Master of Public Health courses are taught by Health Sciences and Physical Education faculty and faculty from a variety of disciplines at Northeastern. For more information, review the faculty profiles below and feel free to reach out to discuss course offerings and curriculum.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Banas, Coordinator of Public Health Graduate Programs, with any questions you may have about the program.

Dr. James Ball
James
W.
Ball
Chair, Health Sciences and Physical Education; Interim Associate Director, Campus Recreation
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5581
Courses Taught
HSCI 103: Introduction to Community Health
HSCI 303: Sex Education
HSCI 345: Drug Education
Research Interests
Technology and how it influences behavior change; implementing mindfulness in K-12 schools; Technology and exercise motivation; the implementation of effective health education curriculum.
Education

Ph.D.  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2013. Dissertation: Factors affecting adoption and diffusion of distance education among university health faculty. Health Education and Promotion

M.S. University of Wisconsin, LaCross, 2007. Leadership competencies of recreational directors in the state of Wisconsin: A Delphi study. Recreational Management.

B.S. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 2002. Health Education (K-12 teacher certification) with a Strength and Conditioning Concentration.

 

Selected Publications

Turek, T., Wragge, P., Bice, M., & Ball, J. (2017).  Physical activity motivation among sororities and fraternities. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 1(2), 1-10. Retrieved from:  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PubuPTcx6B5ERRrapzGc/full.

Bice, M., Hollman, A., Bickford, S., Bickford, N., Ball, J., Wiedenman, E., Brown, G., Dinkel, D., & Adkins, M. (2017).  Kinesiology in 360 degrees.  International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 1( 9-17. Retrieved from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24711616.2016.1277671.

Banas, J., Ball, J., Wallis, L., & Greshon, S. (2017). The adolescent health care broker: Young people interpreting for family members and themselves in health care.  The Journal of Community Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-016-0312-5. Retrieved from: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10900-016-0312-5/fulltext.html.

Ball, J., Banas, J., & Bice, M. (2016).  Understanding health care brokering among young and middle-aged adults. American Journal of Health Studies. 31(4), 190-198.

Bice, M., Ball, J., Parry, T. & Adkins, M. (2016).  Retrospective evaluation of high school primary physical activities and adulthood physical activity need satisfaction. Sport Science Review, 25(3-4), 183-198.

Banas, J., Wallis, L., Ball, J., & Gershon, S. (2016). Adolescent healthcare brokering: Prevalence, experience, impact, and opportunities. Journal of School Health, 86(12), 898-904.

Ball, J., Bice, M., & Parry, T. (2016). Retrospective evaluation of high school sport participation and adult BMI status, physical activity levels, and motivation to exercise. American Journal of Health Studies, 31(1), 105-111.

Bice, M., Carey, J., Brown, G., Adkins, M., & Ball, J. (2016). The use of mobile application to enhance learning of the skeletal system in introductory anatomy & physiology students. The International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 27(1). 14-20.

Bice, M., Ball, J., Ramsey, A., & Adkins, M. (2016).  Health technology ownership and use: Implications for adult physical activity. Journal of Sport and Health Research, 8(1), 13-22.

Ball, J., & Bice, M. (2015). Adult BMI and physical activity: Retrospective evaluation of high school sport and recreation participation. Recreation Sports Journal. 39(2), 144-156.

Ball, J., Bice, M., & Adkins, M. (2015). Qualitative assessment of an electronic activity-tracking device:  Strengths, weaknesses, and considerations in behavior change interventions for health educators.  The   Health Educator. 47(1), 20-26

Bice, M., Ball, J., & McClaran, S. (2015). Wearable electronic activity-tracking technology: Nike fuelband se and physical activity motivation. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology,13(2), 1-9.

Ball, J., Ogletree, R., Jurkowski, Asunda, P., & Miller, K. (2014). Diffusion of innovation elements that influence  the adoption and diffusion of distance education in health.  American Journal of Health Studies, 29(3),   240-246.  

Ball, J., Bice, M., & Parry, T. (2014). Adult motivation for physical activity: Differentiating motives for exercise,  sport, and recreation. Recreation Sports Journal. 38(2), 130-142.

Ball, J., Foust, C., & Rochester, C. (2014). Mindfulness practice in the classroom and gym: Making a real impact in student learning. COAHPERD Journal. 40(1), 9-14.

Bice, M., Ball, J., & Ramsey, A. (2014).  Relations between mindfulness and mental health outcomes: Need fulfillment as a mediator. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.16(3), 191-201.

