Faculty

Amira Adawe, MPH, Founder, Executive Director, The Beautywell Project; Host, Beauty-Wellness Talk, St. Paul, MN

Amenah A. Agunwamba, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic, Department of Health Sciences Research, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

John Amuasi, MBChB, MPH, MS, PhD, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health; Leader Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group, Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research in Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Kimberly Anderson, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Anne Barry, JD, MPH, Public Health Director, Ramsey County, MN; Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Amanda L. Beaudoin, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Director, One Health Antibiotic Stewardship, Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health, St.Paul, MN

Jeffery Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Director, USAID One Health Workforce Project; Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH); Adjunct Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE, Director, Center for Women in Medicine and Sciences, University of Minnesota; Director, Women’s Health Research Program, University of Minnesota; Director, Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan (HEAL) Center, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota; Vice Chair of Research, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Jenna Bjork, DVM, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Vectorborne Disease Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Kate Carlson, MS, Spatial Technology Consultant, U-Spatial, Research Computing, University of Minnesota

Tracey Dutcher, DVM, MS, DACVPM, Veterinary Epidemiologist, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, St. Paul, MN

Buddy Ferguson, Risk Communication Consultant, St. Paul, MN; Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, Director, Minnesota Center for Aging Research and Education, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Professor and Robert L Kane Endowed Chair, Long-Term Care and Aging, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

Lauren Gilchrist, MPH, Adjunct Instructor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Planned Parenthood North Central States, Minneapolis, MN

Craig W. Hedberg, PhD, Co-Director, Minnesota Integrated Food and Safety Center of Excellence, University of Minnesota; Interim Division Head, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

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

Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Malia Ireland, DVM, MPH, Epidemiologist, Zoonotic Diseases Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Carrie Klumb, MPH, Project Coordinator, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), University of Minnesota; Senior Epidemiologist, Zoonotic Diseases Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

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

Lillian McDonald, MA, Managing Director, Emergency, Community, Health and Outreach, Twin Cities Public Broadcasting Station, St. Paul, MN; Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Stephanie D. Meyer, MPH, Epidemiologist, Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN; Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Benjamin Miller, PhD, MPH, RS, Senior Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, The Acheson Group, Minneapolis, MN

Ruby H.N. Nguyen, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Gilbert Patterson, VMD, MPH, DACVPM, Program Manager and Principal Researcher, Center for Animal and Health in Appalachia (CAHA), Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

Amy Pekol, MA, PhD, Director of Evaluation, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center (UMASH), University of Minnesota

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

Carolyn M. Porta, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, SANE-A, FAAN, Associate Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs, University of Minnesota; Professor, Population Health Systems Cooperative, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota; Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Samuel Robertson, Community Prevention Specialist, Drug Overdose Prevention Team, Injury and Violence Prevention Section, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Courtney Sarkin, MBE, PhD Student, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, 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, MA, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Vectorborne Disease Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Megan Schossow, MS, Research Project Specialist, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center (UMASH), University of Minnesota

Tetyana Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Matthew Simcik, PhD, Major Chair, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Kirk Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, Director, Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence, University of Minnesota; 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

M. Kumi Smith, PhD, MPIA, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Irina Stepanov, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Member, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

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

Heidi Vesterinen, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Public Health Veterinarian, Research Project Specialist, One Health Workforce, University of Minnesota

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

Scott Wells, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota; Adjunct Professor, Division of Environmental Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Peter Wiringa, MGIS, Computing Geospatial Analyst, U-Spatial, University of Minnesota

Julian Wolfson, PhD, Associate 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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