Alumna Spotlight: Allison Petkoff

Petkoff, AllisonAllison Petkoff, a 2019 graduate of the Bachelor of Public Health program shares how she is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in her role with the Infectious Disease Policy Office.

“After graduating from the Bachelor of Public Health program in Spring of 2019, I was fortunate enough to begin a fellowship in the Infectious Disease Policy Office at the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. One segment of my position is to help ensure the safety and availability of blood in the United States. COVID-19 has brought many new challenges to this position, but it has also fostered collaboration between both federal and non-federal stakeholders. I have been lucky enough to work alongside a team that ensures an adequate blood supply in the US during this troubling time, and to help research the use of convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin as a potential treatment option.”