Alumni updates fall 2020

News and updates from the college's alumni

For news on Zachary Bielling, bachelor’s in health science ’06, and master’s in health administration ’08, please see Honors and Awards.

Katie Butera, doctorate in rehabilitation science ’20, has accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, Ph.D., at the University of Colorado-Denver.

Helena Chapman, master’s in public health ’05, and doctorate in public health, One Health concentration ’16, and her mother Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, Ph.D., have published “One Health and Veterans’ Post-deployment Health” in the journal Clinical Teacher. Helena Chapman is on the environmental and occupational health faculty at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Roberta Isleib, doctorate in clinical psychology ’85, has published “The Key Lime Crime,” the latest book in her mystery series featuring the character of Key West food critic Hayley Snow.

Omari Richins, master’s in public health, has accepted a new position as a health improvement officer for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. He will work toward improving health outcomes for North Carolina residents through relationship building across sectors and participating in grantmaking focused on improving the health and well-being of residents with low incomes, communities of color, and areas that have been marginalized.

Raele Robison, doctorate in rehabilitation science ’20, is investigating mechanisms of depleted physiologic reserve and their impact on swallowing function in the frail elderly as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Nicole Rogus-Pulia, Ph.D., at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Amanda Sapp, master’s in public health ’19, traveled to Ethiopia earlier this year where she attended a scoping workshop on foodborne disease with fellow UF Emerging Pathogens Institute colleagues. She designed a data dashboard to aid Ethiopians in ranking the foodborne risks important to them that will be used in future country risk-ranking workshops.

For news on Claudia Senesac, bachelor’s in physical therapy ’79, master’s in physical therapy ’01 and doctorate in rehabilitation science ’06, please see page 6.

Kristen Springer, doctorate in clinical psychology ’15, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the greater Boston area specializing in treating OCD and anxiety in adolescents and adults. She and co-author David Tolin, Ph.D., have recently published “The Big Book of Exposures: Innovative, Creative, and Effective CBT-Based Exposures for Treating Anxiety-Related Disorders” from New Harbinger Publications. It is written for professionals who treat OCD, panic, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders.

For news on Sandra Winter, doctorate in rehabilitation science ’09, please see Honors and Awards.