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Jan Carney

Jan Carney, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy, Professor of Medicine, Director Graduate Public Health Programs

To me, Public Health is...
To me, public health is both "the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities." (CDC Foundation), and recognizing the need for health equity and improved social health determinants, it is "what we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy." (National Academy of Medicine, Public Health 3.0)

Thomas Delaney, PhD

Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
empowering people and communities to live healthy and productive lives.

Kelsey Gleason

Kelsey Gleason, ScD

Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
ensuring the health and prosperity of communities across the globe!

Victoria Hart, PhD

Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
Public health is the science of preventing disease, improving population health, and reducing inequity in healthcare and health access.

William Bress, PhD, MS

Educator Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
improving the health of communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles and informing the public on risks from their particular exposure to air, water, soil.

Abigail Crocker, PhD, MS

Research Assistant Professor

Millicent Eidson, DVM, MA

Clinical Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
disease prevention and control

David Grass

David Grass, PhD, M.Phil., M.A.

Educator Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
more important than ever.

Andrea Grayson, EdD

Educator Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
the strategies, tactics and tools to keep communities safe from health threats so they can thrive.

Heidi Hales, PhD, MA

Education Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
a transdisciplinary endeavor that recognizes that the largest factor influencing our health is the world around us, including our food systems, our habits, and our built and natural environments.

Catherine Hamilton, PhD

Educator Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
Advancing and overseeing the state of our population's physical, mental and social wellbeing to create a world in which disease and illness are reduced.

Valerie Harder, PhD

Associate Professor

To me, Public Health is...
improving the quality of life and health outcomes for children and families through scientific research and education

Langdon S. Lawrence, MD, MPH

Langdon Lawrence, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
the chance - the privilege, really - to engage on a daily basis with some of the great issues facing both our society and the world: from the scourge of opioids, to improving the ways we treat mothers and children, to the absolutely immense challenges posed by climate change. It’s about believing a better world is possible and then fighting the good fight to make that world a reality.

Shayla Livingston, MPH

Education Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
using science to understand the root causes of illness and acting on that understanding to make environmental, policy, and social changes to improve human wellbeing

Hendrika Maltby

Hendrika (Rycki) Maltby, PhD, RN, FACN

Professor of Nursing

To me, Public Health is...
a community/health professional partnership to create wellness for all.

Donna O’Malley, MLS

Library Associate Professor

To me, Public Health is...
the application of our current understanding of health and behavioral science to improve the health of populations

Linda Roberts, MHS, BSN

Education Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
the dynamic process of balancing multiple factors, such as environment, biology, genetics, behavior, science, politics, and policy, to nurture and maintain the health of people, communities, and societies.

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Susan Schoenfeld, MSPH, RN

Clinical Associate Professor

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Bradley Tompkins, MPH, MS, CPHI

Clinical Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
The most effective way to improve the health and well-being of communities

Sarah Vose, PhD

Educator Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
reducing unnecessary chemical exposures, and educating people about chemicals in the environment, so they can make informed decisions about their exposures.

William Wargo

William Wargo, JD, MSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.

Heidi Westermann, MPH

Education Instructor

To me, Public Health is...
making connections of many sizes, shapes, and forms to support healthy communities

Joseph Zamboni

Joseph Zamboni, J.D., M.P.P.M., M.P.H.

Educator Assistant Professor

To me, Public Health is...
all about improving the health of communities

News Spotlight

Jan Carney

On the Blog

Dr. Jan Carney: Social Distancing is a Proven Public Health Strategy

Over the past few weeks, the term “social distancing” has entered the public lexicon. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, public health experts are urging social distancing as a way to flatten the curve.

Data from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic suggests that strict social distancing slowed disease spread and decreased mortality rates by as much as 50 percent in cities that implemented those measures.

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