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2016-2017 Student Awards

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Fielding School students who were the recipients of academic awards, scholarships, internships, grants or fellowships during the 2016-17 academic year.

Abdelmonem A. Afifi Student Fellowship

Sean Barry

Health Policy and Management

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fellowship

James Godwin, Tanya Olmos, Petra Rasmussen, Sophie Snyder, Claire Than

Health Policy and Management

 

Air & Waste Management Association Air Quality Research and Study Award

Mercede Ramjerdi

Environmental Health Sciences

 

American College of Toxicology (ACT) Student Furst Award

Julie Castañeda

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

American College of Toxicology (ACT) Student Travel Award

Julie Castañeda

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

American Society of Safety Engineers’ Foundation (ASSEF), Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship

Ivan Torres

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Ann and Phil Heymann Global Fellowship

Amanda Landrian

Epidemiology

 

Ann G. Quealy Memorial Fellowship

Haleigh Mager-Mardeusz, Alicia Popoff

Health Policy and Management

 

Anne Sullivan Reher Livio Fund for the Health and Well-Being of the Homeless

Kymberly Aoki, Estelle Robinson

Community Health Sciences

 

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Mercede Ramjerdi

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Outstanding Student in Rheumatology Award

Priti Prasad

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) Fellowship

Emily Marino

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Bette and Hans Lorenz Fellowship

Alein Haro

Community Health Sciences

Regem Corpuz, Joel Gonzalez

Health Policy and Management

 

Beverlee A. Myers Memorial Fellowship

Mayra Rascon

Health Policy and Management

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Inter-School Training Program in Chronic Diseases

Cynthia Kusters

Epidemiology

 

California Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Forum Student Research Award

Katherine McNamara

Environmental Health Sciences

 

California Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Student Project Scholarship Award

Ivan Torres

Environmental Health Sciences

 

California Immigration Research Initiative Fellowship

Maria-Elena Young

Community Health Sciences

 

Calouste Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship for Armenian PhD Students

Vahe Khachadourian

Epidemiology

 

Carolbeth Korn Scholar Award

Hilary Aralis

Biostatistics

 

Celia G. and Joseph G. Blann Fellowship

Yan Lin

Environmental Health Sciences

Charleen Hsuan

Health Policy and Management

 

Charles F. Scott Fellowship

Tyler Watson

Environmental Health Sciences

Alma Jusufagic

Health Policy and Management

 

Child and Family Health Program Fellowship

Subasri Narasimhan

Community Health Sciences

Eryn Block, Joseph Viana

Health Policy and Management

 

Child and Family Health Summer Internship

Eder Abellaneda, Emily Ferro, Caitlin O’Connor, Sabrina Owens, Vanessa Perez, Lauren Schenker, Sarah Jane Smith, Katherine Strong, Chloé Winders-Singer

Community Health Sciences

Therese Chen

Environmental Health Sciences

Connie Lu

Epidemiology

 

Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Training Grant

Amy Bonilla, Natalie Bradford, Julian Brunner, William Boyd Jackson, Michelle Keller, Selene Mak, Sara McCleskey, Narissa Nonzee, Helen Ovsepyan, Andrea Sorensen, Linda Tran, Ayae Yamamoto

Health Policy and Management

 

Dean Hansell Fellowship to Address Gun Violence

Danielle Dupuy

Community Health Sciences

 

Dean’s Global Health Fellowships

Natalie Dickson, Makaela Newsome, Jasmine Uysal

Community Health Sciences

Briana Yeh

Environmental Health Sciences

Ushma Dharod, Rachael Jackson, D’Andre Spencer, Melissa Wiles

Epidemiology

 

Dean’s Leadership Grant

David Phak, John Soliman

Biostatistics

Anika Akhter, Meron Begashaw, Trista Benitez, Jessica Coates, Katie Cobian, Alein Haro, James Huynh, Nandini Inmula, Tania Perez, Vanessa Perez, Estelle Robinson, Jaime Ruiz, Jose Velasquez, Elise Wallis

Community Health Sciences

Arely Briseno, Therese Chen, Nadia Ho, Elbert Hsiung, Jimmy Phong

Environmental Health Sciences

Cindy Agus, Victoria Autelli, Cynthia Beard, Jesse Bendetson, George Dewey, Rachael Jackson, Amanda Landrian, Brittany Meyer, Adriel Neely, Cathy Ngo, D’Andre Spencer, Lorena Ulloa, Kartavya Vyas

Epidemiology

Kristin Calsada, Landon Gibson, Veronica Kapoor, Whitney Li, Xiang Li, Rathi Ramasamy

Health Policy and Management

 

Dean’s Outstanding Student Award

Anna Antonio

Biostatistics

Brittany Morey

Community Health Sciences

Amanda Wagner

Environmental Health Sciences

Roch Nianogo

Epidemiology

Boback Ziaeian

Health Policy and Management

 

