2023 Editorial Board
2023 Editorial Board: From top to bottom, left to right: Taiwo Aremu, Michelle Crandall, Reham Gaid, Diane Sherwin, Alyssa Mondelli, Mariah Olinger, Amanda Davis, Annie Olson, Tenzin Yangchen, Erin Mann.
Taiwo Aremu, MD, MPH: Executive Editor
Taiwo Aremu (he/his/him) is a passionate healthcare advocate and public health researcher with a global outlook. He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, along with a Certification in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota and a Certificate in Healthcare Economics from Harvard. He is pursuing Ph.D.s in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Environmental Health Sciences (Infectious Disease) with a minor in Doctoral Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Dr. Aremu has a wide range of experience in healthcare, including clinical practice, health outcomes research, and healthcare administration. He has provided administrative support, healthcare services, and education to underserved communities locally and internationally through non-profit organizations. Driven by his desire to impact the world positively, he advocates for social justice and equity in healthcare. Taiwo is committed to utilizing his expertise to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities, ultimately contributing to a healthier and more equitable society. As the Executive Editor, Taiwo provides leadership and ensures the journal's ideals, including the vision and mission, are upheld.
Erin Mann, MPH: Managing Editor
Erin Mann (she/her) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her professional interests include global health, especially the health needs of forcibly displaced communities and hepatitis B prevention in global settings. She also serves as the Global Collaborations Coordinator for the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota where she manages a partnership between the University of Minnesota, the International Organization for Migration, and the CDC. She is also the Program Manager and co-Principal Investigator for the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants. Erin received her Master’s in Public Health from Boston University.
Alyssa Mondelli, MS: Production Editor
Alyssa Mondelli (she/her) is a student in the Public Health Core Concepts certificate program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She had her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s in forensic science from Virginia Commonwealth University. After a 17-year career in forensic DNA analysis, she decided to pivot to public health and now works in the sequencing & bioinformatics unit of the Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Laboratory. She is interested in health equity issues, especially racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. Alyssa lives in St. Paul and is the proud parent of one college student and one rescue dog. Outside of Public Health Review, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and cross-stitching.
Reham Gaid: Evaluation Editor
Reham Gaid (she/her) is a Master of Public Health student in Epidemiology and minoring in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota. She is from Saudi Arabia and had a bachelor's degree in Epidemiology from Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University. Reham is interested in women's health and non-communicable diseases.
Amanda Davis, MSN, RN: Podcast Editor
Amanda Davis (They/them) is a nurse and a student in the Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Her clinical experience is in acute care; however, her research interests lean more toward community and population health. Amanda is developing a dissertation proposal on Community Health Workers and their experience in that critical role. She lives with her partner, three kids, two dogs, and a variety of other small creatures in a house in West St. Paul that her 10-year-old recently described as old, messy, crowded, and small. Amanda likes to think it's not that bad.
Mariah Olinger: Podcast Editor
Mariah Olinger (she/her) is a Native American woman and first-generation student completing a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health, minoring in Epidemiology and Health Equity at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. Her research interest has included Autism Spectrum Disorder, Opioid Use Disorder, genetics, and neurobiology. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada; however, she considers Minnesota her home. She and her partner have three dogs (Walley, Wesley, and Ozzy) and two cats (Cow and Tiny). She spends her time seeking out adventure and playing Dungeons and Dragons. By stepping into her role as a Podcast Editor, she plans to expand the podcast visibility, share in the lived experiences of her community members, and discuss the issues near and dear to our teams' hearts. She is excited to share this next year with all of you.
Annie Olson: Copy Editor
Annie Olson (she/her) is a Master of Public Health student in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She graduated from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2022 and majored in Psychology with minors in Biology and Business Administration. She is originally from Mankato, Minnesota. In addition to Public Health Review, she is a part of the Health Equity Work Group and works as a Research Assistant at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and a Title V Maternal & Child Health Needs Assessment Intern at the Minnesota Department of Health. In her free time, Annie enjoys reading, baking, spending time outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Diane Sherwin: Copy Editor
Diane Sherwin (she/her) is a Master of Public Health student in the Public Health Administration and Policy program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in forensic science, chemistry, and political science. Her main research interests include maternal and child health, Medicaid policy, and health equity. Prior to starting her Masters, Diane worked at a variety of healthcare organizations, including as a medical assistant in a non-profit pediatric clinic, as a contact tracer, healthcare research interviewer, and in training and development for a healthcare research firm.
Tenzin Yangchen, MPH: Section Editor
Tenzin Yangchen (she/her) is a second-generation Tibetan born and raised in Nepal. She lived in India for six years following the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Finally, in 2013, her family reconciled in Portland, Oregon, after eight years of separation. She graduated from Linfield University with a BS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. The following year, she worked with children of immigrants and refugees at a high school as a STEM Program Coordinator. After receiving her MPH from Stony Brook University in May 2021, Tenzin pursued a CDC fellowship before starting her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Epidemiology program. Her research interests are in improving health outcomes in minority and underserved populations.
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).