Public Health

Major: Public Health
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 181.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111

About the Program

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health and well-being of communities. Where clinical professionals such as doctors and nurses focus on treating individuals after they become sick or are injured, public health professional are concerned with the health of entire populations, attempting to prevent problems from occurring or recurring through education, policy development, advocacy, service and research.

Reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the Dornsife School of Public Health, students in the major will take courses originating from the various public health core disciplines, which include epidemiology, community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, and health management and policy. The diversity in course offerings provides the students with the general foundations of each discipline within public health. Student learning is enhanced by faculty expertise from a wide array of backgrounds ranging from epidemiology, community health, global health, sociology, psychology, medicine, health policy, health economics, industrial hygiene and anthropology in addition to many more. As the students progress through the major, they will gain more breath and depth in the specific discipline of their choosing through the co-op experience as well as the capstone courses in their senior year.

The Dornsife School of Public Health is dedicated to the integration of social justice and human rights in academic public health and being a model for interdisciplinary collaboration and civic engagement. Additionally, a commitment to global engagement is core to the School's mission. The Global Public Health Initiative was created to provide opportunities for all public health student to gain rich and meaningful experiences working on health issues that transcend national boundaries or that may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries.

Upon completion of the degree, students will be better equipped to complete graduate education in public health or health sciences. Students will have acquired skills that could be translated into the workplace (city, state or local government, non for profit, etc.) or other post baccalaureate educational settings such as an MPH, JD or MD.

Goals and Objectives

By the conclusion of the major, all students will be able to:

1. Illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of public health in disease prevention and health promotion on both individuals and populations.

2. Recognize the interconnectedness between physical and natural sciences and how each address population-based health challenges. 

3. Illustrate the fundamental relationship between health and human rights and the role of social justice and ethics. 

4. Highlight the important role that epidemiology and surveillance play in shaping and protecting the health of populations. 

5. Recognize the importance of historical context regarding public health milestones as they shape policies and programs. 

6. Obtain a greater understanding of the role of culture and values and how they influence relationships between social determinants of health and the built environment. 

7. Identify and address population health challenges through the various public health concentrations. 

8. Illustrate the overarching role that the social determinants of health have in promoting or hindering health. 

9. Acquire a working knowledge of the US healthcare and healthcare delivery system.

Additional Information

Contact Information:

Karen DeVose, MEd
Undergraduate Advisor/Program Coordinator
Department of Undergraduate Education
Tel: 267.359.6115
kd42@drexel.edu

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
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 PH101The Drexel Experience1.0
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
Or
Calculus I
and Calculus II
and Calculus III
Physical and Life Sciences Requirements19.0
Students must select one of the following biology sequences:
Cells, Genetics & Physiology
and Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
and Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
and Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
Or
Cells and Genetics
and Evolution & Organismal Diversity
and Physiology and Ecology
*Please note that student who take the BIO 122, BIO 124, and BIO 126 sequence will be required to take fewer free electives.
Students must select one of the following chemistry sequences:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Or
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Social Science Requirements
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Social Science Electives:37.0
Urban Anthropology
Anthropology of Immigration
Ethnographic Methods
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics of Health Care Systems
Equatorial Guinea: Society & Environment
Geographic Information Systems
Sociology of the Environment
Building Global Bridges
History of Work & Workers in America
Principles of Human Resource Administration
Health-Care Ethics I
Management Information Systems
Organizational Behavior
Women and Children: Health & Society
Injury Prevention and Control
Burden of Disease
Drugs, Society, and Public Health
Violence and Trauma in Public Health
Health Inequality
Biomedical Ethics
International Human Rights
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Psychology - Inequity & Injustice
Social Problems
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Sociology of Health and Illness
Women's Health and Human Rights
Public Heath Core Course Requirements
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
PBHL 302Introduction to the History of Public Health3.0
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
PBHL 304Introduction to Health & Human Rights3.0
PBHL 306Introduction to Community Health3.0
PBHL 308The U.S. Public Health System3.0
PBHL 309Public Health Ethics3.0
PBHL 311Public Health Biology3.0
PBHL 312Public Health Data Analysis3.0
PBHL 313The Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being3.0
PBHL 314Environmental and Occupational Health3.0
PBHL 315Public Health Leadership3.0
PBHL 317The World's Water3.0
Public Health Capstone Experience
PBHL 497Capstone Experience I3.0
PBHL 498Capstone Experience II3.0
PBHL 499Capstone Experience III3.0
Free Electives39.0
Total Credits181.0

 

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.


Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101
or 121
Introduction to Analysis I
Calculus I
4.0
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
UNIV PH101The Drexel Experience2.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102
or 121
Introduction to Analysis II
Calculus I
4.0
UNIV PH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
Social Science3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 239
or 123
Mathematics for the Life Sciences
Calculus III
4.0
Free Elective6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 113General Chemistry I Laboratory1.5
PBHL 303Overview of Issues in Global Health3.0
PBHL 305Women and Children: Health & Society3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits14.5
Term 5
CHEM 112General Chemistry II4.0
CHEM 114General Chemistry II Laboratory1.5
PBHL 301Epidemiology in Public Health3.0
PBHL 304Introduction to Health & Human Rights3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits14.5
Term 6
Free elective3.0
PBHL 302Introduction to the History of Public Health3.0
Public Health (PBHL) required course3.0
Social Science electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
Public Health (PBHL) required courses6.0
Social Science elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
Public Health (PBHL) required courses6.0
Public Health (PBHL) elective3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
Public Health (PBHL) required courses6.0
Public Health (PBHL) elective3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
PBHL 497Capstone Experience I3.0
Public Health (PBHL) elective3.0
Social Science elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
PBHL 498Capstone Experience II3.0
Public Health (PBHL) elective3.0
Social Science elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
PBHL 499Capstone Experience III3.0
Public Health (PBHL) elective3.0
Free electives9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 181.0

 

 

