Public Health Alumni Participant Bios

Read about the 2018 alumni participants’ biographies and work histories.

Corey Aferiat '12

Corey Aferiat is the digital editorial director for The Health Management Academy (The Academy). He is the author of The Academy’s digital newsletter, the producer of The Academy’s executive video interview series, and responsible for the organization’s digital content and communications efforts. In 2014, Corey began his career at The Academy as the finance forum director, responsible for program management and development. Prior to his employment with The Academy, Corey performed project work for large health systems while earning his master’s degree in public health. During his master’s program, he served as a summer administrative intern at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, leading a feasibility study on the formation of a centralized clinical support services department. Corey later completed his Health Management Practicum in the Corporate Finance Office at Yale New Haven Hospital, focused on outpatient managed care contract analysis. Corey received his B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College and his M.P.H. from the Yale School of Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and administration.

Corey will be a panelist on the Public Health Alumni Panel on Monday, April 9.

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Emily Brundage '16

As a disease intervention specialist, Emily is required to respond to a variety of communicable diseases and coordinate appropriate intervention methods to prevent and control the spread of illness. The field of public health is a field that requires the work and input of many other professionals. This is something that she was taught and experienced in her classes at Muhlenberg. The many presentations and group projects for classes gave her the confidence to engage with others about public health.

Emily will be a panelist on the Public Health Alumni Panel on Monday, April 9.

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Abigail Tapper '13

Abigail Tapper was born and raised just outside of Boston.  While at Muhlenberg, Abigail was a member of MCEMS and the MTA.  After graduation (and a brief MILA trip to Botswana), Abigail received her MPH from Northeastern University where she specialized in urban health.  Her Capstone research looked at the positive effects of gardening on mental health. She currently works in public health program evaluation in Boston. In her spare time, Abigail is a co-founder of a sports based youth development program as well as an avid rock climber and lacrosse coach.

Abby will be speaking in a Public Health class on Wednesday, April 11.

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