Bice, M., Ball, J., Brown, S., & Parry, T. (2014). Influence of high school sport participation on adult physical  activity. Journal of Sport and Health Research.6(3), 253-264.

 

Selected Performances

Hostetter, K., Ball, J., Clark, R., & Deluna, J.  (2015, June). Healthcare Issues & Conditions Relative to Ethnically Diverse Populations. Poster presentation at the 2015 National Athletic Training Association Clinical Symposia and Athletic Training Expo in St. Louis, Mo.

Ball, J.  (2015, April). Mindfulness Implementation into the Classroom. Experiential Education Poster Session and Scholars Showcase at Colorado State University-Pueblo in Pueblo, Colo.

Bice, M. & Ball, J. (2015, April). Innovation perceptions & motivation to implement a coordinated school health program in rural Nebraska. Poster presentation at the 2015 Society for Public Health Education National Conference in Portland, Ore.

Ball, J. & Bice, M. (2015, March). Specific physical activities participated during high school increase lifetime activity. Poster presentation at the 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators National Conference in Seattle, Wash.

Bice, M. & Ball, J.  (2015, March). Relations between physical activity, mindfulness, and mental health outcomes. Poster presentation at the 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators National Conference in Seattle, Wash.

Ball, J. & Bice, M. (2015, January). Exercise motivation among adults who had access to a physical activity tracking device. Poster presentation at the 2015 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Conference in Clearwater, Fla.

Foust, C., Rochester, C., & Ball, J. (2014, October). Implementing mindful techniques in children and       adolescents. Oral presentation at the 2014 Colorado Association for Health, Physical Education,        Recreation, and Dance State Conference in Westminster, Colo.

Background

2013-2015 Assistant Professor of Health Promotion. Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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Dr. Jennifer Banas
Jennifer
Banas
Ed.D.
Professor; Coordinator, Public Health Graduate Programs; Facilitator, B.S. in Community Health Program
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5579
Expertise
Health Education, Health Promotion Program Design, School Health, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction.
Courses Taught
HSCI 350: Health Program Needs Assessment, Planning, and Implementation
HSCI 355: Organization and Administration of the School Health Program
HSCI 357: Introduction To Health Care Management And Leadership
HSCI 360: Health Program Management & Evaluation
HSCI 364: Theories And Concepts Of School Health Education
PH 460: Design and Development of Public Health Programs
PH 490: MPH Capstone
Research Interests
Health Education, Health Promotion Program Design, School Health, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction.
Education

Ed.D, Instructional Design & Technology; Northern Illinois University

M.S. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction; Northern Illinois University

M.P.H., Health Education & Promotion; University of Illinois - Chicago

B.S., Health Care Planning & Administration; University of Illinois - Champaign

Selected Publications

Banas, J., Valley, J., & Chaudhri, A. (2021). A biblioguidance approach to understanding and developing adolescents’ social-emotional competence in the health education classroom: a formative research study. Health Education, 121(5), 486-503. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-01-2021-0008

Banas, J. (2021). Developing adolescents’ social-emotional competence and health literacy: a formative research study preview. Academia Letters, Article 617. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL617

Banas, J., Gershon, S., Christiansen, D., & Castellanos, M. (2020). Promoting health careers among diverse youth to improve health equity. Illinois Journal.

Banas, J.R., Oh, M., Willard, R., & Dunn, J. (2020). A public health approach to uncovering the health-related needs of teen library patrons. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 11(1). http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/HealthNeedsTe…

Banas, J. & Wartalski, R. (2019). Developing a community of learners. Library Technology Reports, 5(4), 8-13.
Banas, J., Magasi, S., The, K., & Victorson, D. (2019). Recruiting and retaining people with disabilities for qualitative health research: Challenges and solutions. Qualitative Health Research, 29(7), 1056-1064.

Santos Green, L., Banas, J. R., Perkins, R. (Eds). (2017). The flipped college classroom: conceptualized and re-conceptualized. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Banas, J., Ball, J., Wallis, L., & Gershon, S. (2017). The adolescent healthcare broker: Adolescents interpreting for family members and themselves in healthcare. Journal of Community Health, 42(4), 739-747. doi:10.1007/s10900-016-0312-5

Banas J, Victorson D, Gutierrez S, Cordero E, Guitelman J, & Haas N. Developing a peer-to-peer mhealth application to connect Hispanic cancer patients (2017). Journal of Cancer Education, 32,158-165. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1066

Banas, J., Wallis, L., Ball, J., & Gershon, S. (2016). Adolescent healthcare brokering: prevalence, experience, impact, and opportunities. The Journal of School Health, 86(12), 898-904. doi: 10.1111/josh.12456

