Kansas State University alumna Svetlana Cotelea was recently appointed as deputy minister for the ministry of health and chief medical officer of the Republic of Moldova. Cotelea received her master of public health degree with an emphasis in public health nutrition from the Kansas State University in 2011.
“Completing the master of public health degree from K-State was a turning point in my career and a decisive step in moving towards my present position,” Cotelea said.
In her new position, Cotelea oversees the Moldovan public health sector, prioritizes policies and interventions related to disease control and directs efforts to address public health risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol consumption, unhealthy nutrition and physical inactivity. Continue reading