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College of Public Health


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

College of Public Health
  • ALEMAGNO, SONIA (2009) Professor and Dean, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1991
  • GRAHAM, JOHN R. (1968) Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1965
Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology
  • BEAIRD JOSEPH, HEATHER (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • BHATTA, MADHAV P. (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Alabama (Birmingham), 2007
  • CHEN, YIJING (2006) Associate Professor, PH.D., University of Wisconsin, 1997
  • 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
  • GREY, SCOTT F. (2009) Lecturer, M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2002
  • HART, FRANCIS C. (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010
  • JAMES, MARK A. (2010) Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana), 1979
  • LEE, SHANHU (2005) Professor, Ph.D., University of Japan, 1997
  • PHILLIPS, LYNETTE (2010) Assistant 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
  • TAMULIS, TOMAS (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005
  • WOOLVERTON, CHRISTOPHER J. (1995) Professor, Ph.D., West Virginia University (Morgantown), 1986
  • ZULLO, MELISSA D. (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2009
Health Policy and Management
  • BREWER, THOMAS W. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The State University of New York at Albany, 2003
  • HOORNBEEK, JOHN A. (2006) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • KENNE, DERIC (2011) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Akron, 2010
  • OGLESBY III, WILLIE H. (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., South Carolina (Columbia), 2008
  • STALEY, JOHN (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 2008
  • VANGEEST, JONATHAN B. (2011) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998
  • ZAKARIASEN, KENNETH (2012) Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), 1978
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • BHARGAVA, TINA (2012) Assistant Professor, M.A., Stanford University, 2003
  • HALLAM, JEFFRY S. (2013) Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
  • JEFFERIS, ERIC S. (2002) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • OLDS, R. SCOTT (1988) Professor, H.S.D., Indiana University, 1987
  • SHAFFER-KING, ELIZABETH L. (2009) Lecturer, M.A., The State University of New York (Albany), 1984
  • STEPHENS, MARGARET (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Akron, 1999
  • YANG, JINGZHEN (2012) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 2004
  • ZAKARIASEN, KENNETH (2012) Professor, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), 1978