Executive Master of Public Health

Major: Public Health
Degree Awarded: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 42.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111

About the Program

Designed for working professionals, the Executive Masters of Public Health (EMPH) program offers a convenient class schedule in which students can earn their degree in 21 months. Whether working in public health, a related health care setting or seeking a career change, the Executive MPH program is tailored for individuals who are committed to advancing their careers and acquiring the knowledge and tools to advance to leadership roles in public health. The program is fast-paced, intensive and demanding, but builds on each individual's former education, work experience and skills. The Executive MPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Executive MPH curriculum combines both on-campus coursework and online modalities. Classes meet on-campus one Friday and one Saturday per month, and utilize web-based technologies to interact with faculty and students during the weeks when not in class. Classes are taught by full-time School of Public Health faculty with active and diverse research interests as well as adjunct faculty with leadership roles as practicing public health professionals.

Like the full-time MPH program, the Executive MPH program covers the major disciplines of public health including community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology and biostatistics, and health management and policy. The EMPH program is designed as a generalist degree, however students have the opportunity to complete both self-directed elective courses and an in-depth independent study project in a focus area of interest. At the end of the first year, students work with program administrators to match with a faculty member who will advise them on their project during the second year. The program also provides the flexibility for students to engage in practical public health experience with one of our numerous community partners or in a global health setting.

EMPH students are provided with mentoring and advising opportunities both by full-time School of Public Health faculty and public health practitioners.

Additional Information

For more information, about this program, contact:

Jamel Long MS.Ed
Graduate Programs Administrator & Program Coordinator for Executive MPH
jl884@drexel.edu

Jen Kolker, MPH
Executive MPH Program Director
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
jak682@drexel.edu

Or visit the School of Public Health's Executive Master of Public Health Degree page.

Admission Requirements

The School of Public Health seeks students with intellectual and interpersonal competencies as well as those with potential for leadership. The school has set a high priority on establishing a student body that is representative of the nation's population. We strive to recruit and to admit applicants from underrepresented minority groups who can contribute to the richness of our student population and to that of the nation's public health professionals.

While most of the students in the Executive MPH program are from the Philadelphia area, the format of the program does not limit students from outside of the Philadelphia region from attending.

Admissions process:

  • The Admissions Committee carefully reviews applications and gives personal essays and letters of recommendation particular attention.
  • The selection process weighs prior academic and personal accomplishments, emphasizing demonstrated leadership.
  • Diversity of background and outside interests, depth of self-appraisal, commitment to public heath, and working with individuals are highly valued.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience is required.

Applicants should have:

  • Satisfactorily completed an undergraduate bachelor degree program in an accredited US college or university, or its equivalent in another country
  • A course in Statistics is highly recommended
  • Six undergraduate or graduate credits in the social or behavioral sciences and three in the biological sciences are preferred, but not required.
  • Satisfactory results from one of the following taken within the past five years (the GRE or GMAT is preferred):
    o Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    o Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    o Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    o Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English

GRE Waivers

The Dornsife School of Public Health offers a GRE waiver for applicants that meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Prior master's, first professional or terminal degree
    The applicant possesses a master's, first professional or other terminal degree (MD, PhD, DO, JD, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Demonstrated quantitative aptitude
    The applicant has obtained a B or better in undergraduate or graduate courses in one of the following: Pre-calculus, Calculus, Algebra, Statistics, or an equivalent such as completion of the School of Public Health’s Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  3. Professional and educational experiences demonstrating quantitative skills and aptitude.
    Eligibility of the waiver under options 1 or 2 will be verified upon receipt of the applicant’s official transcripts. Applicants interested in waving the GRE requirement under option 3 should submit a brief statement of request along with their resume/CV to sphadmissions@drexel.edu for consideration. Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks if the GRE waiver has been granted.

The Application Process also requires:

  • Completion of the School's application
  • A personal essay describing what you perceive to be pressing public health issues, why a career in the field appeals to you, and how it will use your strengths and commitment
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals who can assess the applicant's ability to handle a rigorous graduate curriculum (i.e., faculty, supervisor, etc.)
  • Resume or CV.

Forms, details about requirements, and information about application deadlines are all available on the Executive MPH page of Drexel's Graduate Admissions website.

Degree Requirements

The Executive Program is designed for working professionals, whether in public health or considering a career change to public health. The program is tailored for individuals who are committed to advancing their careers and acquiring the knowledge and tools to advance to leadership roles in public health.

The Executive MPH program requires a minimum of 42.0 credits. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years of the date of matriculation. A minimum of five consecutive academic semesters is required for the degree. Enrollment must be continuous unless academic leaves are granted. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.

Required Courses
PBHL 520ESBIOSTATISTICS4.0
PBHL 530ESEpidemiology4.0
PBHL 540ESBehavioral Assessment4.0
PBHL 550ESCommunity Based Prevention Practices4.0
PBHL 570ESIntegrated Public Health Case Analysis4.0
PBHL 600ESHealth Management and Leadership4.0
PBHL 612ESProgram Planning & Evaluation4.0
PBHL 640ESEnvironmental & Occupational Health4.0
PBHL 650ESHealth Policy & Advocacy 4.0
Master's Project Courses
PBHL 560ESMPH Comm Based MP Part A1.0
PBHL 630ESMPH Comm Based MP Part B1.0
PBHL 635ESMPH Comm Based MP Part C2.0
Elective Courses: Select 22.0
Emergent Public Health Issues
Research Methods
Public Health History and Ethics
Total Credits42.0

Dornsife School of Public Health Faculty

Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of health and the health effects of air pollution; contribution of resources in residential environments to health behaviors, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; the use of spatial analysis methods and agent-based mode
Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health). Assistant Research Professor. Racial/Ethnic Health Inequalities in Cardiovascular Disease; Social Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Health Inequalities in Cardiovascular Disease; Community-Engaged Research; Geography and Health; Multilevel Analysis; Spatial Analysis and GIS; Global Health; Urban Health
Scarlett Bellamy, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Clinical Trials; Data Analysis Methods; Health Disparities; Infectious Disease; Mental health and Behavioral health; Reproductive or Sexual Health
Zekarias Berhane, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Modeling time-to-event data with single and multiple outcomes, mixed effect models and regression diagnostics.
Bridget Sweeney Blakely, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Consultation; positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), response to intervention (Rtl), systems-level change and performance feedback.
Sandra L. Bloom, MD (Temple University School of Medicine). Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Psychological trauma and organizational stress.
Sherry Brand-Rauf, MPhil, JD (Columbia University). Associate Teaching Professor. Health Policy; Occupational Health; Environmental Exposures; Health Disparities; Public Health Law
Jennifer Breaux, DrPH, MPH, CHES (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Maternal and child health, Child and maternal health, Community health, Human rights.
Darryl Brown, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health care research and planning; patient outcomes and applied health economic methods.
Robert J. Brulle, PhD (George Washington University). Professor. Environmental policy and politics, critical theory, marine risk, social movements, environmental sociology.
James W. Buehler, MD (University of California, San Francisco). Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health preparedness, e-health, health policy, building public health infrastructure and capacity, chronic diseases, behavioral health, data privacy, emergency preparedness and public health practice.
Igor Burstyn, PhD (Utrecht University). Associate Professor. Department of of Environmental and Occupational Health. Occupational and environmental epidemiology, industrial hygiene, endocrine disruptors, environmental exposures, biomarkers, air quality, gene-environmental interaction, maternal and child health, Bayesian statistics, statistical modeling, etiology of autism.
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH (University of California at Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Asset mapping, Built environment, Chronic diseases, Community capacity building, Community health, Community health worker/promoters models, Community-based participatory research, Community resilience, Demography, Health disparities, Mixed methods, Neighborhood context, Obesity, School health, Social capital/social cohesion, Social determinants of health, Social epidemiology, Spatial data and analysis, Youth leadership development.
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication; Director of Joint Degree Programs. Associate Research Professor. Emergency preparedness, infectious disease, public health practice, crisis and emergency risk communication, medicine and public health.
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania) Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Nutrition, housing and health; chronic diseases; human rights, chronic diseases, community health, human rights and hunger.
Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP (Drexel University) Joint Appointment between Dornsife School of Public Health and Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health policy; design of care systems; high risk youth; violence; healthcare services; injury prevention.
Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, drinking water quality, air pollution, urban environments, chemical risk assessment.
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Dean, Dornsife School of Public Health. Distinguished Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Social determinants of health; neighborhoods and health; psychosocial factors; air pollution, cardiovascular disease epidemiology; multilevel and systems methods; urban health and health in Latin America.
Mary Duden, MBA (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health care for the underserved and health disparities.
Jerome Dugan, PhD (Rice University) Primary appointment in Health Economics at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Insurance markets and healthcare regulation.
Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Health Disparities, Faith and Health.
Alison A. Evans, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer; cohort studies; minority and immigrant health; chronic viral infections; hepatitis b; eliminantion of viral hepatitis; immunization; perinatal transmission.
Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Associate Clinical Professor. Children's health and environmental exposures; health impacts of climate change; inequities in environmental exposure and disease; risks from transportation of hazardous materials; spatial distribution and clustering of disease.
Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, MPH (Columbia University) Joint Appointment in the Drexel University Kline School of Law. Professor. Health policy, public health law, health administration and management, public health ethics.
Janet Fleetwood, PhD, MPH (University of Southern California). Professor. Philosophy, bioethics, public health ethics, research ethics, social justice, ethical theory.
Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD (City University of New York) Chair Emeritus. Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational health, agricultural safety and health, pneumoconiosis, occupational toxicology, environmental pollution.
Dennis Gallagher, MA, MPA (University of Pittsburgh). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health department structure and financing; health policy and law; Medicare/Medicaid and public health infrastructure.
Pamela Geller, PhD (Kent State University). Associate Professor. Stressful life events and physical and mental health outcomes, particularly in the area of women's reproductive health (e.g. pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infertility, medical education).
Marla Gold, MD (University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School) Dean Emerita. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design of HIV/AIDS care systems, treatment protocols, resource utilization, and epidemiology; CQI, managed care and systems of health care, health administration, behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment systems.
Neil Goldstein, PHD, MBI (Drexel University, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine). Assistant Research Professor. Data Analysis Methods; eHealth or mHealth; Infectious Disease; Maternal and Child Health; Reproductive or Sexual health; Spatial Analysis or GIS; Statistical Modeling; Vaccines and vaccinations; Electronic medical records/informatics; Translational epidemiology
Edward J. Gracely, PhD (Temple University) Joint Appointment in Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, experimental design/research methods and statistical analysis, clinical trials.
Ali Groves, PhD, MHS (University of North Carolina; Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Reproductive and Sexual Health, Maternal and Child Health, Global Health, Data Analysis Methods.
Jana A. Hirsch, PhD (University of Michigan). Assistant Research Professor. Health and place or built environment; health disparities; mental and behavioral health; urban health; active aging; age-friendly neighborhoods
Mary E. Hovinga, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Cancer, cognitive disabilities; PCBs and DDT, lead exposure; neurological disorders, environmental hazards, epidemiologic study design.
Tran Huynh, PhD, MPH, CIH (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Community Engaged Research; Cardiovascular Disease; Statistical Modeling; Immigrant Health; Health Disparities; Occupational Health; Workplace Health Interventions; Industrial Hygiene; Bayesian Statistics; Exposure Assessment; Epidemiology
Jessie Kemmick Pintor, PhD, MPH (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Community-based participatory research; Immigrant health; Health disparities; Health services research; Health policy; Maternal & child health; Mixed methods; Immigration policy
Ann Klassen, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Professor. HIV/AIDS, Food safety, Excess burden intervention, GIS-based and spatial analysis, Mixed methods, Qualitative methods, Social sciences.
Jennifer Kolker, MPH (University of Michigan) Associate Dean for Public Health Practice. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Maternal and child health; federally qualified health center program; urban health issues; health department structure and financing; health policy and law; legislative advocacy; Medicare/Medicaid; preterm birth; public health education and training; public health infrastructure; welfare economics; women's health.
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MS, MPH (Cornell University; Columbia University; Johns Hopkins University). Research Professor. Solutions to obesity and diet-related diseases in black Americans, ‘Culture of health’ approaches in black communities, Assessment of food environments, Environmental influences on lifestyle changes, Targeted marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages, Food and nutrition policy, Evidence-based public health, Nutrition epidemiologic methods, Social determinants of health and health equity, Systems science applications in public health.
Brent Langellier, PhD (University of California, Los Angelos). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health and health care disparities, Latino health, complex systems, quantitative methods, GIS.
Stephen E. Lankenau, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. HIV/AIDS, Overdose prevention, Prescription drug misuse, Medical marijuana, Injection drug use, High risk youth, Homeless, Qualitative research.
Felice Le-Scherban, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Life course approaches to socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health among immigrants; causal links between education and health; analytic methods in social epidemiology.
Brian K. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants and epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; perinatal epidemiology; child and material health; neuropsychiatric epidemiology, causal inference; machine learning.
Nora L. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Perinatal epidemiology; preterm birth; infant mortality; autism spectrum disorders; maternal and child health; racial and ethnic health disparities; secondhand smoke; tobacco control; environmental exposures.
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA (The University of Hong Kong). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Pharmacoepidemiology; cardiovascular disease and diabetes epidemiology; drug-lifestyle interaction; environmental and global health disparities; hospital electronic health records for cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessment and prediction.
Gina Lovasi, PhD (University of Washington) Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative. Associate Professor. Cardiovascular Disease; Data Analysis Methods; Health and Place or Build Environment; Health Disparities; Spatial Analysis or GIS; Urban Health; Urban trees and greenspace; Local retail and urban design; Transportation, infrastructure and policies
Shannon Marquez, MEng, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Director, Office of Global Health . Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Global health; water sanitation and hygiene; health disparities; environmental health.
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain). Associate Professor. HIV prevention, Tobacco control, Obesity prevention, Access to health services.
Philip Massey, PhD, MPH (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Digital Technologies in Public Health, Health Literacy, Health Communication, Global Health, Health Disparities, Health Promotion.
Leslie McClure, PhD, MS (University of Michigan) Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Professor. Design, management and analysis of randomized clinical trials; issues of multiplicity in clinical trials; environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke; geographic and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Ryan McKenna, PhD (Stonybrook University). Assistant Professor. Health disparities; Health economics; Health policy; Data analysis and methods; Statistical modeling; Health services research; Mental health and behavioral health
Janell L. Mensinger, PhD (City University of New York) Director, Biostatistics Service Center. Associate Research Professor. Behavioral health promotion strategies, treating obesity, clinical research methods, statistics. Body perception, obesity and eating disorders.
Yvonne Michael, ScD (Harvard School of Public Health) Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of aging, social epidemiology, women's health, community-based participatory research; health disparities.
Jana M. Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiological methods; research design and methods including observational and clinical trials research; psychosocial aspects of health; epidemiology of aging and pain, psychiatric epidemiology including major depression; sub-threshold and minor depression.
Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute; Associate Dean for Research. Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of autism spectrum disorders; gene-environment interaction; neurological disorders.
