Faculty for Public Health
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
Lara Jaskiewicz, Ph.D., MPH
Dr. Lara Jaskiewicz received her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration. Her area of research interest was access to healthy foods and she has a research focus on the role of the built environment on health.
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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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Julia VanderMolen, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Dr. VanderMolen is an Assistant Professor for the Public Health program at Grand Valley State University. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Career and Technical Education from Western Michigan University. She has a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University, an M.A. in Health Science from the University of Alabama, a M.S. in Biology from Clemson University and a B.S. in Biology from Western Michigan University.
Heather Wallace, Ph.D.
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