkins/Bayview | Baltimore, MD

    Madeline Alaina Matzelle-Zywicki – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS
    Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Pennsylvania Hospital | Philadelphia, PA

    Kyle Glenn Mausteller – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, BS
    Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Lauren Elizabeth Mazur – College of William & Mary, BS
    Residency: Pediatrics | Brown University /Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

    Andrea Mitchell Meyer – The Pennsylvania State University, BA, BS
    Residency: Plastic Surgery | Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

    Dixie Lee Miller – Lehigh University, BA
    Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | UPMC Harrisburg | Harrisburg, PA

    Christian James Morris – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Psychiatry | Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC

    Zachary Harris Mosher – Lehigh University, BS, MEng
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Thomas Jefferson University | Philadelphia, PA

    Abraar Mohammed Muneem – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA
    Residency: Anesthesiology | University of Maryland Medical Center | Baltimore, MD

    Ryan P. Murphy – Dickinson College, BS
    Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Hannah Nam – University of Pennsylvania, BA
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Mass General Brigham | Boston, MA

    Rafay Nasir – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Kyra Tai Newmaster – Shippensburg University, BS
    Residency: Child Neurology | Children’s Hospital-LA | Los Angeles, CA

    Lynda Thu Ngo – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | MedStar Georgetown University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Clever Minh Nguyen – University of Florida, BS
    Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Albert Einstein Medical Center | Philadelphia, PA

    Krishna Patel – Johns Hopkins University, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

    Cara Emily Pearson – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Anesthesiology | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

    Chandat Phan – University of the Sciences, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

    Callie Patrice Pina – Cornell University, BA; Columbia University, MS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

    Lauren Danielle Pomerantz – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education | Rochester, MN

    Brandon Portnoff – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Cecilia Richardsen – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine | Christiana Care | Newark, DE

    Ileana Santana – Misericordia University, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Peter Shafeek – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BA
    Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Rutgers-R W Johnson Medical School | New Brunswick, NJ

    Kreesha Shah – Florida Atlantic University, BS
    Residency: Urology | University of Florida College of Medicine | Gainesville, FL

    Vraj B. Shah – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Emergency Medicine | Tower Health/Reading Hospital | West Reading, PA

    Hayley Rose Sholansky – West Chester University, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Amanda Siedem – Williams College, BA
    Residency: Pediatrics | Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Lebanon, NH

    Deniz Siso – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Ophthalmology | West Virginia University Eye Institute | Morgantown, WV

    Anna Skakodub – The City University of New York-Hunter College, BA
    Residency: Radiation Oncology | ISMMS Mount Sinai Hospital | New York, NY

    Nathan P. Smith – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | St. Mary’s Medical Center | San Francisco, CA

    Radhika Sood – University of Maryland, College Park, BS
    Residency: Family Medicine | Zucker School of Medicine-Northwell Phelps Hospital | Sleepy Hollow, NY

    Hannah Ruth Spotts – Colgate University, BA
    Residency: Family Medicine | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem, NC

    Mason Stoltzfus – Eastern Mennonite University, BS
    Residency: Neurological Surgery | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Sarah Ann Strausser – Emory University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Urology | Emory University Hospital | Atlanta, GA

    Anna Tarren – Ithaca College, BS
    Residency: Neurological Surgery | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Mara Trifoi – Albright College, BS
    Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Adriana Von Rago – Cornell University, BS
    Residency: Psychiatry | University of Cincinnati Medical Center | Cincinnati, OH

    Tuan Vu – College of William & Mary, BS
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

    Christopher Wang Jr. – Case Western Reserve University, BS
    Residency: Medicine-Preliminary | Flushing Hospital Medical Center | Queens, NY

    Ernest Weider Wang – Princeton University, AB; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

    Haley L. Wissler – Temple University, BS
    Residency: Pediatrics | Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC

    Maxwell Wright – Brigham Young University, BS
    (Graduated December 2023)
    Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Temple University Hospital | Philadelphia, PA

    Eric Yau – Johns Hopkins University, BA, BA; Johns Hopskins School of Public Health, ScM; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Pediatrics | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

    Sevan Yedigarian – George Washington University, BS
    Residency: Internal Medicine | Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Lebanon, NH

    Lauren Mica Yoder – Harvard University, BA
    Residency: Pediatrics | NYP Hospital -Weill Cornell Medical Center | New York, NY

    Amy Zheng – Johns Hopkins University, BS
    Residency: Urology | Lahey Clinic Medical Center | Burlington, MA

    Izabela Zubrzycka – University of Connecticut, BS, BA
    Residency: Psychiatry | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

    Emma Rebecca Zulch – Bates College, BS
    Residency: General Surgery | SUNY Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, NY

