Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Sarah Nechuta is an accomplished member of the GVSU Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) faculty team.

Assistant Professor
Master of Public Health program


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 in 2009. During her doctoral training she completed a perinatal epidemiology fellowship funded by a T32 training program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her dissertation work utilized statewide Michigan vital statistics and cancer registry data working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She also received her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and a BS in Human Biology, with an additional major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Humanities from Michigan State University.

Dr. Nechuta has led NIH and CDC-funded epidemiologic research and surveillance studies in many areas. She leads ongoing studies and research collaborations in cancer epidemiology, injury epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, perinatal epidemiology, and women’s health. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Dr. Nechuta is passionate and committed to teaching and mentorship in epidemiology and public health. She teaches Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Epidemiology Across the Life course, Cancer Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Public Health Epidemiology.

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