Health Policy & Management

Health Policy & Management

Elizabeth Berwaldt

Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am a second year Health Policy and Management student at Rollins with a focus on policy. I grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and as a teenager moved to Columbia, South Carolina. I graduated in May of 2016 from Wofford College with a B.S. in Biology and a concentration in Neuroscience. My junior year I spent a semester abroad studying public health in India, South Africa, and Brazil. This experience helped me to discover my passion for public health policy and evaluation. I currently work part-time at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I ensure federal laboratories follow proper safety protocols and risk assessment preparations. I chose Rollins because of the qualified faculty and welcoming environment! Additionally, Atlanta is a great place to experience different public health opportunities through CDC, Emory Healthcare, American Cancer Society, etc. When I am not at school, I teach a barre fitness class. I enjoy exercising, exploring Atlanta, and trying different tacos! Atlanta is a very fun, livable city that is perfect for graduate students. I love being a part of the Emory community and look forward to meeting you all!


Bhavna Madduri

Hey! My name is Bhavna Madduri and I am a second year student in Health Policy and Management, specifically on the management track. I am from Carmel, IN and did my undergrad at Purdue University, majoring in Public Health Promotion. As an undergrad, I held the position of secretary for the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) and was also an undergraduate admissions ambassador. Public health became a passion of mine real quick and I like many others, I hope to work for the CDC one day. This is one of the MANY reasons I chose Rollins. I must say, choosing Rollins for grad school has been one of the best academic decisions of my life! Other than all that, I have been formally trained in Indian classical music and therefore I am a huge music buff! I am excited to meet you all very soon and hope to answer any and all questions you may have!


Yuechen (Poppy) Yang

Hi everyone! My name is Yuechen “Poppy” Yang. I am currently a second year Healthy Policy and Management student on the management track. I’m originally from Beijing, China, and I graduated from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a degree in Biochemistry Biology and a minor in Business in June 2016. At UCSD, I worked in a research lab studying one of the Polyglutamine (PolyQ) disease—SCA7. I found my passion was linked between Biology and Business after I decided to pursue my Business minor. I knew Rollins was the right place for me after I came to the Rollins Visit Day. Here at Rollins, you’ll have access to successful public health professionals, a high-quality education, and diverse student groups. I am currently working at a Nonprofit Organization in downtown Atlanta where I help to develop thoroughly documented grant proposals. Also, I’m the Co-President of the student organization GPHA (Georgia Public Health Association, Emory Chapter), and I hope to become more involved at Rollins in the future. Besides school, I love to explore different coffee shops/restaurants in Atlanta and I’m a Yelp Elite (after writing lots of Yelp reviews). Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to know some cool places to study or fun places to eat! I am excited to share my enthusiasm for Rollins and all it has to offer to all of you!