Graduate school

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Clifford Allen, BA, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Enhancing Public / Private Partnerships in Protection of Energy Grid
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Samantha Berman, BA, University of New Hampshire
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Medical Humanitarianism: Are We Doing the Most Good?
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Logan Fox, BS, Lebanon Valley College
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: The effects of xylazine on naloxone precipitated fentanyl withdrawal
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Tiffany Amber Garcia, BS, California State University – Dominguez Hills
Major: Pulic Health Preparedness
Capstone: Request for Funding for the City of Montebello for the Implementation of Training and Exercise
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Hanna L. Hummert, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Environmental Justice Applications in Public Health Policy as a Response to the Events of Hurricane Katrina: A Systematic Review of Existing Literature
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Essam Khatatbeh, VM, MS, Jordan University of Science & Tech/University of Jordan
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Deploying Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Flood Impacts in Chicago’s Minority Neighborhoods: A Pilot Study
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Taten M. Knapp, BS, Slippery Rock University
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Emergency Preparedness in a Sports Setting: A Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Jennifer Lynne Koehl, BS, University of Scranton
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Exploration of Veterinary Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum in Disaster Preparedness Education: A Scoping Review with Future Insight
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Mark A. Santos, BA, Michigan State University
Major: Public Health Preparedness
Capstone: Staff Limitations and Geriatric Falls in the Emergency Department
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, DVM

Master of Public Health

Shakira Abdulai, MPH, BA in Sociology, University of Delaware
Capstone Experience: Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes for African American Women
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Yael Andrade, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal: Pioneering Ideas for an Equitable Future
Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

Jacob Balamut, BS, Northern Arizona University
Capstone Experience: Is it Legal to Ban Access to an Approved Medication?
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Srijana Baniya Sharma, MBBS, Kathmandu University
Capstone Experience: Dengue outbreak prediction under dynamic climatic and socioeconomic conditions
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Cheyanna Buckingham, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Policy Analysis: Opioid Treatment Program Regulations Pre-and-During COVID-19
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

En-ling Chen, PharmD, Taipei Medical University
Capstone Experience: Investigating Taiwanese Pharmacists’ Perspectives toward the Name-Based Rationing System (NBRS) during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities of Community Pharmacies in Taiwan
Adviser: Wenke Hwang, Ph.D.

Sergio Anthony Colandrea, BS, Temple University
Capstone Experience: Do Surgical Checklists Reduce Pediatric Surgical Complications?
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Hao Wen Hsu, PharmD, Taipei Medical University
Capstone Experience: An Ehr-Based Longitudinal Cohort Study: Determinants of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (Mace) and the Correlation Between Mace and Glycemic Control Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD

Jason John, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Association Between Age-Adjusted Prevalence of COPD and Tobacco Retailers Density Across Pennsylvania
Adviser: Sophia Allen, Ph.D.

Makenna Lenover, BA, Bryn Mawr College
Capstone Experience: Sedentism, Exercise, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Risk: A Pennsylvania Case Study
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Charu Maheshwari, MDS, Jodhpur National University
Capstone Experience: “Faith and a Sunny Day” : Association of frailty in older adults with Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer with Strain among their Informal Caregiver
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

James T. Marks, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Hedonic Fluid Intake in Patients with Kidney Stones
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Margaret Mitchell, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Disparities in Syphilis Testing Practices by Health Insurance Companies: A Narrative Review
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Claire Myers, BS, Messiah University
Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal for a Refugee Mental Health Program at Church World Service
Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

Katherine R. Noss, BA, Duke University
Capstone Experience: Do Poverty-Reduction Initiatives Reduce Rates of Substantiated Child Maltreatment? A Grant Proposal
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Jack Pagan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: The Effects of Weather Events on Associated Health Outcomes
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Shu-Yu Yao, PharmD, Taipei Medical University
Capstone Experience: Bleeding risk of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) co-prescribed with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) among nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients
Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD

Integrated Undergraduate Accelerated Master Of Public Health

Kelly Baradziej, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Retrospective Study Analyzing the Differences in Breast Cancer Subtypes by Age
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Kathryn Bernick, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Senior Phone Call Program
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Annalise Bickley, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: The Analysis of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Health Care
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Camryn Chaffee, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Examination of Baseline Physical Activity and Cognitive Function Data in Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Kadrick Conteh, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Effects of policy on immigrant and refugee health outcomes in Pennsylvania
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Anna Cozzi, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Association Between SDOH, SEI, OSA and Undiagnosed Diabetes
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Alexa S. Hackenburg, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Developing Self-Regulation Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Kennedy S. Jackson, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Tailoring Model Characteristics in Social Media Advertising for the Recruitment of a Diverse Participant Sample in Urology Research
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Faith G. Jasso, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Analyzing the Cost Benefit of the Certified Community Behavioral Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration Model of Care
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Cara Jenkins, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Systematic Labor: Exploring Black Birth Outcomes on Global Scale
Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

