101 Most Influential Professors of Public Health 2012

The public health field is one that is filled with different subjects. By choosing specializations students can hone their studies even further and help themselves move towards along, promising career.

While it’s obvious that a student’s skills and talents are one of the most important aspects of their overall success in the public health field, having a great teacher is one of the most important things that they can do. There are excellent teachers in schools scattered all around the nation, teaching classes in numerous subjects.

With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to take a closer look at some of the best professors working in the public health field. Here are 101 of the very best, most highly influential professors that teach public health programs at the moment.

Epidemiology

Professors in the epidemiology field help their students understand and identify patterns and distributions of health characteristics. Through this field data gain be obtained and then monitored to help identify risk factors and preventative measures. Teachers may teach numerous fields including biomonitoring, outbreak investigation and disease surveillance.

1. Scott Davis – Professor and Chair, University of Washington Radiation and Environmental Epidemiology
2. Hans-Olov Adami – Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
3. Onyebuchi A. Arah – Professor of Epidemiologic Methodology, UCLA Fielding
4. Brian D. Bradbury – Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Fielding
5. Gerald Berenson – Research Professor of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health
6. Jiang He – Chair and Professor of Epidemiology, Tulane University
7. Shirley AA Beresford – Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Washington
8. Chanelle Howe – Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University
9. Susan J. Astley – Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington
10. Carlos Camargo – Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
11. Robert Delongchamp – Professor of Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
12. Elena Grigorenko – Professor of Epidemiology, Chronic Diseases Concentration, Yale School of Public Health
13. Joe H. Bates – Professor of Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Science
14. Carol R Hogue – Professor of Epidemiology, Emory University
15. Anne B. Newman – Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
16. Debbie Barrington – Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University
17. Jirong Long – Professor of Medicine, Genetic Epidemiology – Vanderbilt University

Biostatistics

Biostatistics is the field that concentrates on the gathering and study of statistical data as it relates to health and well-being. The field is complex, diverse, and usually utilized to help lead public policy changes and to gain a better look at the various issues confronting the public health population.

18. Marc Suchard – Professor of Biostatistics, UCLA
19. Gang Li – Professor of Biostatistics, UCLA
20. Theodore Holford – Professor of Biostatistics/Statistics, Yale University
21. George Papandonatos – Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Brown University
22. Larry Webber – Professor of Biostatistics, Tulane University
23. Hong-Wen Deng – Chair and Professor of Biostatistics, Tulane University
24. Sudipto Banerjee – Professor of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota
25. Will Thomas – Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota
26. Mary Emond – Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Washington
27. Victor De Gruttola – Chair, Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
28. David Schoenfeld – Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
29. Michael J. Klass – Professor of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
30. John Rice – Professor of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
31. Synnove Knutsen – Chair, Professor, Program Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Loma Linda University
32. Floyd Peterson – Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Loma Linda University
33. George Howard – Professor of Biostatistics, UAB School of Public Health
34. Naomi Fineberg – Chair, Professor of Biostatistics, UAB School of Public Health
35. Edrogan Gunel – Professor of Biostatistics, West Virginia University

Global Health

As its name suggests, this area of study within the public health field is focused solely on the many different variables that have a direct impact on the public health in a global setting. Third world countries, the environment, and numerous skills from all the other fields of study make up this area of expertise.

36. Bebe Selwyn – Professor of Global Health, University of Texas School of Public Health
37. Aida Abashawl – Assistant Scientist, International Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
38. Anthony Alberg – Associate Professor of Global Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
39. Leslie Curry – Senior Research Scientist, Public Health Policy Global Health , Yale University
40. Katherine Theall – Associate Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University.
41. Erica Lynn Dueger – Assistant Professor of International Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
42. Gerald Bloomfield – Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute
43. Duncan Thomas – Professor, Economics and Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute

Health Policy and Management

This branch of the public health field focuses on the various issues that make up the job of overseeing a health facility. Organizing health policy and the management of healthcare facilities is vital, and professors in this field help train students to become leaders in the field.

