Editorial Team

2022 Editorial Board 

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2022 Editorial Board: From top to bottom, left to right: Marco Morales, Mary Anne Powell, Shantanu Mallick, Haley Lipo Zovic, Hawking Yam, Sophia Zielke, Brooke Offenhauser, Ilyana Hohenkirk, Abby Wenninger, Yashwanth Komerelli.     

Marco Morales, MPH Candidate (Executive Public Health Administration & Policy): Executive Editor

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Marco (he/him) is from Waseca, a small town in southern Minnesota where his parents still reside. His public health journey began when he joined the Minnesota National Guard and trained as a medic. He spent 13 years as a medic in the Guard, working with patients and health care professionals in deployed and domestic settings. Marco received a BS in Biology from Minnesota State University - Mankato and is now a 2nd year MPH in the Executive Public Health Administration and Policy program. He was a Bacteriologist for the Minnesota Department of Health - Public Health Lab for 3 years before he became a Research Analysis Specialist in the Health Economics Program. His hobbies include cooking, playing the banjo, ice skating, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As the Executive Editor, Marco provides leadership and ensures that the mission of the Journal is upheld.


Mary Anne Powell, MPH Student (Public Health Administration & Policy, minor in Health Equity): Managing Editor

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Mary Anne (she/her) is a first-year MPH student in the Public Health Administration and Policy program. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There, she completed degrees in Public Health and Foreign Languages and worked at the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center on projects related to cancer prevention and rural health. Mary Anne is most interested in the ways social policies and the social safety net can be tools for promoting population health. As Managing Editor, she is excited to engage with the large network of public health organizations in the Twin Cities and to support authors as they explore research and publishing.


Yashwanth Komerelli, MPH Student (Epidemiology): Production Editor

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Yash (he/him) is a first-year MPH student at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health studying Epidemiology. He is originally from Hyderabad, India, received his Pharm.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru technological university, Hyderabad. Yash is deeply committed to social justice and health equity, and he is particularly interested in studying how infectious illnesses affect underprivileged communities. He is delighted to be a member of the editorial board that is dedicated to advancing health equity and social justice.

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Hawking Yam, PhD Candidate (Health Services Research, Policy & Administration): Evaluation Editor

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Hawking (He/him) is a first-year Ph.D. student in Health Service Research, Policy, and Administration at the University of Minnesota. Hawking’s research interests center on social determinants of health and disparities in the historically disadvantaged population. He is especially interested in investigating how Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia impact patients and their family’s socioeconomic status. In 2020, Hawking received his master’s degree in Healthcare Decision Analysis from the University of Southern California. At PHR, he hopes to bring society’s attention to improving the financial well-being and health outcomes of vulnerable populations.


Haley Lipo Zovic, MPH Student (Maternal and Child Health, minors in Health Equity & Sexual Health): Podcast Editor

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Wisconsin born and bred, Haley (she/her) grew up in Milwaukee and attended UW Madison for undergrad, where she majored in Spanish and minored in both Global Health and Gender Studies. After graduation, she worked as a Bilingual Medical Assistant at Planned Parenthood, gaining a deeper appreciation for the crucial role of public health as she worked to advocate for, educate and ensure high-quality, accessible care for many of our underserved communities. Passionate about and committed to addressing the social and political determinants of health to create equitable solutions to disparities and work to dismantle the oppressive societal structures creating such disparities, she decided to attend the U for her MPH. She is in her first year of the Maternal and Child Health program and is minoring in Health Equity and Sexual Health. She recently joined a national organization of public health students to build capacity for abolition as a public health intervention and plans to incorporate this into her studies and her future career. As one of the new Podcast Editors for the PHR Podcast, Perspectives, Haley is eager to share the wisdom of some of the brilliant voices within her new community.

When Haley is not doing school related work, she loves to run the many beautiful trails around Minneapolis, read, and more than anything, spend time cooking and relaxing, with some of her family and friends who also now live in the Minneapolis area.

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Sophia Zielke, MPH Student (Public Health Administration and Policy): Podcast Editor

Sophie (she/her) is a first year PHAP student. Within public health she’s interested in health communications, disease prevention work, and gerontology. Outside of school she works as a communications assistant for the Institute for Cancer Prevention Research and loves to create artwork, play the piano and spend time in nature.

Brooke Offenhauser, MPH Student (Community Health Promotion): Copy Editor

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Brooke Offenhauser (she/her) is a first-year Community Health Promotion MPH student. She graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul in 2021 with degrees in neuroscience and psychology. While at Macalester, she worked as a health promotion peer educator and completed health psychology research. In the future, she hopes to work as a health promotion specialist on a college campus, working with students who are peer educators. At the University of Minnesota, she is an ambassador for the School of Public Health, the co-president of the Interprofessional Student Garden, and a violence prevention educator with the Aurora Center. Outside of PHR, Brooke enjoys yoga, baking, reading, and playing her clarinet.

Jenna Jensen, MPH Student (Executive Public Health Administration & Policy): Copy Editor

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Jenna (she/her) is a graduate student taking the executive Public Health Administration and Policy program. Currently, she works as a clinical research coordinator at U of M Fairview Pediatric department and has experience volunteering and working in domestic abuse shelters as an advocate. She grew up in Albert Lea, Minnesota but moved to the cities at 18 to start her undergraduate degree in psychology at the U of M and has been here ever since. She loves taking care of her house plants, dealing with her crabby leopard gecko, crafting, and reading during her downtime. Jenna plans to stay in public health research to help further treatments and preventions for children's diseases and illnesses- so far, her concentration lies in nephrology research but she hopes to expand upon this in the near future.

Abby Wenninger, MPH Student (Public Health Administration & Policy): Copy & Marketing Editor

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Born and raised in Wichita, KS, Abby majored in Sociology and Human Biology at the University of Kansas before beginning an MPH in Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota. In addition to Public Health Review, she is involved in the Health Equity Workgroup Student Subcommittee, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, and works as a research assistant at the Rural Health Research Center as well as in the patient accounting department at Boynton Health Service. Abby hopes to make a career out of advancing equitable access to quality healthcare for all, regardless of socioeconomic status.

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Shantanu Mallick, MPH Student (Public Health Administration & Policy): Section Editor

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Shantanu (he/him) is a first year MPH student at the University of Minnesota, pursuing his master's degree in the Public Health Administration and Policy program. Originally from India, he considers Minnesota his second home, where he received his undergraduate degree in biology from Gustavus Adolphus College. Shantanu's interests lie in global health and health policy, and he hopes to utilize his diverse perspective in order to address systematic challenges and help create opportunities for just health outcomes for all people. He is excited about his position on the editorial board and looks forward to engaging with the PHR community.


Ilyana Hohenkirk, MPH Student (Epidemiology, minor in Biostatistics): Section Editor

Ilyana (she/her) attended Saint Louis University for her undergraduate education prior to matriculating as an Epidemiology MPH graduate student at UMN. She currently works within the Epidemiology and Community Health Student Services Division helping prospective and current student navigate the application process and their program. Additionally, she works at the Minnesota Department of Health in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control department on the Covid Investigation unit. In her free she enjoys reading, hiking and exploring different areas in 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).