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Faculty for Public Health
GVSU's Master of Public Health program is strengthened by its experienced and accomplished faculty team - their diverse research, scholarship, and community connections help engage students and bring a wealth of knowledge into the classroom.
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Ranelle Brew, Ed.D, MS, CHES
Dr. Ranelle 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
Azizur Molla, Ph.D., MPH
Dr. Azizur 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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Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH
Dr. Sarah Nechuta is an Assistant Professor for the Master of Public Health program at Grand Valley State University. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from Michigan State University. During her doctoral training she completed a perinatal epidemiology fellowship funded by a T32 training program from the National Institutes of Health.
Julia VanderMolen, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Dr. VanderMolen is an Associate 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 an 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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