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Curriculum Vitae
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Chika
Ejike
MD
Assistant Professor
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
Expertise
Infectious Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Health Care Delivery, Minority, and Immigrant Health.
Courses Taught
PH 318: Consumer Health
PH 400: Introduction to Public Health
PH 410: Epidemiology
PH 425: Global Health
PH 430: Health Literacy and Communications
PH 440: Health Disparities and Advocacy
PH 450: Health Care Program and Services Administration
Research Interests
Infectious Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Health Care Delivery, Minority, and Immigrant Health.
Education

MD: College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital – Clinical Medicine and Surgery

EdD: Western Kentucky University – Organizational Leadership [Health and Education]

MPH: Western Kentucky University – Public Health [Environmental Health and Health Promotion]

MA: Western Kentucky University – Non-Profit Healthcare Organizations

 

Selected Publications

Ejike, C. (2021). Health Seeking Behaviors Among Displaced Populations. In A. Klimczuk, Demographic Analysis: Selected Concepts, Tools, and Applications (pp. 183 - 198). London, UK: IntechOpen

Ejike, C., Lartey, G., Capps, R. & Ciochetty, D. (2020). Health-seeking cultural patterns in the use of available healthcare services among refugee groups in south-central Kentucky. International Journal of Migration, Health, and Social Care, 16(1), 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-08-2018-0051.

Ejike, C., Lartey, G., Capps, R. & Ciochetty, D. (2019). Health-Seeking Behavioral Patterns among Refugee Groups – A Case-Study in South-central Kentucky. Journal of Refugee and Global Health, 2(2), Article 10. DOI: 10.18297/rgh/vol2/iss2/10

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Lisa Hollis Sawyer
Lisa
A.
Hollis-Sawyer
Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology; Gerontology Program Coordinator, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Affiliate Faculty, Instructor in the Master of Public Health Degree Program
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5846
Expertise
Gerontology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies
Courses Taught
PSYC 401 Gerontology:An Overview
PSYC 402 Developmental Processes in Later Life
PSYC 406 Aging and the Family
PSYC 408 Research methods in Gerontology
PSYC 420 Seminar in Proposal Writing
PSYC 434 Aging Services Network
PSYC 455 Seminar in Aging
PSYC 307 Psych Tests and Measurements
PSYC 308 Psych Tests and Measurements Lab
PSYC 312 Psych Development of Women
PSYC 324 Geropsychology
PSYC 360 Social Psychology
PSYC 365 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 396 Seminar in Psychology
Research Interests
Dr. Hollis-Sawyer conducts research in aging workforce and retirement issues, elder care, older learners, other diversity in aging topics. She also conducts research related to general workplace attitudes, test anxiety, and associated training issues.
Education

The University of Akron, Akron OH

Selected Publications

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2018).  Dyadic filial research study recruitment and retention: Lessons learned.  In SAGE Research Methods Cases.  New York: Sage. 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2017).  Age discrimination in the workplace: Learning from Google’s experience.  In SAGE Business Cases.  New York: Sage. 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016).  Sex therapy. In Goldberg, A. (Editor), The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ   studies.  New York:  Sage Publications.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016).  Nonbiological, nongestational mother.  In Goldberg, A. (Editor),The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies.  New York:  Sage.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016).  Women and positive aging: An international perspective.  New York: Academic Press.   

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2014).  “By the numbers:” Language-based and competency enhancing math instruction to alleviate older women’s math stereotype threat reactions.  International Journal of Education, 6(3), 157-174.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Cuevas, L. (2013). “Mirror, mirror on the wall:” Ageist and sexist “double jeopardy” portrayals in children’s picture books. Educational Gerontology, 39(12), 902-914.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2011). A math-related decrement stereotype threat reaction among older “non-traditional” college learners. Educational Gerontology, 37(4), 292-306.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., Thornton, G. C., III., Hurd, B., & Condon, M. E. (October 2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual instructor’s guide (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2008). Potential stereotype threat and face validity effects on cognitive-based test performance in the classroom. Educational Psychology, 28(3), 291-304.

Selected Exhibitions

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, October). Paradigm shift” in assessing older learners: Toward a positive aging model and testing practice. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Clute Institute international conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Sterns, Harvey, Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa, Smile, Maureen Pierce, Moody, Harry, Taylor, Jill, & Woods-Scott, Urrikka (2014, February). Finding the “Silver Lining”: Promoting Service Careers in Aging. Co-Chair of a symposium presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, February). Understanding aging through the "eyes" of social media. Poster presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, November). “Positive aging” assessments of older adults. Poster presented at the 2013 Aging and Society interdisciplinary conference in Chicago, IL.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, March). Older learners in an e-course environment. Poster presented at the 2013 American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL.

