Associate Director for Education, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Principal Investigator/Director, Region 2 Public Health Training Center
Member, American Public Health Association, 1994-present
Member, Society for Public Health Education, 1994-present
Areas of Expertise
Select Urban Health Activities
Region II Public Health Training Center : The Region II Public Health Training Center (PHTC) is one of 10 Regional PHTCs across the United States. The Region II PHTC collaborates with the New York State Association of County Health Officials in New York, Rutgers School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice in New Jersey, Impactivo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the National Network of Public Health Institutes. The Center brings the expertise of faculty at the schools of public health and experience of leaders in public health practice together in order to design and offer high quality, distance learning training programs that are accessible 24/7 for current, primarily, governmental public health workers working in local, city, state health departments in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The primary focus of the training provided by the Region II PHTC is on workers developing skills related to systems thinking, persuasive communication, change management, and policy engagement. The Center also supports a limited number of student field placements and student faculty collaborative projects in local public health departments within the geographical area covered. The work of the Region II PHTC will ultimately result in a public health workforce that is better able to provide the 10 Essential Public Health Services to medically under-served communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.