Dornsife School of Public Health Faculty

Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Director of the Office of Global Health. Clinical Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Global health; health and human rights; political epidemiology; ethics; mixed methods; health policy and advocacy; HIV/TB; monitoring and evaluation.
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 University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Racism and health inequities, social epidemiology cardiovascular disease epidemiology, urban health, global health.
Scarlett Bellamy, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 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 Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Modeling time-to-event data with single and multiple outcomes, mixed effect models and regression diagnostics.
Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Urban health; macrosocial determinants of chronic diseases; health inequalities; food environments and nutrition; epidemiologic methods.
Sandra Bloom, MD (Temple University School of Medicine). Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Psychological trauma and organizational stress.
Sherry Brandt-Rauf, MPhil, JD (Columbia University). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Health policy, occupational health, environmental exposures, health disparities, public health law.
Jennifer Breaux, DrPh, MPH, CHES (Drexel University) Director of Undergraduate Education. Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Maternal and child health, community health, human rights.
Darryl Brown, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Director of HMP Doctoral Programs.. Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health services research and planning; health inequality, patient reported outcomes, applied health economics.
James W. Buehler, MD (University of California, San Francisco) Director, MPH Program. Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health capacity and practice, public health and healthcare interface, urban health.
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. Department of Community Health and Prevention. The social and contextual determinants of persistent health disparities and the application of social science and community-based participatory research methods to understanding and eliminating such disparities.
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 Clinical Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Drexel University College of Medicine; Infectious diseases, public health emergency preparedness, medicine and public health, public health practice, crisis and emergency risk communication.
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania) Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Nutrition, housing and health; chronic diseases; human rights, chronic diseases, community health, human rights and hunger.
Jane Clougherty, MSc, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Social susceptibility to environmental pollutants; air pollution exposure science; community violence; urban health.
Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, pesticides, persistent pollutants, drinking water quality, greenspace in cities, extreme weather 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.
Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Community organizing and community engagement strategies; arts and community health; religion, spirituality and health; health policy and advocacy; organizational and group dynamics; behavioral health; oral health; evaluation of community health programs.
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.
Alex Ezeh, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Dornsife Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Global/International Health; Reproductive and Sexual Health; Urban Health.
Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Chair. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Children's health and environmental exposures; health impacts of climate change; inequities in environmental exposure and disease; 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. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health law; public health law; health system structure; ethics of vaccines; public policy and legal aspects of health reform; genetic privacy.
Janet Fleetwood, PhD (University of Southern California). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Bioethics, Strategic Planning, Social Justice & Equity.
Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) 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.
Marla Gold, MD (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). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 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). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Reproductive or sexual health; maternal and child health; global health; data analysis methods.
Jana Hirsch, MES, PhD (University of Michigan). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Health and place, built environment, health disparities, behavioral health, spatial analysis, GIS, urban health, physical activity, active aging and age-friendly neighborhoods, gentrification, neighborhood change.
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. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Industrial hygiene, immigrant health, immigrant health, occupational exposure assessment and epidemiology, occupational health disparities, nail salons.
Jessie Kemmick Pintor, PhD, MPH (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. 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. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Cancer and chronic disease disparities, urban health, minority, immigrant and global health, tobacco control, nutrition, health communication, qualitative and mixed methods, place-based and spatial analysis.
Jennifer Kolker, MPH (University of Michigan) Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director of Executive MPH Program. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health policy and practice, workforce training, safety net programs, urban health issues; health department infrastructure and financing.
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MS, MPH (Cornell University). Research Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Solutions to obesity and diet-related diseases in black children and adults, Ethnic disparities in obesity in the US and other high-income countries, "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, Social determinants of health and health equity, Systems science applications in public health.
Brent Langellier, PhD, MA (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) Associate Dean for Research. Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, medical marijuana, injection drug use, high risk youth, homelessness.
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. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes epidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; Burden of disease and health disparity; Hospital EHRs data for disease risk surveillance and prediction; Air pollution and urban health.
Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH (University of Washington) Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative. Dornsife Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 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; transportation, infrastructure and policies.
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV prevention; tobacco control; obesity prevention; access to health services; Latino immigrants and other disadvantaged populations; development and evaluation of community-based interventions.
Philip Massey, PhD, MPH (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Health communication, health literacy, mHealth, social media and health, adolescent health, global health, program evaluation, quantitative methods.
Leslie McClure, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan) Chair. Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 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, MA (Stony Brook University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health economics; health policy; health services research; health disparities; mental and behavioral health services; insurance marketplaces; and quasi-experimental methods.
Janell Mensinger, PhD (City University of New York) Director, Biostatistics Service Center. Associate Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Clinical trials; community based participatory research; eHealth; health services research; health disparities; mental health and behavioral health; nutrition; violence and trauma; social determinants of health; health promotion; social justice in public health and healthcare; structural oppression; intersectional identities and health; eating disorders; body politics; weight stigma; implicit bias.
Yvonne Michael, ScD (Harvard University). 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 Emerita. 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.
Alex Ortega, PhD (University of Michigan) Chair; Director, Center for Population Health and Community Impact. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Epidemiological methods in health services research; health needs of Latino children and families; health disparities intervention research; youth engagement in community interventions.
Sungchul Park, PhD, MPH (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health economics; health policy; health services research; health disparities; Medicare; managed care; statistical modelling; and data analysis methods.
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. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Bayesian inference; spatial and spatiotemporal data analysis; statistical disclosure limitation.
Alex Quistberg, PhD, MPH (University of Washington). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. 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) 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 functional data analysis.
Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections; individual, dyadic, and structural determinants of health; technology and health; mixed methods research; community-engagement and participatory research.
Brisa Sanchez, PhD (Harvard University). Dornsife Endowed Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistical methods development, big data, data integration for environment studies, health disparities, environment exposure, built environment.
Ayden Scheim, PhD (Western University, Canada). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Social epidemiology, health disparities, global health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT health, injection drug use, research methods for small and hidden populations, community-based participatory research.
Leah Schinasi, PhD (University of North Carolina). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Health and place or built environment, occupational health, urban health, environmental health, environmental justice, environmental epidemiology, climate change.
Randall L. Sell, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Demography; Defining and measuring sexual orientations, gender and sex; Sampling sexual and gender minorities for public health research.
Suruchi Sood, PhD (University of New Mexico). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. 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; maternal and child health; international health; program evaluation; women's health; mixed methods; qualitative methods.
Jim Stimpson, PhD (University of Nebraska) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health policy; Health services research; Health disparities; Immigrant health; Health and place or built environment; Urban health; Medical sociology.
Thersa Sweet, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate 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, Bayesian inference, and disease mapping.
Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPH (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. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Medical Home; children and youth with special health care needs; care coordination; cultural competency and access to care; maternal and child health policy, teaching, community partners.
Augusta M. Villanueva, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Role of race, culture, and ethnicity on health status/outcomes; community-based participatory research; immigrant communities; academic service-learning.
Seth Welles, PhD, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Psychosocial risk for HIV infection and STIs among sexual and gender minority adults and adolescents; correction of misclassification of sexuality and its impact on measurement of HIV/STI risk; agent-based model simulation of HIV and STI incidence among persons with substantial risk for acquiring infection; impact of life course sexual trauma and violence on mental health conditions, substance abuse, and HIV risk; HIV natural history, pathogenesis and clinical trials.
Michael Yudell, MPH, PhD (Columbia University) Chair. Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Public health ethics; history of public health; race and racism; autism.
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.
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