Public Health and Social Work

Shae Cali is currently completing her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Urbanism & the Built Environment and her Master of Social Work in advanced clinical practice at Columbia University. Her work and research interests include justice system reform, reentry, behavioral health, companion animals and wellness, community-based participatory research, and enhancing social support networks. She became involved in justice reform through a Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship with the Correctional Association of New York’s Prison Visiting Project from 2008 – 2009. Ms. Cali holds a B.A. from Barnard College in Religion. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked for BRC as a specialist in supportive housing for people diagnosed with serious mental illness.

Molly Kratz, MPH, received her public health degree at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, studying Urbanism and the Built Environment in the Sociomedical Sciences department. Ms. Kratz is the Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Walky Rodriguez, MPH, is a senior analyst at New York Presbyterian Hospital, has been working for the institution for twelve years. She has received two New York Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Awards in recognition for her superior performance. She has also received two Certificates of Recognition for her dedicated service to New York Presbyterian Hospital. Previously, Ms. Rodriguez served as a Patient Financial Advisor at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a Financial Investigator at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Ms. Rodriguez has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Services Administration and is currently a Graduate Student at Lehman College for Public Health and is expected to graduate in May 2012. Ms. Rodriguez is currently conducting research to identify the motivators among ex-incarcerated women in the Bronx who are trying to re-establish their relationship with their children after losing their parental rights.