Student Profiles

The Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior at the University of Albany School of Public Health are so proud of our students and gladly showcase them and their accomplishments.The University of Albany School of Public Health is a supportive and resource rich environment that our students certainly take advantage of.

Below, you will find current student profiles demonstrating our students' diversity of backgrounds and dedication to success. Our Students are what truly make the University at Albany School of Public Health the success that it is today.

We want to congratulate all of our students for their hard work and determination, as they bring so much to the table in order to make the School of Public Health such a wonderful place to be.

Health Policy, Management & Behavior Students



Victoria Rodriguez

The University at Albany, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior allowed me the opportunity to complete both my MPH and Certificate in Global Health within two years in a small, community-like environment.I chose to attend the UAlbany School of Public Health due to the profusion of valuable resources available, such as the Center for Global Health, as well as the scholarship and fellowship opportunities offered to students.My undergraduate education in applied kinesiology, combined with my education in health policy and management from the UAlbany School of Public Health, has helped prepare me to conduct clinical research that will drive policy change to improve the health of low-income, minority populations on a global scale.



Karazin "Kay" Moody

My name is Karazin Moody a native of Albany. I received my Bachelors from The University at Albany in Anthropology. During my year off of scrambling around for what to do next, I happened to attend a brown bag on Childhood Obesity in Chicago, presented by Dr. Christine Bozlak. The presentation sold me and certainly opened my eyes to my next move in life, obtaining a Masters in Public Health. I chose the Social Behavior and Community Health track, because of my desire to work in the healthcare field, specializing in chronic disease and maternal child health. This program has prepared me a little more for working in the world of health. I am grateful for the professors who take the time out to build a relationship with you. I plan to continue my education enrolling in Med School, and starting my own family health practice.



Sofya Andemicael

My undergraduate major at Rutgers was public health. I enjoyed my coursework and studying abroad twice to Latin American countries to work with vulnerable populations and promote best public health practices. Currently, I'm studying Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health. I chose this program because of the vast array of opportunities available to students such as having connections to the New York State Department of Health and the small class sizes. My favorite part of the masters degree program is the the faculty because they share their passion and knowledge of public health with their students getting us excited about our future careers in the field.



Cassie Diorio

I have been studying public health for 6 years now, 4 years as an undergrad at the University at Albany and 2 years at the graduate level at the School of Public Health. I am in the MPH program and chose UAlbany SPH because after studying at the university for undergrad I knew it was a great school with a lot to offer. I think one of the best things about the program is the strong collaboration the school has with the New York State Department of Health, and all the connections and opportunities you get to be exposed to current public health professionals.