Faculty

The faculty who teach in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program come from a variety of academic departments.

These include: Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the department of Africana Studies (Harpur College of Arts and Sciences), the departments of human development and social work (College of Community and Public Affairs) and the biological anthropology program in the department of anthropology (Harpur College).

Faculty strengths and research interests support the MPH Program generalist core, selective areas in global and population health, and electives that are cross-listed courses in other departments.

Faculty

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Yvonne Johnston, DrPH, MS, FNP

Founding Director

Public Health

Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Nursing
  • Population health
  • Program evaluation
  • Chronic disease risk reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Fall prevention among older adults
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Data analytics
  • Social determinants of health
  • Translational research
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Sharon A. Bryant, PhD

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Decker College

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Health promotion and disease prevention behaviors of underrepresented populations
  • Intimate partner violence among college students
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Alex Chase-Levenson

Associate Professor

Public Health; History

Research Interests

  • Modern Britain and its empire
  • Europe in the long 19th century
  • History of the modern Mediterranean
  • History of public health
  • History of disease
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Jodi Dowthwaite

Research Assistant Professor, First-Year Research Immersion Program: Community and Global Public Health; Research Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

First-year Research Immersion Program; Public Health

Research Interests

  • Longitudinal studies on diet, exercise and pediatric antecedents of adult disease
  • Reproductive health, including maternal/child health
  • Mental health
  • Health disparities
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Miesha Marzell

Associate Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Substance abuse prevention among racial/ethnic minorities
  • Athlete substance use
  • mental health and wellness
  • Marijuana policy reform
  • Community-based interventions
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to social and behavioral health science research
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Adjunct Faculty

Affiliated Faculty