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Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty

  • Ed Baker

    Ed Baker, PhD

    Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy

    Areas of interest: Healthcare policy, rural workforce planning, healthcare financing and performance improvement.

    Areas of interest: Healthcare policy, rural workforce planning, healthcare financing and performance improvement.

  • Cynthia Curl, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: the intersection between agriculture and human health; assessing human exposure to agricultural pesticides and improving health and safety in agricultural workplaces.

    Areas of interest: the intersection between agriculture and human health; assessing human exposure to agricultural pesticides and improving health and safety in agricultural workplaces.

  • Shawn Dunnagan, RD, CDE, LD

    Lecturer

    Areas of interest: primary prevention, diabetes and the obesity crisis, nutrition education, and food quality and access across socioeconomic divides.

    Areas of interest: primary prevention, diabetes and the obesity crisis, nutrition education, and food quality and access across socioeconomic divides.

  • Andy Hyer, JD, MHS

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: topics in public health, health law and policy including long-term care finance, health care fraud enforcement, and public health issues in the Idaho state legislature. Pedagogical interests include writing and online learning in the health sciences.

    Areas of interest: topics in public health, health law and policy including long-term care finance, health care fraud enforcement, and public health issues in the Idaho state legislature. Pedagogical interests include writing and online learning in the health sciences.

  • Kirk Ketelsen

    Kirk Ketelsen, PhD

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: statistics education, health promotion and education, visual analytics, working memory, TBI, hierarchical linear modeling, and logistic regression.

    Areas of interest: statistics education, health promotion and education, visual analytics, working memory, TBI, hierarchical linear modeling, and logistic regression.

  • Nichole Lasich, BSN, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: Social justice, sexual violence prevention, and feminist theory; helping students incorporate the intersection of race, birthplace, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status into the biomedical paradigm.

    Areas of interest: Social justice, sexual violence prevention, and feminist theory; helping students incorporate the intersection of race, birthplace, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status into the biomedical paradigm.

  • Mike Mann

    Mike Mann, PhD

    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

    Areas of interest: the intersection between public health and public schooling, especially academic achievement as a social determinant of health, student mental health promotion, and school/community substance abuse prevention partnerships.

    For MHS Graduate Program inquiries please contact mhsinfo@boisestate.edu.

    Areas of interest: the intersection between public health and public schooling, especially academic achievement as a social determinant of health, student mental health promotion, and school/community substance abuse prevention partnerships.

    For MHS Graduate Program inquiries please contact mhsinfo@boisestate.edu.

  • Luke Montrose

    Luke Montrose, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: public health, epigenetics, and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations.

    Areas of interest: public health, epigenetics, and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations.

  • Doug Myers

    Douglas J. Myers, ScD

    Associate Professor

    Areas of interest: occupational epidemiology; workplace injury; workplace safety; healthcare workers; social determinants of health.

    Areas of interest: occupational epidemiology; workplace injury; workplace safety; healthcare workers; social determinants of health.

  • Linda Osgood, BS, MA, RHIT

    Assistant Professor and Director of Interprofessional Education

    Areas of interest: online learning, student concerns, health information education, and the implementation of electronic health records.

    Areas of interest: online learning, student concerns, health information education, and the implementation of electronic health records.

  • Kimberly Rauscher

    Kimberly Rauscher, ScD, MA

    Associate Professor, Emphasis Coordinator

    Areas of interest: occupational health and safety policy and injury prevention with an emphasis on adolescent workers in the US.

    Areas of interest: occupational health and safety policy and injury prevention with an emphasis on adolescent workers in the US.

  • Uwe Reischl

    Uwe Reischl, PhD, MD

    Professor

    Areas of interest: occupational health, ergonomics, human factors and telemedicine.

    Areas of interest: occupational health, ergonomics, human factors and telemedicine.

