Faculty

2018 Public Health Institute Faculty

John Amuasi, MBChB, MPH, MS, PhD, Executive Director, African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases; Senior Research Fellow, Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research in Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon, MIM, EdD, Community Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Aric Bandy, President, Agosto, Minneapolis, MN

Anne M. Barry, JD, MPH, Senior Researcher, Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions; Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Jeffrey Bender, DVM, MS, Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, Co-Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, University of Minnesota

Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan (HEAL) Center, Associate Director, Citizen Professional Center, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Jenna Bjork, DVM, MPH, Epidemiologist, Vectorborne Disease Unit, MN Dept of Health

Kate Carlson, MS, U-Spatial – Spatial Technology Consultant, Research Computing, Office of Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

Carrie Klumb, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, MN Dept of Health

Tracey Dutcher, DVM, MS, DACVPM, One Health Coordination Center , USDA:APHIS: Veterinary Services, Minneapolis, MN

Buddy Ferguson, Risk Communication Consultant, St. Paul, MN

LaRone Greer, MSW, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Anab A. Gulaid, MPA, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration MNLEND Community Faculty-Mentor, University of MN

Rick Hall, PhD, RDN, FAND, Director of Health Innovation Programs, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Craig W. Hedberg, PhD, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Chair, Public Health Practice Major, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor Emerita, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Stacy Holzbauer, DVM, MPH, CDC and Prevention, MN Dept of Health

Womazetta Jones, MS, Director, Social Services Department, Ramsey County, St. Paul, MN

Amy Kircher, DrPH, Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute; Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Len Kne, MGIS, Associate Director, U-Spatial, Research Computing, University of Minnesota; MGIS Faculty, Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota

Chap T. Le, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics; Director of Biostatistics, Masonic Cancer Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Lillian McDonald, MA, Managing Director, ERS (Emergency Response Systems), Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN

Stephanie Meyer, MPH, Epidemiologist Senior, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Aida Miles, MMSc, RD, LD, FAND, Director, Coordinated Masters in Public Health Nutrition Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Andres M. Perez, DVM, PhD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine; Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety; Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety — OIE collaborating center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Cheryl Petersen-Kroeber, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A, Associate Professor, Director of Global Programming, School of Nursing, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Chair, Population Health and Systems Cooperative Unit, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

Fernando Sampedro, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, State Public Health Veterinarian and Supervisor, Zoonotic Diseases Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN; Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Schiffman, MPH, MA, Epidemiologist Senior, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Kirk E. Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, Manager, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Disease Section, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota; Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Steve Stovitz, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School; Director, Program in Sports Medicine, University of Minnesota

William A. Toscano Jr., PhD, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Katherine Waters, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Program Director, Executive Program in Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Scott J. Wells, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Julian Wolfson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, Fellow, Clinical Ethics Department, Children’s Minnesota; Senior Lecturer, Senior Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

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