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Graduate Alumni

Public Health alumnus Emanuel AlcalaEmanual Alcala, Ph.D.

Dr. Alcala is the assistant director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI) at Fresno State.





Kristina Allen, Ph.D. in Public Health

Kristina Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Allen is the deputy director of Public Health at Mariposa County Health and Human Services.

Her research interests include epidemiology, psychological disorder and suicidal behavior. Specifically, Kristina is interested in how adolescents' mental health is affected by their community and activities. During her graduate studies in Developmental Psychology she studied learning disorders and how children with learning disorders process spatial information. 


Van Do-ReynosoVan Do-Reynoso, Ph.D.

Dr. Van Do-Reynoso is chief customer experience officer and health equity officer at CenCal Health. 





Marcela Entwistle, Ph.D., Public HealthMarcela Entwistle, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Entwistle is a Quality/Patient Safety Manager with Dignity Health.





Public Health alumnus Hamed GharibiHamed Gharibi, Ph.D.

Dr. Gharibi is an epidemiologist with the Fresno County Department of Public Health





Public Health alumna Zahra GoliaeiZahra Goliaei, Ph.D.

Dr. Goliaei is an assistant professor in Public Health at Touro University.





Public Health alumna Jazmine KennyJazmine Kenny, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenny is the Medical Education Assessment & Evaluation Coordinator at UC Merced.





Kevin KwanKevin Kwan, Ph.D.

Dr. Kwan is an epidemiologist with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. He was previously a Research Scientist with the California Department of Public Health’s Maternal and Adolescent Health Division.



Andrea LopezAndrea Lopez, Ph.D.

Dr. Lopez is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at CSU Bakersfield. Dr. Lopez’s areas of interest include community based participatory research, health promotion and disease prevention in rural communities, and immigrant health.




Mechelle Perea RyanMechelle Perea Ryan, Ph.D.

Dr. Ryan is Associate Professor at California State University, Stanislaus, School of Nursing.





Ritem SandhuRitem Sandhu, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandhu is an epidemiologist with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.





Dr. Ravi SinghRavi Singh, Ph.D.

Dr. Singh is an Epidemiologist at the Merced County Public Health Department.





Chia Thao, Ph.D. Public HealthChia Thao, Ph.D.

Dr. Thoa is a postdoctoral scholar at UC Merced. Her research focuses on Hmong farmers, pesticide exposure, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination.





Dr. David VelozDavid Veloz, Ph.D.

Dr. Veloz is teaching Health Science Research Methods at CSU Stanislaus. He is working to obtain a Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate, a digital credential that represents the mastery of seven different competencies targeting online teaching.




Public Health alumna Tashelle WrightTashelle Wright, Ph.D.

Dr. Wright is associate program officer, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), University of California Office of the President.