Sara Jimenez Rincon, BS, Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Using an Anti-Oppression Framework to Enhance Food Access and Availability in Urban Latino/Hispanic Communities in Philadelphia
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Taylor Jones, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Youth Wellness Toolkit
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Deepa Kadidahl, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Educating on Intimate Partner Violence Within the Appropriate Cultural Context for Immigrant and Refugee Women
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Alexandria Koehl, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Health Literacy Curricula and Methods for Teaching Pre-School and Elementary-Age Children
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Lindsey Mulcahy, BS, Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Improving Adherence to Precaution Guidelines in the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital: A Quality Improvement Project
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Peri Newman, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: “Analyzing the Demographics of Incomplete Lupus Erythematosus (ILE) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)”
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Idunnuoluwa Olawale, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Empowering Wellness for Senior Citizens through Cancer Screening
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Rachel Phillips, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Social Determinants of Health and Gendered Attitudes Regarding Contraception Use in Agbogbloshie, Ghana
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Tarya Pillay, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Evaluation of the Lancaster and Lebanon Veggie Rx Program
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Nicholas Prestayko, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: “Overcoming Barriers to Research: A Review of Participant Transportation Policies and Procedures in a Nationwide Consortium Study – The Healthy Brain and Child Development Study”
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Allison Salkin, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Smokers Experiences Using an E-Cigarette to Quit
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Jayda Shaughnessy, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: The Rise of Digital Therapeutics in Improving Global Health
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Shivani Sowmyan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: An assessment of health equity initiatives within the State Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) Program
Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

Hunter Weidlich, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Influence of Anxiety and Depression Traits on Behavioral Treatment Responses’
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Amelia Zazzera, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal: Addressing Period Poverty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

Master of Science

Sonal Garg, BTech, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
Thesis: Understanding Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) progression mechanism and non-invasive biomarker discovery
Adviser: Joseph Wang, PhD

Gayatri Karadkhedkar, BPharmacy, MIT World Peace University School of Pharmacy
Thesis: Procalcitonin as a biomarker for Acute Kidney Injury, an Electronic Health Record Analysis
Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD

Erin C King, BS, King’s College
Thesis: An investigation of the initial neural responses to tobacco vs fruity flavored electronic cigarette odor cues among cigarette smokers
Adviser: Andrea Hobkirk, PhD

Elizabeth M. Lesko, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Thesis: An Investigation of the Spontaneous Regression of Chemically-Induced Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Mice Lacking Autoimmune Regulator
Adviser: Ryan Hobbs, PhD

Saachi Nayak, BS, University of California, Santa Cruz
Thesis: Phonetic and acoustic analyses of sound-symbolic associations of a large pseudoword set across multiple domains of meaning.
Adviser: Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, PhD

Kara Negrini, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Thesis: The Role of Oncostatin M in Exercise-Induced Breast Cancer Prevention
Adviser: Tiffany Whitcomb, DVM, DACLAM, PhD

Amogh Pande, MD, Smolensk State Medical University
Thesis: The role of total nodal yield in recurrence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD

Austin Portolese, BS BA, Indiana University
Thesis: an examination of the mucosa-associated microbiome and mucosal defenses in complicated versus uncomplicated diverticulitis
Adviser: Walter Koltum, PhD

Doctor of Public Health

Liba Blumberger, BA Chatham University
Major: Public Health Sciences
Dissertation: Opiod Use Disorder In Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions: Prevalence, Outcomes, and the Impact of Medicaid Policies
Dissertation Adviser: Douglas Leslie, PhD

Austin C. Cohrs, BS The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Public Health Sciences
Dissertation: Acute Gastroenteritis and Antimicrobial Treatment among Children and Adults in the United States: A Private Health Insurance Claims Database Analysis
Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD

Gail Carmen D’Souza, BS, University of Toronto
Major: Public Health Sciences
Dissertation: Applying the diffusion of innovations theory to understand COVID-19 vaccine uptake and related factors among two high-risk populations in Pennsylvania
Dissertation Adviser: William A. Calo, PhD, JD, and Jonathan Foulds, PhD

Hosam Abdelhameed Farag, MD, Alexandria College of Medicine
Major: Public Health Sciences
Dissertation: enhancing early diagnosis of septic shock, and sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (SA-KI) in patients with sepsis: an innovative approach
Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD

Jalisa Elaine Holt, BS, Howard University
Major: Public Health Sciences
Dissertation: Evaluating the Impact of Regional Disasters on STI Testing in United States: A Claims Data Analysis
Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD

Demonica L. Jones, BS, Southern Illinois University
Major: Public Health Sciences
Dissertation: Inclusive Sexuality Education For Sexual and Gender Minorities: Examining the Effects of Sexuality Education on Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents and Emerging Adults’ Sexual Behaviors and Health
Dissertation Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Stephanie L. Baringer, BA, University of New Haven
Major: Biomedical Science and Clinical/Translational Science
Dissertation: Regulation of Brain Iron Aquitsition and Misapproriation in Alzhiemer’s Disease
Dissertation Adviser: James R. Connor, PhD

Mason Thomas Breitzig, BS, University of South Florida
Major: Epidemiology
Dissertation: Measuring Real-world Guideline Concordance and Outcomes of Major Depressive Disorder Pharmacotherapy
Dissertation Adviser: Duanping Liao, PhD

Kristen Bricker, BS, Walsh University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: miR-21 regulation of systemic autoimmunity and immunity
Dissertation Adviser: Ziaur Rahman, PhD

Jiaxing Chen, BS, Nanjing Medical University
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Dissertation: Engineering a Non-Commutative Combinatorial Protein Logic Circuit To Control Cell Orientation
Dissertation Adviser: Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD

Joseph Anthony Cirilo Jr., BS, King’s College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: The Role of Class III Myosins in Actin Protrusion Length Regulation
Dissertation Adviser: Christopher Yengo, PhD

LaTaijah Collese Crawford, BS, Delaware State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Characterization of decursinol efficacy, tolerance, and mechanism in models of pain
Dissertation Adviser: Daniel Morgan, PhD

Scott T. Eckert, BS, The College of New Jersey
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Dissertation: Studying risk factors for antibiotic resistance from population-scale microbiome data and machine learning
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD

Jessica Heebner, BS, University of Alabama
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Visual Proteomicsof Neoronal Growth Cones: Deep Learning Segmentation for Large-ScaleAnalysis of Cryo Electron Tomograms
Dissertation Adviser: Matthew Swulius, PhD

Michelle R. Jennette, BS, Bridgewater State University
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: The Multifacted Mechanisms of Orai Channel Gaiting
Dissertation Adviser: Donald Gill, PhD

Bailey Keller, BA, University of Colorado at Boulder
Major: Neuroscience and Clinical and Translational Sciences
Dissertation: Mechanistic Interactions of Alcohol and Diet-Induced Disruptions to Vagal Circuits Regulating Insulin Function
Dissertation Adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD

Christopher Kendra, BS, University at Albany – State University of New York
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: A Salmonella Virulence Factor Regulates Second Messenger Signaling and Effector Protein Expression via Proteolysis
Dissertation Adviser: Mauricio H. Pontes, PhD

Gregory N. Kincheloe, BS, University of California, Davis
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Amino Acid-Induced mTORC1 Signaling in the Maintenance of Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis
Dissertation Adviser: Scot Kimball, PhD

Carli Mae King, BS, Lycoming College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Investigating the role of TCF7L1 in colorectal cancer
Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Yochum,, PhD

Madison Kuhn, BS, Brown University
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Dissertation: The contribution of dynamic neuroinflammatory states in Alzheimer’s disease
Dissertation Adviser: Elizabeth Proctor, PhD

Dan Lin, BS, Huazhing Agricultural University
Major: Epidemiology
Dissertation: The effect of pre-diagnosis physical activity on breast cancer outcomes
Dissertation Adviser: Cheryl Thompson, PhD, MS

Mariam Melkumyan, BS, American University
Major: Neuroscience and Clinical/Translational Science
Dissertation: The Role of Central Amygdala Neuroinflammation in Alcohol Use And Alcohol Withdrawal-Induced Anxiety
Dissertation Adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD

Megan N. Olsen, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Conditioned withdrawal: The impact of glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists
Dissertation Adviser: Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD

Victoria H. Pearce, BS, Youngstown State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: “Elucidating the Consequences of Dietary Sugar on Human Gut Commensal Bacteria”
Dissertation Adviser: Guy E. Townsend II, PhD

Elias B. Rizk, MS/BS & MD, Pennsylvania State University /American University of Beirut
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Purified Neuronal Populations of Regenerating Ganglion Cells reveal DNA methylation-mediated Role of Na+/K+ ATPase in Axon Regeneration
Dissertation Adviser: James Connor, PhD

Bhavyata Shesh, Integrated MS, Sardar Patel University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Iron Profiling in Glioblastoma
Dissertation Adviser: James Connor, PhD

