Student Testimonials

Lisa Kotyk, MPH

Lisa Kotyk is a graduate of the CNYMPH Program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She pursued her master's in public health with an undergraduate degree in microbiology. Lisa talks about her job as Department of Defense Bio-Security Contractor and how the CNYMPH Program prepared her for that challenge.


Joshua Anbar, MPH

Josh Anbar, graduated from the CNYMPH Program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2015. Josh came into the program with an undergraduate degree in political science. He explains how the program prepared him to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Public Health.


Ian Grant, MPH

Ian Grant is a 2013 graduate of the CNYMPH Program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His undergraduate degree is in biochemistry and he has a MS in Nutrition. He is a Population Health Program Manager with the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization in NY. 


Marnie Annese, MPH

Marnie Annese was interviewed while a student in the CNYMPH program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She has an undergraduate degree in physical education. Marnie talks about her experience using the MPH Certificate Program to launch her on the path toward an MPH degree in order to further her personal career goals.


Meghan Hazer, MS, MPH

Meghan Hazer is a 2015 Graduate of the CNYMPH Program at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She is one of the first students to earn a concurrent Master Degree from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an MPH Degree from Upstate Medical University. The concurrent degree program is completed in three years. Meghan talks about how one degree compliments the other and about her ability to speak in two professional languages.

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