Department of

Public Health Seminars:



Jordyn Wallenborn, Fourth Year PhD Student



MPH Alumni

J. Daniel Markley, DO, MPH:

Dan hails from Baltimore, MD. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and subsequently completed his internal medicine internship, residency, and chief residency at VCU Medical Center. Next, he joined faculty at Vanderbilt University as a Hospitalist for 3 years, before returning to VCU to complete a 2 year clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases. He is currently completing a fellowship in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. His research interests include hospital acquired infections and antimicrobial stewardship. He has one child and his wife, Roshi, is expecting their second in November 2016.




Anthony Ngo, MD, MPH:

Anthony Ngo is an MD/MPH candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University with an interest in the intersection of technology and patient care. His research involves addressing social needs through the use of interactive preventative health records. Anthony has been central to organizing the efforts between physicians, nurses, care coordinators, and administrators while working to improve the no-show rate at Daily Planet, a federally qualified health center. His other projects include analyzing patient portal use and readmissions rates among underserved communities. He plans to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s focus on primary care as he aspires to bridge the gap between medical care and social services in the community.




Danielle Shelton, MPH:

Danielle received her B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2015. She began her MPH in the fall of 2015 with many diverse interests in epidemiology, environmental health, cancer research, and pharmaceuticals to name a few. Since starting the program, she has had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in Behavioral Cancer Research under Dr. Resa Jones, intern with the Center on Society and Health at VCU, and work as a data analyst in the Division of Environmental Epidemiology at the Virginia Department of Health under the state public health toxicologist. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue pharmacy school with an end result of a career in public health practice as a pharmacist. Her goal is to use her knowledge and experience to merge the fields of pharmacy and public health to improve collaboration and communication between pharmacy services and other public health practices by altering current pharmacy policy and promoting appropriate service utilization.

“VCU’s MPH program was an excellent choice for me because I had so many varied interests when starting the program. The program allowed me to gain experience in and learn about many different fields of public health, which fine-tuned my interests and aided me in future career choices.”