MaryElizabeth Stein, BS, Pepperdine University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: G-quadruplexes and Inflammation: A Tale of Two Paradoxes Challenging Genome Stability and the Response of Two Specialized Polymerases
Dissertation Adviser: Kristin Eckert, PhD

Luke A. Urbanik, BS, Marquette University
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Fentanyl Addiction: A Preclinical Behavioral and Pharmacological Assessment Of Need
Dissertation Adviser: Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD

Quinn Wade, BS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: “Role of Tim-2 in Oligodendrocyte Biology”
Dissertation Adviser: James R. Connor, PhD

Chen Wang, BS, China Agricultural University
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Dissertation: Statistical methods For Replicability Assessment of Genotype-Phenotype Associations and Polygenic Risk Score ModelingIn Large-Scale Multi-Ancestry Consortium Studies And Electronic Health Record-Based Biobanks
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD

Tong Wen, BMBS, Chongqing Medical University
Major: Epidemiology
Dissertation: Effects of air pollution on blood pressure and sickle cell disease
Dissertation Adviser: Jeff D. Yanosky, ScD

Claire Werner, BA, University of Pittsburgh
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Pathophysiology of the Colonic Enteric Nervous System in Male and Female Rats Following Spinal Cord Injury
Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Holmes, Ph.D.

Maksim Yakovlev, BE, Stony Brook University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Advancement of Micro Computed Tomography for Image Acquisition and Analysis of Whole Organisms
Dissertation Adviser: Keith Cheng, PhD

Ruoheng Zhang, MD, Guangxi Medical University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Schweinfurthins and immunogenic cell death
Dissertation Adviser: Raymond Hohl, PhD

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health

Pierce Curran, BA, Case Western Reserve University
Capstone Experience: Handbook for Global Health Scholars Traveling to The Balkans Region
Adviser: Julie Lentes, DEd, MPA

Lauren Dennis, BS, Regent University
Capstone Experience: Grant Proposal: Mergers and Consolidations in Rural Hospitals in Pennsylvania
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH

Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

Gregory Brown, BS, University of Virgina
Major: Engineering, Sciences and Mechanics
Dissertation: Imaging Biomarkers of Cognitive Decline in Parkinsons Disease
Dissertation Adviser: Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD
Residency: GloCal Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Chachrit Khunsriraksakul, BS, Johns Hopkins University
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Dissertation: Integrating genomic, epigenomic, and 3D genomic data to empower discovery, risk prediction, and drug repositioning
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Kristen Marie Manto, BS, Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Novel Therapeutic Thermogels as Local Controlled-Release Drug Delivery Systems for Peripheral Nerve Injury
Dissertation Adviser: John Elfar, MD
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Kyra T. Newmaster, BS, Shippensburg University
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: High Resolution 3D Mapping of the Oxytocin System Across Time and Space in the Mouse Brian
Dissertation Adviser: Yongsoo Kim, PhD
Residency: Child Neurology, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA

Ernest Weider Wang, BA, Princeton University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Pathologic Substrates of Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Parkinsonisms
Dissertation Adviser: Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Eric Yau, BA, BA, Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Role of Surfactant Protein A and its Receptor SP-R210 in Influenza Responses in Macrophages
Dissertation Adviser: Zissis Chroneos, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Physician assistant program

Brayden Andrus, Brigham Young University, BS – Physiology
Clinical Plans: General Surgery | Camp Hill, PA

Nicholas Aspinall, University of Nebraska, BS – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Clinical Plans: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Trevor Baker, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Kinesiology
Clinical Plans: Orthopedic Surgery | New York, NY

Bradley Connolley, University of North Florida, BS – Psychology

Tiffany Cross, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BA, BS

Julie Duong, University of California, BS – Biological Sciences
Clinical Plans: Critical Care | Bethlehem, PA

Jared Ellsworth, Brigham Young University, BS – Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine – Ardmore, OK

Charlotte Elrod, Mount Saint Mary’s University, BS – Biology
Clinical Plans: Neonatology

Laecey Foster, Grand Valley State University, BS – Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine | Roseburg, OR

Kara Frazier, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, BA – Industrial Design
Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine | Hershey, PA

Jacob Fronko, Lycoming College, BS – Ecology
Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine

Ella Gourley, University of Michigan, BS – Biology
Clinical Plans: Surgical Specialty | New York, NY

Benjamin Grant, University of Washington, BA – International Studies
Clinical Plans: Medical Speciality

Hannah Grillo, Bucknell University, BA – Biology
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine | Exeter, PA

Rachel Hayes, Ohio State University, BS – Health Science
Clinical Plans: Dermatology | Bellmore, NY