Delta Omega Honorary Society Nominees in Public Health, Iota Chapter

Hilary Aralis, Thomas Gibson, Yihao Li, Di Xiong

Biostatistics

Anika Akhter, Stephanie Albert, Meron Begashaw, Natalie Dickson, Erica Mahgerefteh, Brittany Morey, John Peipert, Lauren Schenker, Jenna van Draanen, Daisy Walker

Community Health Sciences

Bryan Moy, Yubin Zhou

Environmental Health Sciences

Aileen Baecker, Zuelma Contreras, San Hone, Roch Nianogo, Travis Meyers, Alison Ryan

Epidemiology

Anna Davis, Alma Jusufagic, Cosima Lenz, Haleigh Mager-Mardeusz, Sarah Schulte-Waters, Boback Ziaeian

Health Policy and Management

Julie Castañeda, Priti Prasad

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

Department Block Grant Opportunity Award

Christopher German, Cameron Goldbeck, Joseph Kyeong, Jane Pan, Heather Stemen, Katy Wang

Biostatistics

Marta Bornstein, Elsa Carrasco, Marisol Frausto, Aila Hernandez, Cristina Hunter O’Leary, Linghui Jiang, Elise Liu, Julie Loc, Anthony Paul Mendoza, Ana Ordaz, Elise Wallis

Community Health Sciences

Christina Batteate, Olivia Ellis, Katherine Gibbs, Nan Jiao, Larry Lai, Emily Marino, Mercede Ramjerdi, Robert Reny, Joyce Thung

Environmental Health Sciences

Richard Dumbrique, Sarah Elliott, Jin Sol Lee, William Sheppard

Health Policy and Management

 

Dissertation Year Fellowship

Brittany Morey

Community Health Sciences

Roch Nianogo

Epidemiology

Anna Davis, Sarah Friedman, Di Liang, Diane Tan

Health Policy and Management

 

Dowdle Mental Health Summer Fellowship

Amber Brink, Jaime Ruiz

Community Health Sciences

Haleigh Mager-Mardeusz, Victor Shiau

Epidemiology

Bryce Henderson

Health Policy and Management

 

Dr. Ursula Mandel Scholarship

Subasri Narasimhan, Natalia Woolley

Community Health Sciences

Alina Palimaru, Lee Sook Hee Squitieri

Health Policy and Management

 

Drabkin/Neumann Global Public Health Field Experience

Alexis Balina, Stephanie Kiesow

Community Health Sciences

 

E. Richard (Rick) Brown Social Justice Fellowship

William Boyd Jackson

Health Policy and Management

 

Epidemiology Congress of the Americas, Russell Kirby Travel Scholarship

Roch Nianogo

Epidemiology

 

Epidemiology Congress of the Americas, Student Prize Award, Poster Session 1

Roch Nianogo

Epidemiology

 

Eugene and Sallyann Fama Fellowships in Public Health

Eder Abellaneda, Lorena Gonzalez, Bernadett Leggis, Anna-Michelle McSorley

Community Health Sciences

Mercede Ramjerdi

Environmental Health Sciences

Cristina Hunter O’Leary, Dianna Soto

Health Policy and Management

 

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship

Eryn Block

Health Policy and Management

 

Fred H. Bixby Certificate on Population and Reproductive Health

Natalie Dickson, Caitlin O’Connor

Community Health Sciences

 

Fred H. Bixby International Internships on Population and Reproductive Health

Aiyu Chen

Biostatistics

Ryan Raypon

Epidemiology

 

FSPH Marathon Student Fellowship

Amanda Barbanica, Leila Kamareddine, Erica Mahgerefteh

Community Health Sciences

Jimmy Phong

Environmental Health Sciences

Rachael Jackson, Alison Ryan, Hubert Sung

Epidemiology

 

Future Public Health Leaders Fellowship

David Phak

Biostatistics

Anika Akhter, Meron Begashaw, Jessica Coates

Community Health Sciences

Elbert Hsiung

Environmental Health Sciences

Jesse Bendetson, Kartavya Vyas

Epidemiology

Regem Corpuz, Adriel Neely, Rathi Ramasamy

Health Policy and Management

 

Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award

James Godwin

Health Policy and Management

 

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program

Anna-Michelle McSorley, Mariana Reyes

Community Health Sciences

Arely Briseno, Karla Vasquez

Environmental Health Sciences

Hajar Ahmed, Dianna Soto, Allen Taing, Vernonica Vicenas, Marwin Yeung

Health Policy and Management

 

Graduate Research Mentorship Award

Amy Bonilla, Natalie Bradford, Lucinda Leung

Health Policy and Management

 

