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Online Master of Public Health — Faculty

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Faculty

  • Andrea L. DeMaria, Assistant Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Health Education, Texas A&M University, 2011
    • MS in Kinesiology, University of North Texas, 2008
    • BA in Behavioral Neuroscience, Purdue University, 2006

    Research Interests

    • Women’s reproductive and sexual health issues
    • Increasing health care access through telehealth programming
    • Natural labor induction methodologies

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  • Robert Duncan, Assistant Professor

    Education

    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 2015-2017
    • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University, 2015
    • Master of Public Health (Biostatistics), Oregon State University, 2015
    • MS, Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University, 2012
    • BS, Psychology, University of Florida, 2009

    Research Interests

    • Early and middle childhood development, interventions and policies
    • Executive function
    • Academic achievement
    • Socio-emotional learning
    • Language environments

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  • Ellen M. Wells, Assistant Professor

    Education

    • PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
    • Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
    • Master of Public Health, Yale University, 2004
    • Master of Environmental Management, Yale University, 2004
    • BA in Biology, Oberlin College, 1998

    Research Interests

    • Public health
    • Environmental epidemiology
    • Metal exposure and neurologic or cardiovascular health
    • Endocrine disruptors and neurologic or cardiovascular health
    • Developmental origins of health and disease

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  • Jennifer Freeman, Assistant Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Environmental Toxicology and Molecular Cytogenics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
    • BS in Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

    Research Interests

    • Molecular and environmental toxicology
    • Development origins of health and disease
    • Genetics and epigenetic mechanisms of toxicity

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  • Sandra Shouming Liu, Professor

    Education

    • PhD, University of London, 1998
    • MBA, Pepperdine University, 1988
    • MS in Veterinary Pharmacology, Ohio State University, 1983
    • MS in Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University, 1980
    • BS in Pharmacy, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, 1977

    Research Interests

    • Developing sustainable business models for the community-based health and wellbeing initiatives
    • Building systems for co-creating patient-centered experience
    • Mapping strategic processes for effective implementation of school wellness policies

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  • Yumary Ruiz, Assistant Professor

    Education

    • PhD in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Purdue University, 2006
    • MPH, San Jose State University, 2000
    • BS in Biology, University of California Los Angeles, 1996

    Research Interests

    • Health disparities among racial ethnic and migrant populations with a particular emphasis on Latino youths and their families

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  • Laura Schwab Reese, Assistant Professor

    Education

    • Berger Postdoctoral Fellow, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse, University of Colorado, 2015-2017
    • PhD in Community & Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, 2015
    • Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, University of Iowa, 2013
    • MA in Community & Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Iowa, 2010
    • BS in Psychology, University of Iowa, 2008

    Research Interests

    • Prevention of injuries and violence
    • Understanding how the environment shapes individual experience
    • Measuring violence in public health research and practice

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You can fill the need for public health professionals and provide vital health services with the online Master of Public Health.

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