Student and Alumni Testimonials

Learn about how our students’ and alumni’s experiences at the University of Michigan have impacted their career trajectories.

(36) Kevin AbernethyKevin Abernethy, CIH, CSP, MPH (MPH ’10)

Since Kevin received his Master of Public Health degree in Industrial Hygiene, he has held several industrial hygienist positions with Chevron, both here and abroad, through which he has been able to live out his passion for protecting people and the environment.

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Mary Ellen Hicks-smallMary Ellen Hicks, MPH (MPH ’12)

A desire to help people before they get sick prompted Mary Ellen to pursue a career in industrial hygiene. Since graduating with her Master of Public Health degree in 2012, she has lead various environmental, ergonomic and safety improvement programs.

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Kristin at the Henry Ford MuseumKristin Knuutila, MSE (MSE ’14)

The Master of Science degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering exposed Kristin to a wide-range of ergonomic and safety principles. She plans to utilize this knowledge to help people to improve their work experience.

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Hien Le 2Hien Q. Le, PhD, MPH (PhD ’08)

Despite his humble upbringing in South Vietnam after the war ended, Hien Le went on to obtain a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology and now works as an epidemiological researcher in industry.

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Roger LuRoger Lu, BS (MPH Expected ’15)

Currently in the second year of his Master of Public Health degree program in Industrial Hygiene, Roger has already accepted an offer to join BP after graduation.

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Feng-Chiao SuFeng-Chiao Su, PhD (PhD ’13)

As a postdoctoral scholar, Feng-Chiao received funding from the Pilot Project Research Training (PPRT) program to study the relationship between occupational exposures and ALS.

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Ashley TupperAshley Tupper, MS, FNP-BC, RN (MSN ’14)

The Occupational Health Nursing certificate program provided Ashley with the preparation needed to sit for the Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S) certification. She intends to obtain this certification and to become a certified DOT Medical Examiner in the near future.

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Neal Wiggermann-smallNeal Wiggermann, PhD (PhD ’11)

The PhD program in Industrial and Operations Engineering provided Neal with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead research and collaborate with design teams. He currently manages the new ergonomics laboratory at Hill-Rom, a medical device company.

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