Malia Hoag, University of Michigan, BS – Kinesiology
Clinical Plans: Inpatient Internal MedicineJenna Kauffman, Yale University, BS – Molecular Biology
Clinical Plans: Behavioral Medicine | Lebanon, PA

Ethan Lee, Washington University, BA – Biology / Music

Kaylee Lopez, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Health Science
Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine | Camp Hill, PA

Amanda Marks, Washington University, BA – Chemistry
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

Kaylan Mayo, University of Maryland, BS – Public Health
Clinical Plans: Primary Care

Kathryn McCartney, Bucknell University, BA – Biology
Clinical Plans: Oncology | Boston, MA

Erin McQueen, Methodist University, BS – Exercise Science
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

Austin Miller, University of Pittsburgh, BS – Neuroscience
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

Denny Nguyen, Virginia Commonwealth University, BS – Biology
Clinical Plans: Cardiology | Northern Virginia

Collette Poisson, University of New Hampshire, BS – Biomedical Science
Clinical Plans: Emergency Medicine | Hershey, PA

Deirdre Sherwood, Utah State University, BS – Animal Science
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine

Jenny Steindl, Duke University, BS – Biology
Clinical Plans: Dermatology | Schenectady, NY

Caroline Williams, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Health Science
Clinical Plans: Family Medicine | Camp Hill, PA

Jacob Witmer, The Pennsylvania State University, BS – Kinesiology
Clinical Plans: Orthopedic Trauma

MD program

Lindsay Adamski – Northwestern University, BS; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, MPH
Residency: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine | Indiana University School of Medicine | Indianapolis, IN

Samuel Ajamu – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | University of Florida College of Medicine-Shands Hospital | Gainesville, FL

Emma Catherine Allen – University of Wisconsin, BS
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein-NY | Bronx, NY

Avisha D. Amarnani – New York University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Psychiatry | Zucker School of Medicine-Northwell Zucker Hillside | Glen Oaks, NY

Jerod Michael Avon – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Psychiatry | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Benjamin James Ayer – The Ohio State University, BS
Residency: Neurology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Alexis Betsock – Elon University, BS
Residency: Radiation Oncology | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

Debarati Bhanja – Carnegie Mellon University, BS
Residency: Neurological Surgery | NYU Grossman School of Medicine | New York, NY

Mohit S. Bhide – University of Pennsylvania, BA
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Allegheny General Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

Rucha K. Borkhetaria – The College of New Jersey, BS
Residency: Ophthalmology | SUNY Downstate | Brooklyn, NY

Robert Patrick Bower – Allegheny College, BS, BS
Residency: Dermatology | Stony Brook Teaching Hospital |Stony Brook, NY

Daniel J. Brosius – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Anesthesiology | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Gregory Lee Brown – University of Virginia, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD

Nathan Cannon – Roberts Wesleyan University, BS
Residency: Ophthalmology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Justin Andrew Ceasar – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia & Cornell | New York, NY

Allison Meng Ching – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Lehigh Valley Hospital | Allentown, PA

Juliet Chung – Lehigh University, BS
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem, NC

Taylor J. Clegg – Utah State University, BS
Residency: Plastic Surgery | University of Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, CO

Claire J. Cohen – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Psychiatry | Jersey Shore University Medical Center | Neptune, NJ

Zachary Michael Corey – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Pathology | University of Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, CO

Derek Michael Crossman – Sacred Heart University, BS; Georgetown University, MS
Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Morristown Medical Center | Morristown, NJ

Pierce Lee Curran – Case Western Reserve University, BA, MS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MPH
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Evelyn Darden – Brown University, BA
Residency: Family Medicine | Cambridge Health Alliance | Cambridge, MA

Christopher Day – Jacksonville University, BSN
Residency: Anesthesiology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Annika Daya – University of Alabama at Birmingham, BS, MPH
Residency: Neurology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston, MA

Christopher DeHaven – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: Vascular Surgery | Cooper Medical School Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital | Camden, NJ

Alaina Catherine Demalis – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Lauren G. Dennis – Regent University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MPH
Residency: Internal Medicine | Allegheny General Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Kenneth Devich – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: General Surgery | University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

Kelly Monica Dopke – University of Idaho, BS
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | UC San Diego Medical Center | San Diego, CA

Lauren M. Echols – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BA
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Western Pennsylvania Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

Travis Robert Edmond – Muhlenberg College, BS
Residency: General Surgery | St. Lukes Hospital-Bethlehem | Bethlehem, PA

Timothy John Egner – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Natalie Zoe Marie Eichner – University of Virginia, BSEd, BA, MEd, PhD
Residency: Psychiatry | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

Caroline Dunn Eisele – Boston College, BS
Residency: Pediatrics/Psych/Child Psychiatry | ISMMS Mount Sinai Hospital | New York, NY