  • Jaime Sand

    Jaime Sand, EdD, RHIA, CCS

    Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director, Emphasis Coordinator

    Areas of interest: online and undergraduate curriculum and instruction, health information education, and nontraditional student engagement

    Areas of interest: online and undergraduate curriculum and instruction, health information education, and nontraditional student engagement

  • Ellen Schafer

    Ellen Schafer, PhD, MPH, MCHES

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest: social context and social network influences associated with health behaviors, infant feeding and care, maternal healthcare.

    Areas of Interest: social context and social network influences associated with health behaviors, infant feeding and care, maternal healthcare.

  • Lillian U. Smith, DrPH, MPH, CHES

    Professor, Department Head

    Areas of interest: developing systems and infrastructure to improve reciprocal relationships between the academy and communities; building partnerships through engagement, authentic assessment, improvement planning, and workforce development.

    Areas of interest: developing systems and infrastructure to improve reciprocal relationships between the academy and communities; building partnerships through engagement, authentic assessment, improvement planning, and workforce development.

  • Megan Smith

    Megan Smith, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: Dr. Smith’s work builds on education, human development, and public health science to study the contextual factors that promote or thwart health outcomes (particularly substance abuse, mental health, and sexual risk behavior) for young people.

    Areas of interest: Dr. Smith’s work builds on education, human development, and public health science to study the contextual factors that promote or thwart health outcomes (particularly substance abuse, mental health, and sexual risk behavior) for young people.

  • Dr. Caile Spear

    Caile Spear, PhD, MCHES®

    Professor, Emphasis Coordinator

    Areas of interest: Student Basic Needs, Healthy Habits, Healthy U program, service-learning, student advocacy and health promotion.

    Areas of interest: Student Basic Needs, Healthy Habits, Healthy U program, service-learning, student advocacy and health promotion.

  • Sarah Toevs

    Sarah Toevs, PhD

    Professor, Director, Center for Study of Aging

    Areas of interest: program evaluation and assessment. Committed to generating real-time evidence for use in community-based planning and decision making.

    Areas of interest: program evaluation and assessment. Committed to generating real-time evidence for use in community-based planning and decision making.

  • Tom Turco

    Tom Turco

    Lecturer

    Areas of interest: environmental health, field research, exploring alternative ways to provide learning opportunities for all students through the use of online, hybrid, and face-to-face options.

    Areas of interest: environmental health, field research, exploring alternative ways to provide learning opportunities for all students through the use of online, hybrid, and face-to-face options.

Staff

  • Justin Doi

    Justin Doi

    Administrative Assistant II

    Areas of interest: academic affairs support, student help, process and systems innovation, building positive communities

    Areas of interest: academic affairs support, student help, process and systems innovation, building positive communities

  • Kelsey Nelson

    Kelsey Nelson

    Career Success Coach - COHS

    Areas of interest: career development, job and internship application and search, interviewing, resume, cover letter, and ePortfolio Development

    Areas of interest: career development, job and internship application and search, interviewing, resume, cover letter, and ePortfolio Development

  • Tiffany Robb

    Research Associate, Center for the Study of Aging

    Areas of interest: advocacy, community action, stakeholder engagement, and the frameworks of communication

    Areas of interest: advocacy, community action, stakeholder engagement, and the frameworks of communication

  • Chelsea Smith

    Chelsea Smith

    Communications and Project Coordinator, Center for the Study of Aging

    Areas of interest: digital media, video production, online programs, digital marketing, community-based media

    Areas of interest: digital media, video production, online programs, digital marketing, community-based media

  • Maria Tellez

    Maria Tellez

    Operations Manager

    Areas of interest: supporting department in University fiscal and policy procedures, supporting department strategic initiatives, community building, process improvement

    Areas of interest: supporting department in University fiscal and policy procedures, supporting department strategic initiatives, community building, process improvement

  • Brian Young

    Brian Young

    Online Program Director

    Areas of interest: online learning, learning management systems, instructional design

    Areas of interest: online learning, learning management systems, instructional design