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College of Public Health


326 Lowry Hall
E-mail: publichealth@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-6500
Web: www.kent.edu/publichealth/

Kent State University's College of Public Health was established in 2009 to educate and train students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals in Ohio and the nation. It is one of only two schools of public health in Ohio and the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Our academic programs integrate theory and practice to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to address the health challenges of the 21st century. Our faculty engage in cutting edge research that seeks answers to some of society's most difficult problems including preventing violence, responding to natural and man made disasters, curbing substance abuse, and improving the delivery of health care. Our partners include local health departments, community organizations, health care institutions, and businesses that enable us to provide our students with real-world experiences in the exciting field of public health. If you are looking for a stimulating academic experience and a rewarding career, Kent State's College of Public Health is the place for you.

Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology
  • BEAIRD, HEATHER (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • BHATTA, MADHAV P. (2009) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2007
  • CHERUVU, VINAY K. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2012
  • ENG, ABBEY L. (2006) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2007
  • HART, FRANCIS C. (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010
  • JAMES, MARK A. (2010) Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1979
  • PHILLIPS, LYNETTE (2010) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007
  • SMITH, TARA C. (2013) Associate Professor
  • STEDMAN-SMITH, MAGGIE (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008
  • WOOLVERTON, CHRISTOPHER J. (1995) Professor, Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1986
  • ZULLO, MELISSA D. (2009) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2009
Department of Health Policy and Management
  • ALEMAGNO, SONIA (2009) Professor and College Dean, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1990
  • BREWER, THOMAS W. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., State University of New York-Albany, 2003
  • FISCHBEIN, REBECCA L. (2014) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Akron, 2005
  • HOORNBEEK, JOHN A. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • KENNE, DERIC (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Akron, 2010
  • LANESE, BETHANY (2015) Assistant Professor
  • OGLESBY III, WILLIE H. (2009) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2008
  • STALEY, JOHN (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2008
  • VANGEEST, JONATHAN B. (2011) Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 1998
  • ZAKARIASEN, KENNETH L. (2012) Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1978
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • BHARGAVA, TINA D. (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • CHATFIELD, SHERYL L. (2015) Assistant Professor
  • GAMBLE, ABIGAIL (2015) Assistant Professor
  • HALLAM, JEFFRY S. (2013) Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
  • JEFFERIS, ERIC S. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • KNIGHT, KRISTINA N. (2015) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2014
  • SHAFFER-KING, ELIZABETH L. (2009) Lecturer, M.A., State University of New York-Albany, 1984
  • STEP, MARY M. (2015) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998
  • STEPHENS, MARGARET C. (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Akron, 1999
  • WIDUCK, CINDY L. (1993) Lecturer, B.S., Kent State University, 1988
  • YODER, JANICE D. (2015) Professor, Ph.D., State University of New York-Buffalo, 1979