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!


Danielle Fitzpatrick

Hey everyone! My name is Danielle Fitzpatrick. I am a first year Health Policy and Management student on the policy track. I’m originally from Long Island, NY and I graduated from Boston University with a degree in Health Sciences in May 2017.  At BU, I had the opportunity to study abroad in India, where  I was exposed to health disparities between social and economic classes. My study abroad experience strengthened my passion for public health. I became aware that health policy is pertinent to fix healthcare systems. I fell in love with Rollins during VisitEmory. I knew Rollins would be a great place to strengthen my public health knowledge and research skills while providing numerous learning experiences – inside and outside the class!  Currently, I work in the Department of Epidemiology as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Michigan PBB Registry. As a GRA, I create and manage website content while sharing scientific findings of the negative health effects of polybrominated biphenyls via social media platforms.  Not only has Rollins fulfilled my desires, I’ve gained some amazing friends and mentors along the way.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am VERY excited to share my Rollins experience with you all!

Sanah Mandviwala

My name is Sanah Mandviwala, a first year MPH candidate in the department of Health Policy and Management. I’m a dentist formally trained in India. Earlier this year, I completed my postgraduate certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Currently at Rollins, I’m a part of the Rollins Student Government Association as one of the two International Student Represntatives and the Communications Chair for RmC. I like being on the go which has attributed much towards my extracurricular activities. I am a trained track and field athlete and lawn tennis player (hit me up if you ever want to play a match or watch one). Finally, other than reading blogs on healthcare and keeping myself afloat with the lastest public health issues across the globe, I love trying new restaurants,cooking, travelling and meeting new people. For the things I hate, it has to be driving in Atlanta for starters.

Michelle Leung

Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a first year Health Policy and Management student at Rolllins. I am on the health policy track. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I graduated from University at Albany in May 2017. I majored in Public Health with minors in Bioethics and Emergency Preparedness, Homeland security and Cybersecurity.  As an undergrad, I interned with the NY state Department of Health and was involved with various public health oriented clubs. My passion for Public Health grew from my internship experience and advocating for health and human rights. I chose Rollins because it has an inclusive community that I couldn’t find anywhere else. It also provides an environment and resources that allows you to grow as a public health practitioner. Atlanta is a city with so much to offer! In my free time I love to explore different restaurants or take part in events that Emory host. There’s alway something to do and see! I hope to show others what Rollins can offer and share my experience!