Student Profiles

The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Albany School of Public Health are 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 take advantage of.

Below, you will find profiles of several of our current student demonstrating the 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 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.


Epidemiology & Biostatistics Students

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Meredith Robb, MS Epidemiology

"I did my undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nutrition. My interest in public health started when I realized that the field of health and wellness did not just involve medicine and pharmacology, but that I could contribute through population-based preventative approaches. I am currently working on a Master of Science in Epidemiology , and I choose to join the program at Albany because the school offered a good education, at a good price and in a good location. The program is nice because it is fairly small and allows me to network and make close connections with epidemiologists. In addition, the career opportunities through collaboration with the New York State Department of Health are unmatched."

Angelica Cintron, MPH Epidemiology

"After studying sociology and anthropology as an undergraduate, I obtained an EMT certification with the intention of fulfilling the required hours needed to apply to physician assistant programs. I began working in a pediatric emergency department (ED) as an ED technician and quickly realized that many ED visits could be prevented, and so my interest in public health began.

I chose University at Albany's Master of Public Health program because I wanted to concentrate in epidemiology, put my knowledge into practice through internships, not be in a substantial amount of debt, take advantage of the partnership with the New York State Department of Health, and attend a school known for advancing public health locally and internationally. The program has allowed me to find success in putting my education into practice, and the faculty and staff have been very supportive along the way!"

Marybeth Ingle, MPH Epidemiology

"I am currently a MPH Epidemiology student and my undergraduate degree was in Community Health Education. I knew I wanted to continue on to a PhD before starting my MPH, so I chose University at Albany because of the excellent faculty in the area I wanted to conduct research. Although most MPH students obtain work experience from the DOH, etc., since I want a career in research, I have enjoyed/been extremely lucky to work with Dr. Appleton in conducting epidemiological field research and Dr. Bloom with preliminary data analysis. Something that makes University at Albany unique is the small size that allows you to establish mentor relationship(s) and work closely with faculty in your area of interest/research."