PMR Alumni Profiles
Monique Reeves, MD, MPH
2011 Graduate (Epidemiology)
"I believe that public health and preventive medicine are the vehicles or causes through which my professional life will have the greatest positive effect on my fellow man."
The most important educational experience I had as a PMR resident was developing an understanding for how inequalities in the distribution of social determinants of health create health disparities. While this was a concept for which I had developed an intuitive appreciation during my years of clinical practice in Emergency Medicine, it was refreshing to learn that there was a formal discipline of science dedicated to addressing factors that influence health outside of the physician-patient dyad.
Medical Doctor Degree, June 1996
University of Michigan Medical School
(June 1996-June 1997)
University of Chicago, Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Emergency Medicine Residency (July 1997-June 2000)
Wayne State University, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Medical Director of Washtenaw County Public Health
As Medical Director for Washtenaw County Public Health I am responsible for providing professional guidance to the agency’s medical staff as well as advising the Health Officer on matters of health policy that impact the public. My professional interests are centered on addressing the public health concerns of communities that are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and poor health outcomes. I also have a profound interest in public health issues affecting developing nations and one day I hope to work for an international public health organization like the W.H.O.
Kevin L. Piggott, MD, MPH
2006 Graduate (Health Managment and Policy)
"Medical School generally provides an inadequate understanding of the healthcare industry to its students (future physicians) and this is likewise true of residency training. The Preventive Medicine program at U of M allowed me to rectify this knowledge deficit while providing a far broader understanding of health that I can apply in my position."
Each of the practicum rotations I took complemented each other very well such that the entire practicum was greater than each individual one and this is likewise true of the HMP coursework. I cannot speak highly enough of the program.
Wayne State University, 1986
Residency at Marquette General Hospital in Family Medicine, 1986-1989
Preventive Medicine Residency, University of Michigan 2007-2009
Marquette General Health System; Medical Director of Community Health, Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness, Physician Advisor to Health Information Management, Physician Advisor to Coding and Documentation Specialists, Physician Advisor to Care Management, Medical Director of Marquette County Medical Care Access Coalition
Improving the delivery of care and assuring quality services, assuring accurate translation of medical record documentation into coding, utilizing the coded document for epidemiologic and performance improvement purposes, creating a culture of health based on the definition of health as complete physical, social and mental well-being, addressing health disparities in our community.
Curi Kim, MD, MPH
"I wouldn't be where I am today without the skills and connections from my PMR training."
Rotations at the state and county health departments provided me with a critical understanding of the local public health system; in addition, developing professional relationships with public health colleagues has been invaluable.
Wayne State University Medical School
Family Medicine at the University of Michigan (residency)
Medical Officer, Lieutenant Commander with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dr. Kim joined the CDC in 2007 as the Quarantine Medical Officer at the CDC Detroit Quarantine Station, one of 20 quarantine stations that are part of the CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch. In August 2011, she transferred to the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, where she provides medical consultation to quarantine stations regarding ill travelers and works on improving the Quarantine Branch's electronic surveillance system, among other projects. She continues to practice clinically as a volunteer physician.
Research interests include infectious diseases in travelers; outside of work, she enjoys sleeping and eating.
Michael A. Jhung, MD, MPH
2005 Graduate (Epidemiology)
"The PMR training I received at Michigan is absolutely essential to the work I do now. Since I no longer practice clinical medicine, my entire career is focused on public health and preventive medicine. I'm a much better public health practitioner because of what I learned during residency—in fact, I'm not sure I'd be where I am now without it."
It's difficult to single out the most important training or educational experience I had while in PMR at Michigan—since all I do now is public health, I think everything was valuable. Dr. Boulton's Applied Epidemiology Public Health Practice course (EPID 607) was probably the most relevant to what I do now in that it covered a lot of communicable disease epidemiology and vaccine-preventable infectious diseases.
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (2005 – 2007) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Preventive Medicine Residency (2003 – 2005) University of Michigan
Emergency Medicine Internship (2002 – 2003)
Doctor of Medicine (2002) Case Western Reserve University
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (2004) University of Michigan
Master of Science in Bioengineering (1994) University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (1989) University of Michigan
Medical Officer, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
I currently work on the Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team in the Influenza Division at CDC, where my primary responsibilities include: investigation of novel influenza A outbreaks, pandemic preparedness and response activities, and scientific training of Division academic Fellows.
Current professional interests include: communicable disease epidemiology and outbreak investigation, infection prevention and control in resource-limited settings, the design and evaluation of national surveillance systems for infectious diseases, and the public health response to disasters and emergencies.