Public Health Education, Department of

437 Health and Human Performance Building • (336) 334-5532 •

Graduate Programs


  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community Health Education, 45 hours
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Community Health Education, 66-90 hours


Graduate Faculty



Daniel L. Bibeau, PhD, Chronic disease risk reduction and mangement; worksite and community health promotion/wellness programs; health and wellness coaching (Chair of Department).

William Dudley, PhD, Health behavior change, research design, statistical methods.

James M. Eddy, DEd, Worksite health promotion; distance education; design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; health behavior theory.

Joseph Telfair, MSW/MPH, DrPH, Program evaluation and research; women, teens, and children with chronic conditions; health care for the poor, people of color, and persons in rural areas; social and community aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Associate Professors

Yorghos Apostolopoulos, PhD, Social epidemiology, psychosocial occupational epidemiology, health demography, and research design and methodology in public health.

Vincent T. Francisco, PhD, Community health promotion, applied community research and human development, applied behavior analysis (Director of Graduate Study).

Kay A. Lovelace, PhD, Public health systems and services research including public health infrastructure, workforce development, inter-organizational relationships, and determinants of evidence-based public heath strategies to address population health, health disparities and the social determinants of health.

Sharon D. Morrison, PhD, Immigrant and refugee health, health literacy, HIV/AIDS in international settings, global and cross-cultural health research.

Tracy Nichols, PhD, Health promotion for women and families, adolescent girls, physical activity promotion, delinquency prevention.

Michael A. Perko, PhD, Health promotion for young athletes, worksite health promotion, professional preparation.

Mark Schulz, PhD, Farmworkers’ occupational skin disease, epidemiology of bicycle injuries, syphilis screening, determinants of physical activity.

Paige Hall Smith, PhD, Promoting safe, healthy and meaningful lives for women and girls: helping prevent violence against women, promoting healthy sexuality, and increasing breast feeding support at work and in the community.

Robert W. Strack, PhD, Adolescent health, photovoice methodology, community-based program planning and evaluation.

David Wyrick, PhD, Adolescent health, prevention science, research and evaluation methodology, web-based applications.

Assistant Professors

Kelly L. Rulison, PhD, Adolescent social networks, health risk behaviors (e.g., substance use, delinquency) diffusion of intervention effects, prevention science, longitudinal research design and methodology.

Amanda E. Tanner, PhD, MPH, Sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, community-based participatory research.



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