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Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty

  • Ed Baker

    Ed Baker, PhD

    Professor and Director, 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.

  • Desmond Banks, PhD, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of interest: social determinants of health, health disparities, health equity, chronic disease, program evaluation

    Areas of interest: social determinants of health, health disparities, health equity, chronic disease, program evaluation

  • Cynthia Curl, PhD, MS

    Associate 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 Associate 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.

  • Jennifer Intelicato

    Lecturer

    Areas of interest: Biomedical Science, infectious disease, proteomics, online learning and instruction and online course development

    Areas of interest: Biomedical Science, infectious disease, proteomics, online learning and instruction and online course development

  • Kirk Ketelsen, PhD

    Clinical Associate 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 Associate Professor

    Areas of interest: Assist students to be their most authentic selves and reach their professional goals, incorporate intersectionality into the biomedical paradigm, and promote public health.

    Areas of interest: Assist students to be their most authentic selves and reach their professional goals, incorporate intersectionality into the biomedical paradigm, and promote public health.

  • Mike Mann, PhD

    Associate Professor and Associate Divisional Dean

    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 MPH Graduate Program inquiries please contact MPHinfo@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 MPH Graduate Program inquiries please contact MPHinfo@boisestate.edu.

  • Joanna McCormack, MHS, MS, CCA

    Lecturer

    Areas of interest: epidemiology, maternal and infant health, data analytics & visualization, application of state and federal healthcare policy, health information management, online instruction, and online course design

    Areas of interest: epidemiology, maternal and infant health, data analytics & visualization, application of state and federal healthcare policy, health information management, online instruction, and online course design

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kimberly Rauscher, ScD, MA

    Associate Professor and 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, 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, EdD, RHIA, CCS

    Associate Professor and 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, 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 and Divisional Dean

    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 L. Smith, PhD

    Associate 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.

  • Sarah Toevs, PhD

    Professor and Director, Center for the 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, MS, REHS, ASP

    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

  • Maria Tellez, MHS

    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

    Online Program Director

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

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

  • Athanasia Versis

    Student Administrative Assistant

    Remote
  • Elisabeth Skoro, MS, MA

    Academic Programs Coordinator

    Area of Interests: instructional design; educational theory and methods; needs assessment; evaluation; process improvement; talent development

    Area of Interests: instructional design; educational theory and methods; needs assessment; evaluation; process improvement; talent development

  • 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