Lucy Kathryn Emery – University of Virginia, BA
Residency: Pediatrics | Childrens Hospital-Boston | Boston, MA

Maya Pierre Fares – Albright College, BS
Residency: Pathology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Jacob Hunter Feiertag – Saint Joseph’s University, BS
Residency: Anesthesiology | Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VA-IL | Chicago, IL

Adam Finkelstein – Lafayette College, BS
Residency: General Surgery | Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

Maria Kate Fowler – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Zachary Graham Freedman – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Anesthesiology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston, MA

Nicole Mary Fye – The Ohio State University, BS
Residency: Pathology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Amanda Grace Gaines – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, BA; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

Kira Elaine Garry – Yale University, BA; University of Michigan, MPH
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Mass General Brigham | Charlestown, MA

Dana Goldenberg – Tulane University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Otolaryngology | Cleveland Clinic Foundation | Cleveland, OH

Estelle Anh Thu Green – University of California, Irvine, BS
Residency: Pediatrics | Childrens Hospital-Boston | Boston, MA

Brody Alan Greenleaf – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Anesthesiology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Destin Groff – Amherst College, BA
Residency: Plastic Surgery | UPMC Medical Education | Pittsburgh, PA

Jason Sunwu Ha – Stony Brook University, BS
Residency: Pathology | Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Lebanon, NH

Delaney Jean Harbold – University of Southern California, BS
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Veronica Thavery Harrington – Chapman University, BS
Residency: Pediatrics | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles, CA

Sara Julie Harris – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Internal Medicine| University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine | Tampa, FL

Krista Lauren Hartmann – University of Virginia, BS, BA
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

Michael E. Healy – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC

Briana Elizabeth Heinly – Susquehanna University, BS, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Tilicea Charmaine Henry – George Mason University, BS; Georgetown University, MS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

Zachary E. High – Lycoming College, BS
Residency: Pathology | UPMC Medical Education | Pittsburgh, PA

Meloria Ann Hoskins – University of California, San Diego, BS; Johns Hopkins University, MS
Residency: General Surgery | University of  Colorado School of Medicine | Aurora, CO

Christopher Kalebb Howell – University of Utah, BS
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Nicholas Lee Hudock – Wilkes University, BS
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | West Virginia University School of Medicine | Morgantown, WV

Hunter Hughes – Wilkes University, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC

Benjamin Paul Hull – Azusa Pacific University, BS
Residency: Anesthesiology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Zachary Bryan Jensen – Utah State University, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Baylor Scott & White Medical Center | Temple, TX

Gavin Troy Jones – Southern Utah University, BS
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Sweta Joshi – McGill University, BA
Residency: Neurology | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston, MA

Chachrit Khunsriraksakul – Johns Hopkins University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD/PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

Hailey M. Kindt – The University of Scranton, BS
Residency: Psychiatry | Thomas Jefferson University | Philadelphia, PA

Madison Nikole Kist – Stanford University, BS
Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Solomon M. Klombers – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem, NC

Michael Edmund Kozak – University of Pennsylvania, BS
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Albert Einstein Medical Center | Philadelphia, PA

Kayla Jian Krause – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BA
Residency: General Surgery | Rutgers-Community Medical Center | Toms River, NJ

Sean A. Kshir – Wilkes University, BS, BS
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Brooke Army Medical Center | San Antonio, TX

Pallavi Kulkarni – University of Delaware, BS, BA
Residency: Otolaryngology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Kushagra Kumar – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Emory University School of Medicine | Atlanta, GA

Christina La Gamma – Barnard College of Columbia University, BA
Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Michelle Annette Le – Washington University at St. Louis, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Lehigh Valley Hospital | Allentown, PA

Jungeun Jasmine Lee – Montclair State University, BS
Residency: General Surgery | Wellspan Health York Hospital | York, PA

Marc Levine – University of Miami, BS
Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

Andrea Lin – Duke University, BS
Residency: General Surgery | Temple University Hospital | Philadelphia, PA

Alison Liu – University of Toronto, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Anesthesiology | Brown Univ/Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Abigail L. Locke – Washington & Jefferson College, BA
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Jake MacDonald – The University of Scranton, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Internal Medicine | Emory University School of Medicine | Atlanta, GA

Benjamin Wayne Mancini – Michigan State University, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | University of Maryland Medical Center | Baltimore, MD

Kirsten Mansfield – Northwestern University, BA; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, MPH
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | University of Michigan Hospital | Ann Arbor, MI

Kristen Marie Manto – Johns Hopkins University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

Katherine Anne Martel – University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Christiana Care | Newark, DE

