Second Year Student Profiles

Second Year M.H.A. Program Student Profiles

Alex Brennsteiner

Alex Brennsteiner

Professional Interests: My interests lie in quality and process improvement because I have worked in that area throughout the past year. In addition, I am interested in oncology because I have worked in a cancer center for the past year.

Undergraduate Institution: Duquesne University

Krista Frenchik

Krista Frenchik

Professional Interests: My interests include human resource management, health disparities, international health, and quality of care.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Donnelle Sue Jageman

Donnelle Jageman

Professional Interests: I am interested in women’s health, reproductive healthcare, mental health, and preventive health care, but because I have not studied health care in a formal setting, I am open to researching new topics and topics with which I am currently unfamiliar. I also have some interest in bringing the aspects of sustainability into the health care system.

Undergraduate Institution: Washington & Jefferson University

Yamini Pallavi Kalidindi

Yamini Pallavi Kalidindi

Professional Interests: My research interests mainly lie in long term care and patients suffering from dementia and other mental health issues.

Undergraduate Institution: Sri Ramachandra Dental College

Peter A. Khoury

Peter Khoury

Professional Interests: My research interests include: health law, risk management, compliance, corporate governance, health care leadership, and health fraud.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Maria Mates

Maria Mates

Professional Interests: My interests are in electronic health records, policy, health care management, and managed care.

Undergraduate Institution: Duquesne University

Susanna Pribislavski

Susanna Pribislavski

Professional Interests: I am interested in long-term care, quality of care, healthcare organizations and policy.

Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida

Matthew B. Rubin

Matthew Rubin

Professional Interests: My interests lie in hospital administration and global distribution of health services.

Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Keerthana Rajagopal Shanti

 Keerthana Rajagopal Shanti

Professional Interests: My research interests lie in health insurance, strategic planning, long term care settings, and the study of health care systems in developing nations in comparison with those in the developed world.

Undergraduate Institution: Anna University

Shubhi Soni

Shubhi Soni

Professional Interests: My interests lie in improving accessibility of health services and reducing cost, as well as further understanding health systems.

Undergraduate Institution: Modern Dental College

Jared Matthew Stanger

Jared Stanger

Professional Interests: I have had a passion to work in hospitals for more than five years. I would hope to one day work in multi-hospital systems as CEO. I have been fascinated with the complexity that hospital environments bring, and I love working with people on large projects. In order to accomplish my goals, I plan to continue studying the current health care laws, which are rapidly changing, and analyze how these laws will affect multi-hospital systems. I also plan to strengthen my public speaking, presentation skills, and networking skills.

Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University - Idaho

Logan James Van Wagenen

Logan James Van Wagenen

Professional Interests: I am interested in medical group management and hospital administration.

Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University - Idaho

Kayla Jiaxin Wu

Kayla Wu

Profesional Interests: I am interested in employee engagement, patient care quality, quality improvement, error prevention, risk management, and international operation.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Julie Nicole Vardaro

Julie Nicole Vardaro

Professional Interests: My interests lie in long-term care, finance, and strategic planning.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University