Associate Clinical Professor, Behavioral and Community Health
Director of Graduate Studies
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2379
Phone: (301) 405-2464 |
Office Hours: 

By appointment.

CV / Resume
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Director of Graduate Studies with 11 years of high-level, front-line administrative experience in an accredited School of Public Health and 16 years of public health teaching experience. Twelve years of health communication experience, eight of which were working for government consulting firms on health communication/social marketing projects and campaigns funded by the NIH, CDC, SAMSHA, NSF, and ODPHP. Expertise in directing a public health graduate program, health literacy, health systems, health behavior theory, social marketing, market research, planning, implementing and evaluating health communication campaigns/interventions, survey design, and focus group moderation. 

Education and Training

Ph.D.                      Kent State University, Kent, OH

                               Education, Health Education and Promotion

                               May 2005

                               Dissertation Title: An Exploratory Study to Identify the Correlates of Osteoporosis Fear in Young Adults


M.P.H.                   Emory University, Atlanta, GA

                              Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

                              May 1996

                              Thesis Title: An Examination of Workplace Smoking Policies in Georgia


B.S.                       University of Maryland, College Park, MD

                              Community Health Education

                              December 1990


HLTH 420 - Methods and Materials in Health Education [undergraduate]

HLTH 471 - Women’s Health [undergraduate]

HLTH 498 T – Medical Terminology [undergraduate; online]

HLTH 665 - Health Behavior I [graduate; online and in-person])