Alex Ortega, PhD (University of Michigan) Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, Center for Population Health and Community Impact. Professor. Epidemiological methods in health services research; health needs of Latino children and families; health disparities intervention research; youth engagement in community interventions.
Jonathan Purtle, DRPH, MPH, MSC (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Mental health policy and services research; policy dissemination and implementation research; traumatic stress in urban areas; trauma-informed system design; violence prevention; political institutions and health.
Harrison Quick, PhD (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Occupational Health; Spatial Analysis or GIS; Statistical Modeling; Urban Health; Bayesian Inference; Data Confidentiality
Alex Quistberg, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Research Professor. Data Analysis Methods; Global Health or International Health; Health and Place or Built Environment; Health Disparities; Spatial Analysis or GIS; Urban Health; Intentional/Violent Injury and Trauma; Unintentional Injury and Trauma
John A. Rich, MD, MPH (Duke University Medical School) Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health disparities; men's health; violence; urban health issues; primary care.
Lucy Robinson, PhD (Columbia University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, modeling and analysis of neuroimaging and CT image data, network modeling, spatio-temporal data, computational statistics, and funcational data analysis.
John Rossi, VMD, MBE (University of Pennsylvania) Director, M.S. in Public Health Ethics. Assistant Professor. Public health ethics, research ethics, ethical theory, animal and environmental ethics, risk assessment and communication, public health history.
Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. mHealth, Substance use, Reproductive or sexual health, Community engaged research, Infectious diseases, Health disparities, Urban health, Mixed methods, Women's health, Social determinants of health.
Leah Schinasi, PhD (University of North Carolina). Assistant Research Professor. Environmental Exposures; Cancer; Health and Place or Built Environment; Occupational Health; Urban Health; Community Based Participatory Research; Environmental Justice; Environmental Epidemiology; Climate Change
Randall L. Sell, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Health Disparities, Experimental design/research methods, Gender and health, LGBT issues, Program evaluation, Survey methods.
Paul Shattuck, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Director, Life Course Outcomes Research Program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design and evaluation of services for people with disabilities; autism.
David Barton Smith, PhD (University of Michigan). Research Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Healthcare; health disparities; history of public health; managed care.
David Smith, PhD (University of Michigan). Research Professor. Health Administration and Management; Health Disparities; History of Public Health; Health Services Research; Health Policy; Spatial Analysis or GIS
Suruchi Sood, PhD (University of New Mexico). Associate Professor. Human rights and health, Nutrition, Poverty, Health Disparities, Innovation Diffusion, HIV/AIDS, Violence, Community-based participatory research, Application of statistics to behavioral, biological and medical sciences, Adolescent health, Child and maternal health, International health, Program evaluation, Women's health, Mixed methods, Qualitative methods.
Mark Stehr, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Associate Professor. Health economics, health behaviors, public finance, public policy.
Thersa Sweet, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Molecular and infectious disease epidemiology, including virology, cancer biology, hospital infection control and prevention; epidemiologic studies involving HIV risk in sexual minorities.
Loni Philip Tabb, PhD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Methods for categorical, missing and hierarchical data, spatial epidemiology/statistics.
Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Injury prevention, patient safety, healthcare quality, organizational culture, occupational safety, data policy and surveillance, first responders, healthcare workforce.
Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Joint appointment in the Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Health care for children and youth with special health care needs, Child and maternal health.
Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD (Uniformed Services University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care; nutrition and chronic disease; community-based participatory research, community engagement dissemination and implementation research.
Augusta M. Villanueva, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Associate Professor. Poverty, Health care for the underserved, Health Disparities, High risk youth, Urban health issues, Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, Community-based participatory research, Behavioral health, Community health, Immigrant communities, LGBT issues, Public health infrastructure, Qualitative research.
Sheldon Watts, PhD (New York University). Clinical Research Professor. Behavioral health; community engagement; community-based participatory research; chronic disease risk management; faith-based partnerships; health disparities; minority health; nutrition education; overweight/obesity prevention; participatory action research
Seth Welles, PhD, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Impact of HIV phenotypic and genotypic antiretroviral drug resistance on HIV disease progression and transmission; psychosocial risk for HIV infection and STDs among sexual minority adults and adolescents; correction of misclassification of sexuality and its impact on HIV/STI risk; surveys of sexual minority adults at community festivals and at health-clinics to assess demographic and psychosocial determinants of sexual risk-taking and HIV/STD infections; LGBT health disparities including excess risk for HIV and STIs, CVD and cancer; early life physical and sexual trauma, violence, mental health conditions and substance abuse.
Michael Yudell, MPH, PhD, MPhil (Columbia University) Chair, Department of Community Health and Prevention. Associate Professor. Public health genomics; bioethics; history of public health; addiction.
Issa Zakeri, PhD (University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Biostatistics, functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multivariate analysis, statistical learning.

Emeritus Faculty

Raymond K. Lum, MPhil, MS (University of Pennsylvania) Director of E-Learning. Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus. Department of Health Management and Policy. Asian health; change management; e-health; health disparities; innovation diffusion; organization learning theory.
Marcia Polansky, ScD (Harvard School of Public Health). Associate Professor Emeritus. Statistics; Clinical trials; Chronic diseases; Epidemiology; Social and Psychiatric
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