2023 Delta Omega Alpha Inductees
The Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health connects Johns Hopkins public health students, alumni, and faculty to recognize and develop leadership that advances and sustains the public's health. It is our pleasure to welcome 127 new inductees from the class of 2023.
Maria Carissa Alejandro
Through extensive work, Abigail has been helping adolescents who are living with HIV to integrate into society and enhance their quality of life. Her desire to continue this work has led her to pursue a career as a pediatric infectious disease physician, specializing in managing adolescents with HIV and conducting thorough research aimed at improving their HIV care continuum.
Fatoumata Barry Ibrahim O
Sara Belga Monteiro Pereira
Imaima will be returning to finish her final year of medical school at the University of Missouri Kansas City and will be applying for Obstetrics and Gynecology residency.
Pei Xuan Chua
Pei Xuan is a health care manager in Singapore and leads a team working on population health management for central zone residents.
In Young Chung
Courtney De Balmann
After graduation, Kathryn will be starting my PhD in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Her research will focus on water quality and communication.
Brandon is applying to medical school to become a physician-researcher working in the carceral system, with a focus on improving mental health outcomes. He plans to work with patients 1-1, while also using his public health education to inform policies that reimagine prison and jail health as fundamental parts of community health.
Amanda recently finished her public health practicum at Harvard Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) and will be graduating from the MSPH/RD Human Nutrition program this May. She plans to continue her research on eating disorders and start her career as an eating disorder dietitian where she aims to help others improve their relationship with food.
Yoshine Christine Fei
Anna is graduating with her MSPH from the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health as well as certificates in Health Communication and Maternal and Child Health. Following graduation, Anna will work full-time at the MITRE Corporation as a health communication scientist.
After graduation, Neta plans on working in the renewable energy field as an analyst for a biofuels producer.
Maria Nerina Girasol
Yun Soo Hong
Kelly Hubbard is a maternal health policy advocate. She works for a nonprofit advocating for moms and babies.
Shruti completed her doctorate in health equity and social justice, exploring equitable and culturally responsive approaches to social care at an integrated health system through her dissertation. She will continue to work as a leader in the equity, inclusion, and diversity space, bringing an equity-centered design approach to healthcare disparities reduction.
During her MPH program, Alizay concentrated in Epidemiologic & Biostatistical Methods, and her practicum, capstone and local community engagement work centered around addressing substance use-related stigma, amplifying the health needs of people who use drugs (PWUD) in Maryland, and supporting resilience and capacity-building among local communities of PWUD. After graduation, she looks forward to remaining at Hopkins and continuing this work as a researcher supporting joint projects between the Epidemiology and Health, Behavior and Society Departments; she hopes to apply to PhD programs next fall.
Paul is the new Medical Director of Wyoming Medicaid. He will continue to practice medicine part-time.
Naomi Kirkman Bey
Alyssa will be completing her fourth year of medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and applying to residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology.
Chi Hung Czarina Leung
Dr. Czarina Leung serves to nurture the regenerative flourishing of people facing disproportionate risks, including as the Founding Director of Be Priceless (a public health educational trans-sectoral non-profit that empowers personal and collective growth, well-being and safety of disadvantaged children, youth, families, and communities); as a humanitarian doctor and educator (including in refugee camp); and to apply rigours participatory research to promoted health equity and empowerment (former Coordinating Editor of WHO’s Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal).
Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello
Beonee McClarin Allen
Yidnekachew Girma Mogessie
Jessica Gloria Mogi (MPH’23) is a physician from Indonesia who has practiced in the rural areas of Eastern Indonesia among underserved populations with limited access to healthcare facilities. She planned to utilize her experience in research and practice to address prevalent public health issues in Indonesia such as non-communicable disease, mental health, and nutrition.
Tolbert's experience as incident manager leading Liberia’s Ebola response, plus his involvement with the United States and global COVID-19 response has reshaped his focus on tackling future global public health epidemics and humanitarian crises. He is looking forward to contributing to health systems strengthening, resilience, preparedness, and response to future public health threats.
Michelle Odonkor is a dual-degree MD-MPH candidate at Johns Hopkins. She believes medicine and public health go hand-in-hand and intends to spend her career doing both: by pursuing a neurosurgical clinical practice as well as a public health practice committed to strengthening surgical systems and enhancing access to care in low-resource settings.
Catalina Ortuzar Lyon
Dwi Lestari Pramesti
Dwi Lestari Pramesti (Mesty) is a pediatrician and the founder of Tentang Anak (About Children), a parenting ecosystem that provide application, products, and services (including parenting communities) in the mission to achieve the wellbeing of 80 million children of Indonesia. Tentang Anak has been able to reach 20 million of users and has established official partnership with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and the National Family Planning Agency.
Ayesha played a crucial role in the initiation of covid-19 vaccination program at a medical clinic that served the immigrant community. Her main area of interest lies in the mental health of immigrants in the United States. In the upcoming year, she is commencing her journey in medicine and in the future aims to integrate public mental health programs into clinical practice.
Apoorvaa S Sachidanand
Apoorvaa is a physician from India. She has served the community she grew up during the covid-19 pandemic and also experience working in clinical research. After graduation she will go on to work in clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Mamadou recently received the Tuggle Award from the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for his work addressing COVID-19 vaccine disparities in East Baltimore. He will be pursuing a PhD in Social Behavior Science at George Mason University.