Global Studies BA / Public Health MPH

Major: Global Studies and Public health
Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA) AND Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 227.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Five Years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 30.2001

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3094

About the Program

To further prepare students for careers in the international sphere, Drexel University now offers an accelerated degree that allows students to complete an accelerated Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Global Studies and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). Students apply in their third year to Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health; those accepted begin working on their MPH as they complete their BA, getting their MPH a year earlier than if they had done the two degrees separately. They also have a chance to complete an undergraduate co-op and gain valuable work experience as they go.

The Drexel BA degree prepares students for exciting international careers or at home working with diverse international populations. It prepares them by giving them foreign language fluency and offers a wide variety of courses in the social sciences, humanities, philosophy, hard sciences, cultural studies, and many other fields. While working on their Global Studies degree, students also are encouraged to study abroad, adding to their global perspective as well as perfecting their foreign language skills. There are also many opportunities for doing co-op abroad: a chance to live overseas for six months while gaining valuable work experience and getting a chance to truly be part of the culture of the place where they are working. Study abroad opportunities exist in many countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and across Asia; co-op abroad employers can also be found in almost any part of the world.

Added to this is the chance to get an accelerated degree in Public Health, a much-in-demand professional degree with many uses. Students interested in global public health, for example, can gain skills that make them attractive to international development agencies like the US Agency for International Development, the UN, or many international charitable organization. Students who want to work domestically can use their language and cultural skills in a wide variety of settings here, working with the diverse population within the US. A degree in public health allows people to make a real impact on society, improving the lives of people around the world.

Drexel Global Studies students have won a wide variety of international fellowships including Fulbright, Boren, and other US government programs. They have studied abroad in countries as diverse as France, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Argentina, Costa Rica, China, Japan, and Korea. They have gone on to work with the US State Department and other government agencies, with large Silicon Valley tech firms, and with private corporations around the world. Adding an MPH will open even more doors for students interested in really making a difference at home and abroad.

Additional Information

For more information, contact:

Rogelio Miñana, PhD
Department Head and Professor of Spanish
Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
MacAlister Hall 3031
rogelio.minana@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.571.3194

Jamel Long, MS.Ed
Director of Academic Affairs
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Dornsife School of Public Health
Nesbitt Hall
jl884@drexel.edu
Phone: 267.359.6229

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate admissions are determined by Enrollment Management/Admissions.

MPH requirements are set by the School of Public Health. Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled in the 4COP undergraduate program
  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.25
  • Be able to take undergraduate and graduate coursework during their senior year
  • Complete the pre-requisite courses necessary for admission (determined by the School of Public Health) into the MPH program with no lower than a "C" grade
  • Obtain one written recommendation from a faculty member and one from an advisor, supervisor or mentor
  • Complete the online School of Public Health application to the MPH program at the Dornsife School of Public Health in their junior year
  • Complete an interview with a Dornsife faculty member

Degree Requirements

BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory1.0
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory1.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Students must complete one of the following Chemistry sequences:8.0
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Students must select one of the following math sequences:12.0
Introduction to Analysis I
and Introduction to Analysis II
and Mathematics for the Life Sciences
Calculus I
and Calculus II
and Calculus III
Global Studies Core Courses
GST 101Becoming Global – Language and Cultural Context3.0
GST 102Introduction to Global Studies3.0
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
Two 200+ level GST courses6.0
Language minor24.0
Students must complete at least 24.0 credits above the 103-105 language level to earn a language minor.
Global Health and Sustainability Concentration Requirements
ANTH 360Culture and the Environment3.0-4.0
or SOC 345 Sociology of the Environment
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
SOC 346Environmental Justice4.0
Choose one of the following ethics courses3.0
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Public Health Ethics
Choose one of the following English courses3.0
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Global Health and Sustainability Distribution Requirements30.0
Students must complete 30.0 credits from the approved list:
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Health & Healing Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World
Culture and the Environment
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Ethnobotany
Genetically Modified Foods
Environmental Crime
Campaigns for Health & Environment
Environmental Communication
Science Writing
Grant Writing
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Cities and Sustainability
Introduction to Urban Planning
Energy Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Native Plants and Sustainability
Global Climate Change
Global Warming, Biodiversity and Your Future
Conservation Biology
Building Global Bridges
Civilizations
Model Organization of American States
Special Topics in Global Studies
Special Topics in Global Studies
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
Themes in Global Environmental History
Empire and Environment
Transnational History of Science, Technology and Environment
Development of World Health Care
Health Care across Cultures
Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures
Perspectives in World Nutrition
Introduction to the History of Public Health
Introduction to Health & Human Rights
Women and Children: Health & Society
Introduction to Community Health
The World's Water
Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Disease Outbreak Investigations
Health Inequality
Biomedical Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Science
Social Development: A Global Approach
Politics of Environment and Health
International Organizations: The United Nations
Ethics and International Relations
International Human Rights
Psychology of Sustainability
HIV/AIDS and Africa
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Globalization
Women's Health and Human Rights
Free electives29.0-28.0
Graduate Coursework
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
MPH Discipline Specific Foundation Courses15.0
MPH Integrative Learning Experience *4.0-6.0
Integrative Learning Experience in Community Health & Prevention I
and Integrative Learning Experience in Community Health & Prevention II
Integrative Learning Experience: Environmental and Occupational Health I
and Integrative Learning Experience: Environmental and Occupational Health II
Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology I
and Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology II
Integrative Learning Experience
and Integrative Learning Experience II
MPH Electives/Graduate Minor courses21.0
Total Credits227.0-229.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
GST 101Becoming Global – Language and Cultural Context3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Language4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
GST 102Introduction to Global Studies3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Language4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 3
CHEM 112General Chemistry II4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 239Mathematics for the Life Sciences4.0
Language4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory1.0
GST concentration requirement3.0
GST distribution options6.0
Language4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory1.0
WGST 240Women and Society in a Global Context3.0
GST concentration requirement3.0
GST distribution option3.0
Language4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 6
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
Language4.0
GST 200+ level course3.0
GST concentration requirement3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 7
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
Language3.0
GST concentration requirement3.0
GST distribution option3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
Language3.0
GST distribution options12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
Language3.0
GST 200+ level course3.0
GST concentration requirement4.0
GST distribution options6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 10
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
MPH Discipline Specific Foundation course3.0
GST concentration requirement3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
GST 359Culture and Values3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
MPH Discipline Specific Foundation course3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
MPH Discipline Specific Foundation course3.0
MPH Electives/Graduate Minor courses6.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 13
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
MPH Integrative Learning Experience2.0
PH Discipline specific course3.0
PH Elective/Specialization courses9.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 14
MPH Integrated Learning Experience2.0
Discipline specific course3.0
Elective specialization courses6.0
 Term Credits11.0
Total Credit: 227.0

