Reflecting the expansion in the school's degree programs, as well as its growing student body, a number of faculty members joined the school for the 2015-16 academic year.
Dylan Roby, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Services Administration
Dr. Roby, who previously served on the faculty of UCLA and directed their Health Economics and Evaluation Research program, is an expert in both evaluation of public programs, such as Medicaid demonstration programs and pilots, and health policy analysis, including the ACA’s implications for insurance markets, system redesign and access to care. His expertise will be especially welcome in the new Masters of Public Health in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation degree program.
Negin Fouladi, Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Health Services Administration
Dr. Fouladi, who has an expertise in translating research into policy and qualitative research, joins HLSA as an Assistant Research Professor. She will serve as director of the online, accessible MPH Public Health Practice and Policy and the Certificate in Principles of Public Health program.
Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology
Jennifer Roberts joined the Department of Kinesiology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Roberts’ research and teaching interests focus on the relationship between the built environment and physical activity, in addition to its impact on obesity, health disparities and other public health outcomes. Previously of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., Dr. Roberts viewed the UMD School of Public Health as a natural fit for her interdisciplinary research interests, and was drawn to the new MPH Program in Physical Activity.
Joanne Klossner, Lecturer, Dept. of Kinesiology
Joanne Klossner joins the kinesiology department as a Lecturer from the University of Indiana, where she worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor and served as the Clinical Education Director of the Athletic Training Program. In addition to many years of clinical experience as a certified athletic trainer, Dr. Klossner has prior experience teaching a wide variety of athletic training and physical education courses. With diverse research interests, she is currently working on projects related to experiential education, service-learning and the socialization of professional students.
Juliette Christie, Assistant Research Professor
Dept. of Behavioral and Community Health
In the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Juliette Christie, Assistant Research Professor, joins UMD from the College of Public Health, University of Florida. She studies health outcomes in cancer patient and family caregiving populations, as well as interpersonal and health communications.
The School of Public Health welcomes our new faculty members and looks forward to their diverse expertise enriching our teaching and research abilities.