jenny
Senior Faculty Specialist, Public Health Science
Program Director, Public Health Science at Shady Grove
Other Affiliations: Public Health Science College Park, Public Health Science at Shady Grove
Campus: USG | Building: The Universities at Shady Grove Building III | Room: 5129
Phone: (301) 738-6165 |
Biography

Jenny Hodgson serves as the Program Director for the Public Health Science Program based at the Universities at Shady Grove. She has worked within the University of Maryland School of Public Health since 2010, and appreciates the multifaceted nature of her role, collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to ensure programmatic success while advising future public health practitioners. She truly enjoys working with undergraduates to help them navigate their college experience to reach their goals.

As a proud alum from the School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health (B.S. and MPH), Jenny was thrilled at the opportunity to help shape the undergraduate experience for our students and share her enthusiasm for public health. Prior to her role working with Public Health Science majors at Shady Grove, she worked in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health as the Undergraduate Program Director and Academic Advisor. She also has previously worked as a policy analyst contractor for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as well as for a contract research organization, addressing patient issues related to access to vaccinations.

Jenny is proud to have been the recipient of the UMD Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2011 and the SPH Gloria Friedgen School Spirit Award in 2016.

Education and Training

MPH, University of Maryland, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

B.S. in Community Health, University of Maryland, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Courses

HLTH106: Drug Use and Abuse

HLTH476: Death Education

SPHL498M: Public Health in Practice 

Honors and Awards

UMD Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, 2011 

SPH Gloria Friedgen School Spirit Award, 2016

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2017 Induction