Tianna Morgan (President)
Tianna is currently a second year MPH candidate in the Health Policy and Management department. Tianna was an administrative intern at Contra Costa Health Services working on patient safety and quality improvement efforts. Her interest areas include; Medicaid policy, improving health disparities, and advancing health equity. Tianna previously worked at the California Department of Health Care Services where served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Medical Director for the state's 1115 Waiver DSRIP and PRIME programs.
Alison Granger (Vice President)
Alison is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree focusing in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. During the summer of 2018 she interned on the healthcare team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington DC. She is particularly interested in health insurance policy and previously worked for an insurance administration tech company in Chicago.
Katie Allan (Education Co-Chair)
Katie is a Master of Public Policy candidate. She is interested in the intersection of patient care and health policy, particularly as it relates to disparities, health equity and access, and reproductive justice. She spent her summer doing applied reproductive health policy and health services research at the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and the Obstetrics & Gynecology department. She hopes to pursue medical school upon completing her masters degree in order to ground her policy work in direct patient care.
Marguerite Crandall (Advocacy Chair)
Marguerite is pursing a Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy. She is interested in how health policy decisions influence delivery of care and hospital operations. She spent the summer as an intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center working on a market analysis and workflows for a cardiac remote device clinic.
Maddie Cripps (Education Co-Chair)
Maddie is an MHSA candidate in Health Management and Policy. She is interested in process and quality improvement initiatives that address care affordability and access, especially those related to health disparities. This summer, Maddie worked as an Administrative Intern at the Oregon Health and Sciences University where she led projects optimizing clinic flow and patient experience, as well as developing new processes to streamline standard work. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, Maddie went to Cornell University and graduated in 2017 with a BS in Policy Analysis and Management.
Alex Dulin (Professional Development Chair)
Alex is a second year MPH candidate in Health Management and Policy. Alex is interested in using the skills gained in her time at UM-SPH to pursue a policy career in promoting health equity, reproductive justice, and violence prevention. She spent this summer in Washington, D.C., working for the Government Accountability Office on a Veterans Health Administration engagement. She holds a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Michigan.
Jenna Magallanes (Liaison for the School of Nursing)
Jenna is a second year doctoral student pursuing a combined degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practioner and Midwife in the School of Nursing. She graduated in 2015 from California State University, Long Beach and worked as a Registered Nurse for 5 years in San Diego, CA. Jenna’s interests include labor support and prenatal education for young adults, childbirth practices in low resource settings, and improving health disparities. She plans to work as full time faculty in a school of nursing upon graduation and work towards increasing diversity in nursing.
Stephen Oliphant (Treasurer)
Stephen is a second year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Ford School of Public Policy. He graduated in 2015 from Kalamazoo College and worked as an accountant for two years before entering graduate school. Stephen’s interests include firearm policy, injury prevention, criminal justice policy, and improving health disparities. This past summer he worked on youth firearm violence research as part of the Firearm-safety Among Children & Teens (FACTS) consortium at the University of Michigan.
Marina Sterngold (Liaison for the School of Social Work)
Marina is a second year MSW candidate, focusing on social policy & evaluation and health. She is interested in using her background in social work and public health to inform health policies and to develop and evaluate public health programs, both locally and internationally. Marina completed her field placement at the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, working specifically on the Washtenaw Health Initiative. This past summer she spent 3 months in India, conducting needs assessments with tribal communities and developing and implementing intervention programs.