44. Darrell Gaskin – Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
45. Ellen MacKenzie – Chair, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
46. Patricia Nolan – Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University
47. Matthew Miller – Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
48. R. Heather Palmer – Senior Lecturer, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
49. Achyuta Adhvaryu – Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Policy, Yale University
50. Amy Justice – Professor of Public Health and Health Policy, Yale University
51. Linda Resnik – Associate Professor, Health Services Policy and Practice, Brown University
52. Sandra B. Greene – Professor, Healthcare Policy Issues in NC, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
53. Jonathan B. Oberlander – Professor, Health Politics and Policy, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
54. Edward Baker – Professor, Public Health Policy, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
55. Timothy Brown – Assistant Adjunct Professor, Health Policy and Management, Berkeley Center for Health Technology
56. Thomas Rundall – Professor Emeritus, Health Policy and Management, Berkeley Center of Health Technology
57. Kimberly MacPherson – Program Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology
58. Janice Cooper – Assistant Clinical Professor, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
59. Edward Penhoet – Professor Emeritus, Health Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley
60. Susan Busch – Associate Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Yale School of Public Health
61. A David Paltiel – Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Management, Yale School of Public Health
62. Timothy Hoff – Professor of Health Policy and Management, University at Albany

Community Health

The community health concentration focuses on patterns and explanations of health and disease within a population. Generally this is on a local or state level but could be national or even global in scope. It helps to drive policies and involves the analyzation of data and then the use of that data to create policies that will boost the overall health of a community.

63. Allan Creighton – Lecturer, Community Health and Human Development, University of California Berkeley
64. Ronald Dahl – Professor, Community Health and Human Development, University of California at Berkeley
65. Amani Nuru-Jeter – Associate Professor, Community Health and Human Development, University of California at Berkeley
66. Gary McKissick – Professor of Community Health, Tufts University
67. Ted Chen – Professor of Global Community Health, Tulane University
68. Diego Rose – Professor of Global Community Health, Tulane University
69. Jeffrey Helton – Professor of Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health
70. Stephanie Farquhar – Associate Professor of Community Health, Portland State University

Environmental Health

This area of study within the public health field focuses on just what its name suggests – the environment and the risk factors that arise from it. Those focusing on environmental health will be able to identify environmental risk factors and bring about change to help reduce the illnesses and injuries caused by them, and possibly prevent the issues at hand.

71. Stephen Rappaport – Professor in Residence, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California at Berkeley
72. Christine Skibola – Associate Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California at Berkeley
73. Josephine Hoh – Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health, Yale School of Public Health
74. L. Faye Grimsley – Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University
75. Charles Miller – Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University
76. Edward M. Postlethwait – Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UAB School of Public Health
77. Claudiu T. Lungu – Associate Professor, UAB School of Public Health
78. Marsha Willis-Karp – Chair, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
79. George Gray – Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
80. Peter Beck – Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, St. Edwards University
81. Thomas Bierma – Professor of Environmental Health, Illinois State University
82. Guang Jin – Professor of Environmental Health, Illinois State University

Behavioral and Social Sciences

This area of the public health sphere concentrates on the overall activities and actions of individuals and populations as a whole and the impact that their behavior has on their health, as well as the impact that their health has on their behavior.

83. Christopher W. Kahler – Chair and Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University
84. Kate Carey – Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University
85. Jason Corburn – Associate Professor, Health and Social Behavior, University of California at Berkeley
86. David Holtgrave – Chair and Professor, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
87. Mark B. Padilla – Associate Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies – Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami
88. Debra Roter – Professor, Health Behavior and Society Science, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
89. Becca Levy – Head of Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, School of Public Health, Yale University

Child and Maternal Health

This specialization focuses on providing a total education in the field of public health that influences the health of children and expectant mothers.

90. Juliana Deardorff – Assistant Professor, CHHD-Maternal and Child Health, University of California at Berkeley
91. Diane Rowley – Professor of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Public Health
92. Paula Hudson Hildebrand – Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maternal and Child Care, UNC Gillings School of Public Health
93. Carol R. Hogue – Professor of Maternal and Child Health/Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
94. Amita N Vyas – Assistant Professor, Director of Maternal and Child Health Program, George Washington University School of Public Health
95. Lynn P. Freedman – Professor Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
96. Michael Fraser – Chief Executive Officer, Maternal and Child Health Programs, University of Washington.
97. Megan Kloetzel – Professor of Maternal and Child Health, University of Washington

Additional Areas of Study

Along with the areas of focus above there are numerous more focused programs that help to improve an understanding of the field. These areas of study are important as well and the professors who teach them are equally responsible for crafting the minds of their students for success in the field.

98. Gertrude Buehring – Professor, Infections Diseases and Vaccinology, University of California at Berkeley
99. Gladys Block – Professor Emerita in Public Health Nutrition – University of California at Berkeley
100. William DeJong – Professor in Community Health Sciences, Special work in Alcoholism, Boston University School of Public Health
101. Jody L. Sindelar – Professor of Public Health Economics, Focus on Economics of Substance Abuse – Yale University School of Public Health

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