Rekha Ramesh, MPP’99 (UChicago)
Rekha Ramesh is a graduate of the University of Chicago Harris Public Policy MPP program with a concentration in health policy and administration and is now the Head of Public Policy at Gilead Sciences, a research-based pharmaceutical company. In this Alumni Q&A, she talks about the value of a Harris Public Policy degree and the significance of the double executive masters with LSE.
Jason Helgerson, MPP'95 (UChicago)
In previous years, University of Chicago Harris Public Policy graduates have taken part in summer programs at the LSE. One of those graduates is Jason Helgerson, a 1995 graduate of the Harris MPP program who is now the Medicaid Director at the State of New York Department of Health.
Jacob Plummer, MPP'07, MBA’10 (UChicago)
Jacob Plummer combines his entrepreneurial instincts with his policy chops to make an impact on the health care sector.
David Kline, CLASS OF 2020
David Kline has been a leader in strategic marketing for more than 28 years. For the last 12, he’s worked for CVS Health, the retail pharmacy and healthcare company that is ranked seventh on the Fortune 500 list. When the company announced its bid to acquire a health insurance giant, Kline was excited about the possibilities. He reflected on the implications of the corporate merger and asked himself, “What more could I do?”
VALERIE RODGERS, CLASS OF 2020
Incoming student Valerie Rodgers has always had an empathetic personality since the time she was young. “I have a strong desire to help people,” she says. She grew up admiring her mother, a lifelong nurse. However, Rodgers realized her squeamishness around blood was not conducive to a career in a clinical setting and decided to pursue a focus in health care in a different way.
Samuel Dogbatse, CLASS OF 2020
Three years ago, Incoming Student Samuel Dogbatse’s parents were violently robbed outside of their home in Ghana. His father nearly died.
Only two years prior to the robbery, Dogbatse was an investment banker in London who wanted to move back home to have a social impact. He returned to Ghana confident about working towards social change, but not sure how.
Then, the assault happened. It was a turning point.
WILLIAM SNYDER, CLASS OF 2020
When William Snyder picked up the book “Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results,” he was working in the private sector for a Fortune 50 health care conglomerate and had already spent a decade in the sector. However, the book changed his outlook on what’s possible and what works for health care outcomes.