Graduate Student Researcher Opportunity Award

Stephanie Ly

Community Health Sciences

Dahai Yue

Health Policy and Management

 

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship

Aaron Scheffler

Biostatistics

Angela Gutierrez, Anna Hing, Stephanie Ly, Helene Riess, Sarah Roth, Jenna van Draanen

Community Health Sciences

Aline Duarte Folle

Epidemiology

Lucinda Leung

Health Policy and Management

 

Health Policy and Management Alumni Association (HPMAA) Award

Whitney Li, Katherine Sziraczky

Health Policy and Management

 

Health Policy and Management and Community Partner Fellowship Endowment

Courtney Porter

Health Policy and Management

 

Judith Blake Memorial Fellowship

Alec Chan-Golston

Biostatistics

 

Juneal Marie Smith Fellowship in International Nutrition

Shelley Jung

Community Health Sciences

 

Laurie and Bill Benenson Environmental Health Fellowship

Emily Marino

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Leadership Training in Maternal and Child Nutrition

Jocelyn Harrison, Jasmine Mercado, Rebecca Oh, Monica Pang

Community Health Sciences

 

The Lemann Fellowship Talent Program

Aline Duarte Folle

Epidemiology

 

Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship

Yan Wang

Biostatistics

 

Molina Healthcare Student Writing Competition Award

Sangeeta Mondal

Biostatistics

Chloe Winders-Singer

Community Health Sciences

Amanda Wagner

Environmental Health Sciences

Negar Omidakhsh

Epidemiology

Veronica Kapoor

Health Policy and Management

 

Monica Salinas Internship Fund in Latino and Latin American Health

Frances Huynh

Community Health Sciences

Hubert Sung

Epidemiology

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences T32 Training Grant in Molecular Toxicology

Lisa Barnhill, May Bhetraratana, Yichang Chen, Jenna Harrigan

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Southern California Education and Research Center Fellowship

Teni Adewumi-Gunn, Jack Arouchian, George Brogmus, Katherine McNamara, Charlene Nguyen, Diana Nguyen, Jimmy Phong, Ivan Torres, Nu Yu

Environmental Health Sciences

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genomic Analysis and Training Program

Cynthia Kusters

Epidemiology

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

Maureen Sampson

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Board Fellowship

Jennie Wung

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Public Health Advocacy Fellowship

Anna Ferrarie, Natalia Garcia, Gayle Palma

Community Health Sciences

Mercede Ramjerdi

Environmental Health Sciences

Laureen Masai

Epidemiology

 

Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship

Katherine McNamara

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Raymond D. Goodman Scholarship

Cynthia Kusters

Epidemiology

Maureen Sampson

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

Ric and Suzanne Kayne Public Health Fellowships

Natalie Dickson, Natalia Garcia, Khalela Hatchett, Nga Le, Esmeralda Melgoza, Makaela Newsome, Gayle Palma, Lauren Schenker, Sarah Jane Smith, Matthew Wright

Community Health Sciences

Jimmy Phong

Environmental Health Sciences

Katrina Blust

Epidemiology

Isabel Guerrero, Jazmine Gutierrez, Allen Taing

Health Policy and Management

 

Samuel J. Tibbitts Fellowship

Maria-Elena Young

Community Health Sciences

 

Southern California American Industrial Hygiene Association Student Project Scholarship Award

Ivan Torres

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Southern California Society of Toxicology (SCCSOT) Graduate Student Travel Award

Priti Prasad

Molecular Toxicology IDP

 

Southern California/Orange County American Industrial Hygiene Association Scholarship

Ivan Torres

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Tony Norton Memorial Fellowship

Ivan Torres

Environmental Health Sciences

 

UC Global Health Institute Migration and Health Fellow

Brittany Morey

Community Health Sciences

 

UC President’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program

Hannah Malan, Meghan O’Connell, Carly Randolph

Community Health Sciences

Tyler Watson

Environmental Health Sciences

 

UCLA Affiliates Fellowship

Tyler Watson

Environmental Health Sciences

 

UCLA Faculty Women’s Club Scholarship

Mercede Ramjerdi

Environmental Health Sciences

 

UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Fellowship

Jasneet Bains

Environmental Health Sciences

 

UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Powell Policy Fellowship

Tyler Watson

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Upsilon Phi Delta National Honorary Society

Elena Delvac, Sarah Elliott, Katherine Gilmer, Nikhil-Raj Kulkarni, Jennifer Liang, Rachel Mashburn, Alicia Popoff, Brett Thompson

Health Policy and Management

 

Wilshire Health and Community Services Internship in Geriatric Medicine

Janett Guzman Escobar, Esmeralda Melgoza, Carly Randolph, Matthew Wright

Community Health Sciences

Qingqing Wen

Epidemiology

Homaira Toukhi

Health Policy and Management