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Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H.’03, M.H.A.’03

Jami Haberl recently was named executive director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness. The community-focused effort is using the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® to measure progress toward the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation […]

— Alumni Relations

DMU, Drake University partner on Pharm.D., M.P.H. dual degree

Des Moines University and the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) have partnered to offer a combined Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degree. The partnership will allow graduates who want to promote health within the broader health care system to utilize an understanding of population health and the health […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

M.H.A. and M.P.H. programs praised as “pioneers” in utilizing Desire2Learn Insights

It’s no news that Des Moines University’s master of health care administration and master of public health programs continue to provide high quality education, but now they have another feather in their caps. According to John Gilhuly, senior project manager at Desire2Learn (D2L), these programs are “pioneers” in utilizing D2L’s curriculum mapping and student learning […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Bradden T. Cannon, M.H.A., M.P.H.’08

Cannon accepted a position as the director of cardiovascular services at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville in January. He and his wife, Sunny, are raising their three children, Hyrum, Olivia and the newest, Madalynn Fae, who joined their family in August 2013. 

— Anna Hudson

Ryan T. Dow, M.H.A., M.P.H.’12

Dow is a safety, health and environmental consultant in the administrative branch at DuPont Pioneer for all its lab and research operations in the Des Moines, IA, area. He oversees safety for more than 1,000 people; some of his efforts are going toward global implementation. 

— Anna Hudson