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 …

Opportunities abound in military medicine Just ask Al

While many perceive military life as defined by discipline, rules and restrictions, even a quick scan of the curriculum vitae …

Alumni board president urges engagement

Robert Suter, D.O.’89, M.H.A.’89, FACEP, was one of the first, if not the first, person to graduate with two DMU degrees …

CHS launches revamped MHA curriculum

For nearly three decades, Des Moines University has given students real-world preparation to advance or change their careers as leaders …

Alumni spotlight: Kyle T. Pearson, D.P.M., M.H.A.’11

I attended Luther College in Decorah, IA. My favorite part of my job/residency is acquiring new cutting-edge techniques and knowledge about the medical, podiatric and orthopedic fields on a daily basis. While training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, residents receive top-quality on- and off-service rotations in which we work side by side with residents and attending [...]

Alumni spotlight: Carla A. Stebbins, Ph.D., M.H.A.’93

I’ve worked at DMU in a variety of positions since 1992. I started my career as a student in the M.H.A. program and worked part-time as an academic secretary. I later moved into a staff position for the M.H.A. program coordinating the marketing and enrollment efforts. In 1999, I was offered a faculty position and in 2004 was asked to serve as the director [...]

Alumni spotlight: Sarah M. Pavelka, M.H.A.’01

I have more than 11 years experience teaching and coaching in organizational performance and 13 years as an occupational therapist. My background includes speaking and facilitation engagements in business, industry, education and healthcare. My previous employment experiences include service as a quality management director for the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care [...]

Alumni spotlight: Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H., M.H.A.’03

Upon graduation from Iowa State University in community health education, I started my career at the American Cancer Society in St. Paul, MN. From there I moved back to Iowa to earn my degrees at DMU while working at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). At IDPH I was introduced to the world of public health and healthcare preparedness. I took a short break and [...]