2020 Editorial Board 

Maria Bertrand, MPH Candidate (Public Health Administration and Policy): Executive Editor

Maria Bertrand is pursuing a Master of Public Health through the Public Health Administration and Policy program. Her ultimate career goals are (1) to ensure that public health information reaches those who need it the most and (2) that such information is translated into action. Few people know that Maria lived in Canada for a year; one of her favorite memories is making beaver tails with her dad.

Danielle Hinz, MPH Candidate (Environmental Health): Managing Editor

Danielle Hinz is a second-year Environmental Health MPH student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. After growing up in Red Wing, she attended Iowa State University where she studied chemistry. She focused her time following graduation working to better understand the health impacts of foodborne illness and vector-borne diseases. This led her to Chicago to focus on the regulatory and policy aspects of healthcare disinfectants within industry. Her industry experience has driven her to better understand how policy shapes daily health for individuals and communities in protective elements. Danielle’s current academic interests include health risk assessments, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy. She is excited to participate in Public Health Review’s efforts to share information that grows public health research.

Madeline Geitz, MPP Candidate: Production Editor

Madeline Geitz is a first-year Master of Public Policy student at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Originally from Ohio, she received her B.A. in Asian Studies from Carleton College and moved to the Twin Cities after graduation. Despite not anticipating working directly in the public health field, Madeline loves learning about health equity and health promotion strategies. She is excited to engage with these interests along with her interest in student-run publications on the PHR board. 

Hannah Kinzer, MPH Candidate (Community Health Promotion): Podcast Editor

Hannah Kinzer is in her first year of the MPH Community Health Promotion program at the UMN. Hannah earned my BA in Biology from Lawrence University in 2018. Before coming to the U, Hannah spent a year in a lab researching infectious diseases at the Yale School of Medicine. Hannah was first introduced to public health through an undergraduate student organization, GlobeMed. In 2013, she did a public health internship at Wake Forest University. During the internship, she worked with community leaders, non-profit organizations, and researchers to address migrant farmworker health and community nutritional needs. Hannah enjoyed every minute of the experience. She also realized that her interests in biology, health disparities, and research came together in public health. Since then, Hannah has developed interests in community-based participatory research, infectious disease, and health communication. Hannah is excited to be working on the podcast for PHR this year. She hopes to showcase community, academic, and policy perspectives on common public health issues along with individual stories impacted by these issues. Hannah is looking forward to listening to a variety of experiences in public health and working with members of PHR to put them together in a podcast.

Abigail Fink, MPH Candidate (Maternal and Child Health): Podcast Editor and Copy Editor

Abby is pursuing an MPH in Maternal & Child Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Abby went to the University of Minnesota for her bachelor's as well and graduated with degrees in Global Studies and Spanish Studies along with a minor in Public Health. She chose to study public health at the UMN because of the reproductive justice and health equity research being done by incredible faculty here, and the commitment that students, faculty, and staff have to community engaged scholarship. Abby is excited to be part of the PHR and the work the journal does to make sure student researchers have a voice and a space to present their work. Abby is most looking forward to working with her fellow co-podcast editor to bring the stories and expertise of public health practitioners, community members, and scholars to curious listeners!

Talia Wiggen, MPH Candidate (Epidemiology): Marketing Editor

Talia Wiggen is a first-year MPH student studying Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She received her B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development with a minor in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota. Talia studies the microbial ecology of cystic fibrosis airways in the lab of Dr. Ryan Hunter at the University of Minnesota. Her background, research, and desire to use data to understand the development, spread, and progression of disease led her to pursue a degree in epidemiology.  She is interested in understanding the role of the human microbiome with the progression of chronic diseases and is also interested in infection prevention. Talia is excited to be able to contribute to the dissemination of peer-reviewed public health information and appreciates the opportunity that the Public Health Review provides to students

Cole Hanson, MPH Candidate, RD Candidate (Nutrition): Section Editor

Cole Hanson is in the coordinated Masters of Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics program here at the School of Public Health. Cole came to public health through his own journey of experiencing hunger and rural health disparities between the haves and the have-nots. He came to the University of Minnesota foremost for the fantastic faculty and opportunity to work on issues that affect the communities he lives in and plays in. Cole lives in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul with his wife Savannah and daughter Penelope and spends most of his time working with the University of Minnesota Extension on rural health research. Cole believes PHR is an amazing resource for students interested in both research and clinical practice, and he is looking forward to offering a critical perspective with regards to class, food, and equity for all of our authors and contributors. One last fun fact about Cole is his bachelor's degree is in Political Science from Hamline University, so if you see him make sure to ask about what problem he obsessed with at the moment!

Angela Han, MPH Candidate (Public Health Administration and Policy): Section Editor

Angela Han is in the MPH Public Health Administration and Policy Program, and she got her Bachelor's in Public Health and English from Lehigh University. Within the interdisciplinary field of public health, Angela is specifically interested in health policy and the study of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Angela was drawn to PHR because she loves words, and is most looking forward to working with the authors. A fun fact about Angela is that she has two cats named Tyrion Lannister and Arya Stark, and they are her beloved children, bringing her so much joy each and every day. 

Madison Anderson, PhD Candidate (Epidemiology): Copy Editor

Madison is a third-year doctoral student in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. Madison currently studies the lasting impact colonization has had on cardiovascular disease within American Indians. Madison graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with her B.A. in Psychology and Public Health Studies, as well as minors in American Indian Studies and Statistics, in 2014. In 2017 Madison graduated from the George Washington Milken School of Public Health with her Master's of Public Health in Community-Oriented Primary Care before starting her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Anishinaabe hailing from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Madison has a passion for increasing culturally-appropriate and culturally-relevant data collection in American Indian communities. She is excited about bringing her passion for advocacy and research to the Public Health Review and looks forward to learning more about the exciting public health research happening at the University of Minnesota!


Founding Editorial Board (2018). From left to right: Emily Nagel (Copy Editor), Kellen Schalter (Marketing Editor), Fadzai Manungo (Founding Co-Executive Editor), Amelia Harju (Founding Co-Executive Editor), Mariana Tuttle (Managing Editor), Allison Danish (Production Editor). Not pictured: Kelsey Schertz (Copy Editor).