Global Studies / 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.
Debjani Bhattacharyya, PhD (Emory University). Assistant Professor. Modern South Asian history; urban environmental history; history of economic thought; and post-colonial theory.
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.
Rebecca Clothey, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Director, Global Studies major. Assistant Professor. Comparative and international education, education of ethnic and linguistic minorities, sociology of education.
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.
Vincent Duclos, PhD (University of Montreal). Assistant Professor. Digital spaces/technologies; global health; development; and relations between India and Africa.
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.
Mary Ebeling, PhD (University of Surrey) Director, Women's and Gender Studies. Associate Professor. Science and technology studies; emerging technologies and biocapital; media and democratic cultures; radical social movements; sociology of markets; political sociology; and ethnographic methodologies.
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.
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.
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
Gabriella Ibieta, PhD (City University of New York). Associate Professor. Comparative literature; Cuban and Latin American fiction.
Kristine Kelly, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Assistant Clinical Professor. Sociology of gender and development; anthropology of policy; comparative and international education; qualitative research methods; Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
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.
Hiromi Koyama, MA (Okayama University). Teaching Instructor. Japanese language and literature; teaching writing; business Japanese; classical and modern Japanese literature
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.
Christopher A. Laincz, PhD (Duke University). Associate Professor. Economic development, technological change, and growth, industrial organization, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
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
Brent Luvaas, PhD (UCLA). Associate Professor. DIY and independent media production; transnational consumer culture; popular music; new media and mediated subjectivities; youth culture in the US and Indonesia.
Ilana Margolis Adjunct Professor.
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.
Nada Matta, PhD (New York University). Assistant Professor. Middle East Studies; political economy; social movements; gender studies; revolutions; inequality
Maria delaluz Matus-Mendoza, PhD (Temple University) Director of Modern Languages. Associate Professor. Spanish Linguistic variation in the US; the relationship between language variation and mobility (social and geographical) among the Mexican communities in Mexico and in the United States; second language acquisition; language variation in media.
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
Usha Menon, PhD (University of Chicago). Professor. Self, identity & personhood, emotional functioning, Hindu morality, gender relations in Hindu society, adult development, popular Hinduism, post-colonial feminism, Hindu religious nationalism and Islamic radicalism.
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.
Amel Mili, PhD, JD (Rutgers University, the University of Tunis). Assistant Teaching Professor. The intersection between religion and law; gender and politics; constitutional transition; language education
Rogelio Minana, PhD (Penn State) Department Head, Global Studies and Modern Languages. Professor. The role of classic cultural icons, particularly Don Quixote, in 21st century political and social justice discourse; the interplay between the traditional humanities, youth organizations, and digital storytelling.
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.
Joel E. Oestreich, PhD (Brown University) Director of the Global Studies major. Associate Professor. International organizations, international finance, development, and human rights.
Sunmi Oh, MA (Graduate School of Hyosung Women's University). Instructor.
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.
Ni Ou, MS (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Chinese language grammar and writing; Chinese language pedagogy; intercultural communication
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
Rachel R. Reynolds, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago). Associate Professor. Sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, intercultural communication, globalization and the rhetoric of community, political economy of immigration, race and ethnicity, new African immigrants in the United States, Igbo studies.
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
Simone Schlichting-Artur, EdD (University of Pennsylvania) Senior Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives. Teaching Professor. International business communication (Germany and the U.S.), public health policy and languages, German post-war history through film and literature, development of writing assessment tools for German minor.
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 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.
Steve Vasquez Dolph, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Early modern cultural production; ecology and representation; history and sociology of science; historical bibliography; politics and poetics of translation.
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.
Alden Young, PhD (Princeton University) Director, Africana Studies. Assistant Professor. African history; economic history and the history of Arab and African interactions.
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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