Noreen Patricia Masciello – United States Military Academy West Point, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Johns Hopkins/Bayview | Baltimore, MD

Madeline Alaina Matzelle-Zywicki – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Pennsylvania Hospital | Philadelphia, PA

Kyle Glenn Mausteller – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, BS
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Lauren Elizabeth Mazur – College of William & Mary, BS
Residency: Pediatrics | Brown University /Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Andrea Mitchell Meyer – The Pennsylvania State University, BA, BS
Residency: Plastic Surgery | Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

Dixie Lee Miller – Lehigh University, BA
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology | UPMC Harrisburg | Harrisburg, PA

Christian James Morris – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Psychiatry | Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC

Zachary Harris Mosher – Lehigh University, BS, MEng
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Thomas Jefferson University | Philadelphia, PA

Abraar Mohammed Muneem – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA
Residency: Anesthesiology | University of Maryland Medical Center | Baltimore, MD

Ryan P. Murphy – Dickinson College, BS
Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Hannah Nam – University of Pennsylvania, BA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | Mass General Brigham | Boston, MA

Rafay Nasir – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Kyra Tai Newmaster – Shippensburg University, BS
Residency: Child Neurology | Children’s Hospital-LA | Los Angeles, CA

Lynda Thu Ngo – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | MedStar Georgetown University Hospital | Washington, DC

Clever Minh Nguyen – University of Florida, BS
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Albert Einstein Medical Center | Philadelphia, PA

Krishna Patel – Johns Hopkins University, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Cara Emily Pearson – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Anesthesiology | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Chandat Phan – University of the Sciences, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Callie Patrice Pina – Cornell University, BA; Columbia University, MS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

Lauren Danielle Pomerantz – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education | Rochester, MN

Brandon Portnoff – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Cecilia Richardsen – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine | Christiana Care | Newark, DE

Ileana Santana – Misericordia University, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Peter Shafeek – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, BA
Residency: Surgery-Preliminary | Rutgers-R W Johnson Medical School | New Brunswick, NJ

Kreesha Shah – Florida Atlantic University, BS
Residency: Urology | University of Florida College of Medicine | Gainesville, FL

Vraj B. Shah – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Emergency Medicine | Tower Health/Reading Hospital | West Reading, PA

Hayley Rose Sholansky – West Chester University, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Amanda Siedem – Williams College, BA
Residency: Pediatrics | Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Lebanon, NH

Deniz Siso – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Ophthalmology | West Virginia University Eye Institute | Morgantown, WV

Anna Skakodub – The City University of New York-Hunter College, BA
Residency: Radiation Oncology | ISMMS Mount Sinai Hospital | New York, NY

Nathan P. Smith – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery | St. Mary’s Medical Center | San Francisco, CA

Radhika Sood – University of Maryland, College Park, BS
Residency: Family Medicine | Zucker School of Medicine-Northwell Phelps Hospital | Sleepy Hollow, NY

Hannah Ruth Spotts – Colgate University, BA
Residency: Family Medicine | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem, NC

Mason Stoltzfus – Eastern Mennonite University, BS
Residency: Neurological Surgery | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Sarah Ann Strausser – Emory University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Urology | Emory University Hospital | Atlanta, GA

Anna Tarren – Ithaca College, BS
Residency: Neurological Surgery | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Mara Trifoi – Albright College, BS
Residency: Dermatology | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Adriana Von Rago – Cornell University, BS
Residency: Psychiatry | University of Cincinnati Medical Center | Cincinnati, OH

Tuan Vu – College of William & Mary, BS
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Christopher Wang Jr. – Case Western Reserve University, BS
Residency: Medicine-Preliminary | Flushing Hospital Medical Center | Queens, NY

Ernest Weider Wang – Princeton University, AB; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

Haley L. Wissler – Temple University, BS
Residency: Pediatrics | Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC

Maxwell Wright – Brigham Young University, BS
(Graduated December 2023)
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic | Temple University Hospital | Philadelphia, PA

Eric Yau – Johns Hopkins University, BA, BA; Johns Hopskins School of Public Health, ScM; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Baltimore, MD

Sevan Yedigarian – George Washington University, BS
Residency: Internal Medicine | Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | Lebanon, NH

Lauren Mica Yoder – Harvard University, BA
Residency: Pediatrics | NYP Hospital -Weill Cornell Medical Center | New York, NY

Amy Zheng – Johns Hopkins University, BS
Residency: Urology | Lahey Clinic Medical Center | Burlington, MA

Izabela Zubrzycka – University of Connecticut, BS, BA
Residency: Psychiatry | Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Hershey, PA

Emma Rebecca Zulch – Bates College, BS
Residency: General Surgery | SUNY Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, NY