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Ranelle Brew, Ed.D, MS, CHES

Ranelle Brew, Ed.D, MS, CHES

Dr. Brew teaches as an Associate Professor for the Public Health program at Grand Valley State University and is the Chair of the Department of Public Health and Program Director. Her Doctoral and double Master degrees are from Columbia University in Education and Health Sciences respectively.
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Katie Barnhart, Ph.D., MPH

Katie Barnhart, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Barnhart is an Assistant Professor for the public health program at Grand Valley State University. She received her PhD in Health Behavior, with a minor in mixed methods inquiry, from Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Public Health.
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Lara Jaskiewicz, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Lara Jaskiewicz, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Lara Jaskiewicz is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received her Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota Schools of Public Health and Business.
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Azizur Molla, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Azizur Molla, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Molla is an Associate Professor for the Master of Public Health program of College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University. He is a medical anthropologist with experience in community health, environmental health, health education and promotion, and health communication and advocacy, including research methods.
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Karen Niemchick, MHS

Karen Niemchick, MHS

Karen Niemchick is passionate about education. She considers the ability to transform minds and inspire tomorrow’s leaders as both a welcoming challenge, and a humble privilege.
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Kelly Strutz, Ph.D., MPH

Kelly Strutz, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Strutz is an Assistant Professor in GVSU’s Public Health program, teaching courses in epidemiology and research methods. She graduated with a PhD in Maternal and Child Health and a minor in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, as well as a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Rochester.
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Jody Vogelzang, Ph.D., RDN, LD, FADA, CHES

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Best described as a “scholarly practitioner,” Dr. Vogelzang teaches from the prospective of an academically prepared health professional. As a registered dietitian and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vogelzang is nationally recognized for her work in community nutrition. 
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Heather Wallace, Ph.D.

Heather Wallace

Dr. Wallace is an Assistant Professor for the Public Health program at Grand Valley State University where she advises and teaches students in Health Promotion. Dr. Wallace is an interdisciplinary scholar having received degrees in Sociology, Public Health and Gerontology. Her areas of expertise include rural aging, rural cancer control and prevention, and health behavior.
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Jeffrey Wing, Ph.D., MPH

Jeffrey Wing, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Jeff Wing is an Assistant Professor for the Public Health program at Grand Valley State University. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received his Master’s of Public Health in Biostatistics and his Ph.D. in Epidemiology.
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