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Alumni Affairs Committee

Committee Charge 

The charge of the EPH Alumni Affairs Committee is to promote meaningful lifelong engagement with alumni to build their networks and foster their professional development, as well as strengthen the department's external relationships, programs, and resources.

Co-Chairs

Kathleen Fox, MHS, PhD, and Judith Rubin, MD, MPH, serve as co-chairs of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Alumni Affairs Committee. In 1991, Dr. Fox was the first person to graduate from the Department's Epidemiology PhD program. She is an epidemiology and health outcomes researcher whose company, Strategic Healthcare Solutions, LLC, provides strategic marketing and research services. Dr. Fox is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Dr. Kathleen Fox

Dr. Fox on her experience in EPH: 

"In 1991, I was the first to graduate from the Department with a PhD in epidemiology. I had been working for the National Institutes of Health on the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, so I was already working in the field of gerontology and wanted to develop my skills and expand my research expertise. My interests have always been on the research side, and the Department was extremely active in all types of research projects that had exceptional value for me. Also, the caliber of the faculty and their variety of interests gave me broad exposure, not only to gerontology but also to areas like infectious diseases and maternal and child health.

Because they were building the degree program as I was progressing through it, I had a lot of flexibility, and they tailored some courses for the three of us who were doctoral candidates. The faculty allowed me to be part of their research projects, and I even started doing some independent research. The epidemiology skills and expertise I developed allowed me to work in a number of different areas, but I focused on chronic conditions that typically affect older individuals—osteoporosis, hip fractures, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. My most vivid memories are of good collaboration and willingness to allow me to be part of the critical research that was going on at the time.  

For me, the program was the right pace, the right access to faculty, the right research interests. It was a perfect fit. My experience equipped me to become an independent researcher and investigator. Within the first year of graduation, I received an NIH First Investigator’s Award. Now I have my own company called Strategic Healthcare Solutions, LLC, and I provide research support for biotech and pharmaceutical companies. I love it."

Dr. Judith Rubin

Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the Department's Preventive Medicine Resdiency program and has been a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 1977. She retired in 2005 but continues to serve as an adjunct professor and as co-chair of the Alumni Affairs Committee.  

Dr. Rubin on her experience in EPH: 

"I came to the University of Maryland in August 1973 and was a resident in Preventive Medicine through June 1977, with one year spent full time in Pediatrics to finish my pediatrics residency. I retired officially in 2005 and have since had a part-time contractual appointment.  I currently work for ACGME, the organization that accredits all the medical residencies and fellowships in the country. In addition to education, strong science, strong epidemiology have always been cornerstones of the Department's work. Although the size of the Department keeps changing, there has always been a lot of collegiality.

One of the most amazing things about being at Maryland is having this professional campus, where there are strong schools in every discipline. The Law School has this strong health law program; the School of Social Work and School of Pharmacy are among the most well-known in the country; the Dental School was the first of its kind and has an excellent reputation. Dr. Stolley and I both taught epidemiology in the Nurse Practitioner Program in the Nursing School. Our initial MPH program was for dual-degree students who were also getting a degree in law, nursing, pharmacy, dental, social work or medical. There are fertile opportunities in multiple disciplines as well as multiple specialties in medicine. The willingness of people in different schools to work together has enriched education, research, and campus life."

Committee Members

  • Sania Amr, Professor and Alumnus, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Wilbur Chen, EPH Alumnus, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Chris D'Adamo, EPH Alumnus, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Pamela Demartino, Director of Student Affairs, MPH Program, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Danielle Fitzpatrick, Academic Coordinator, MS/PhD Program, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Alan Fix, EPH Alumnus, Chief, Vaccine Clinical Research Branch, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Kathleen Fox, EPH Alumnus and Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Jon Furuno, EPH Alumnus, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Justine Golden, Academic Coordinator, Gerontology Program, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Lily Jarman-Reisch, Director of Development, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Wendy Lane, Assistant Professor and Alumnus, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Patricia Langenberg, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Lauren Levy, Program Manager, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Jay Magaziner, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • David Mann, EPH Alumnus, Epidemiologist, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Teena Maultsby, Academic Coordinator, MPH Program, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Denise Orwig, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Colleen Pelser, EPH Alumnus, Cancer Prevention Fellow, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute
  • Mary-Claire Roghmann, Professor and Alumnus, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Judith Rubin, Professor and Alumnus, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Marin Schweizer, EPH Alumnus, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Eileen Steinberger, Assistant Professor and Alumnus, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Hoai-An Truong, EPH Alumnus, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Professional Affairs, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Yimei Wu, Faculty Affairs and Special Projects Manager, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine