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!



Hey! My name is Bhavna Madduri and I am a second year student in Health Policy and

Bhavna Madduri

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!

Meredith Yinger

Hi! My name is Meredith Yinger and I am a second year Health Policy and Management student at Rollins. I am originally from Maryland, right outside of Washington, D.C., and I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. In my year between undergrad and Rollins, I worked as an EMT and a Patient Care Tech at a women’s hospital in Pittsburgh. I am a northeasterner at heart, but I love living in Atlanta and being able to explore the south. Currently, I am working at the Emory Autism Center on 2 different projects. One of my favorite things about Rollins is all of the career development opportunities that we have as students, along with the incredible education we get inside the classroom. I am excited to meet you and show you all of the great things about this school!