Angela Trude, PhD

Former PHS Gordis Teaching Fellow, Spring 2017

My two cents advice is to stay connected with your peers, faculty, and mentors at JHU. Keep them posted on your interests and plans. We may be able to offer you opportunities or connect you with other people who might have something for you.

Cleo Bluthenthal

Class Of 2024

One of my greatest takeaways from my work is the understanding that the relationship between community-informed research and public policy is inextricable, if we are going to change systems to be more just and equitable for all people.

Kobi Khong

Class Of 2024

 Center for Gun Violence and Prevention, JHSPH

I have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing effort to make a change, and not only learn from the lens of public health but also be a part of the teams doing research to evaluate the best ways to approach these issues. 

Matt McGough

Class Of 2021

The best part of my job is being able to see the direct impact of my work on how health policy issues are covered in the media, developed by policymakers, and understood by the public.

Mohammad (Moe) Alghawi

Class Of 2023

Applied Experience: World AIDS Museum and Educational Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I worked at the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The museum has a mission of promoting dialogue surrounding HIV/AIDS to reduce stigma through means of education, cultural programming and artistic expression. Throughout my time here, I was responsible for curating several museum exhibits as well as helping host educational workshops to engage the surrounding Broward County community.

Shahmir H. Ali, PhD (NYU ’23) BA (JHU ’19)

Class of 2019

It can sometimes be helpful to think about who you’re interested in working with before the topic itself - food and nutrition research wasn’t really on my radar before JHU, but I remember absolutely loving [Dr. Joel Gittelsohn's] energy during a lecture he gave, which was reinforced by all the great mentorship I received from him, Angela and others in his team, which opened a window to this passion.

Will Shefelman

Class Of 2018

Law & Public Health 

After graduating from law school, I will be working at a law firm in New York City. I am planning on joining a large law firm’s health care practice. I hope to get to use a wide range of skills I have developed in both law school and my time studying public health at Johns Hopkins as both an undergraduate student and later at the graduate level. By working in an industry specific practice at a law firm, I am looking forward to developing skills both as a corporate attorney and also getting exposure to working on litigation.

Zandy Wong

Class of 2024

My disability advocacy focuses on advocating for universal digital accessibility and equitable access to education and healthcare for people with disabilities through influencing policy and working within communities to enact change. With my advocacy, I am trying to help create the world that younger “me” dreamed of when dealing with challenges related to my hearing loss - a world where accessibility is universal and having a disability is celebrated.