Faculty

Faculty listed below are from the 2021 Public Health Institute. Please stay tuned for our 2022 Public Health Institute Faculty that will be teaching during the Institute from May 16-June 3, 2022.

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, College of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Katherine Arlinghaus, PhD, MS, RD, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Tanya K. Bailey, MSW, LICSW, Animal-Assisted Interactions Coordinator, PAWS Program, Boynton 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

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

Kate Carlson, MS, Spatial Technology Consultant, U-Spatial, Research Computing, 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

Tim Hanson, PhD, Senior Statistical Manager, Medtronic, 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

Peter Larsen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Michael Mahero, DVM, MPH, Director, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine, 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, Chief Medical Officer, Food Animal Services, VetNOW – Virtual Care Solutions for Veterinary Practices, Canonsburg, PA

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

Jenna Rasmusson, MPH, Manager, Patient Safety, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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

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

Pamela Schreiner, PhD, MS, Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health; Director, Center to Study Human Animal Relationships and Environments, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Tetyana Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, 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

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

Gillian Tarr, PhD, CPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Dominic Travis, DVM, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

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

Angela Ulrich, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, 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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