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Monday through Friday: 1-2 p.m. (online)
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Robin Heggum
Robin
Heggum
Instructor
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
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Courses Taught
HSCI 103: Intro to Community Health
HSCI 107: Health for Effective Living
HSCI 303: Sex Education
HSCI 309: Nutrition and Health
HSCI 312: Current Health Concepts
HSCI 318: Consumer Health
HSCI 317: Aging, Death, and Dying
HSCI 319: Drug Education
HSCI 340: Health Behavior Theory and Practice
Research Interests
Health Behavior Change, Perceptions of Health, Size Diversity and Health, Health at Every Size, anti-Healthism, Social Disparities and Health, Aging, Longevity, End of Life Issues, Health Policy
Education

Foothill College, A.S. in Physical Education/Human Performance

Washington State University, B.S. in Kinesiology

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Master of Public Health 

 

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Joseph Hibdon
Joseph
Hibdon
Jr.
Associate Professor, Acting Chair
Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5782
Courses Taught
Math 476, Chaos and Dynamical Systems
Math 471, Introduction to Stochastic Models
Math 374 Modeling and Simulations of Complex Systems and Networks
Math 370, Mathematical Modeling in the Natural Sciences
Phys 308, Introductory Mathematical Physics
Bio 308, Research Skills II
Bio 307, Research Skills I
Math 303, Partial Differential Equations
Math 302, Ordinary Differential Equations II
Math 301 Ordinary Differential Equations I
Math 275, Applied and Computational Statistics
Math 251/311, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
Math 202, Calculus II
Math 167, Business Calculus I
Research Interests
My research is in mathematical modeling. In particular, I work in dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, combustion theory, and resource modeling. I also have spent a lot of time on developing pedagogical methods to help with the success of underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields.
Education

2011, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2005, M.S., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2004,B.A., Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Research

Amber Gehring  MS – The Effect of Treatment on Metastasized Lung Cancer: Comparison of Growth Rates (2013)

Ramon Vela MS – KAM Phenomenon in the Rocking Block Model (2014)

Irvin Garcia (UG), Carly Hall (UG), James Beer (UG), and Ricardo Juarez(UG) - Stochastic Model of Sulfur Dioxide and Lava Flow for Nyamuragira (2014) 

Patrick Quaid MS – Statistical Analysis of the Advantage of Southpaws in MMA (2015)

Anila Ajdini MS – Monte Carlo Simulations of European Calls (2015)

Alex De Groh MS – Tardiness as an Epidemic (2015)

Carly Hall (UG) (Honors) – Quantification and Modeling of Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) Shoaling Patterns in Response to Environmental and Pharmaceutical Treatments (2016)

Alejandro Sanchez MS (RCA Recipient) – Numerical Analysis on a Diffusion Flame with Radiative Heat Loss (2017)

Carlos Villeda MS –  The Flow Over a Rotating Cylinder (2017)

Rhys Gunther (UG) (Honors) – Vaccination and Epidemic Avoidance (2019)

Aram Gebretensae MS – Three Population Squirrel Competition Model with Migration of Exotic American Squirrels (2019)

Benjamin Eghan MS – Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of a Competition System with and Infection in One Species (2019)

Grace Kim MS – Nonlinear Stability Analysis: Competing Species that Crossbreed to Make a Hybrid Species (2019)

Grants

Co-PI, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2019 and 2019-2024. Webpage

Co-PI, Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing within an Elementary and Middle School Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum, 2016-2020. Webpage

Co-PI, NSF-IUSE Grant, Peer Enhanced Experiential Research in STEM (PEERS), 2014-2019. Webpage

Co-PI, NSF-HSI Grant, HSI Conference: Catalyzing Progress in Undergraduate STEM Education with Insights from Midwestern HSIs, 2017-2018

Advisory, Mentor for Mathematics Modeling Minor, NU-STARS for Northeastern Illinois Student Training in Academic Research in the Sciences, 2014- 2018.

Mathematics Curriculum Development, NSF-IUSE Grant, Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum, 2014-2018.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $5,000, Research Community Award, 2014.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM undergraduate and graduate students’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,900, Student Center for Science Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, 2014.

Co-Principle Investigator, Underrepresented STEM majors’ perspectives of experiences supporting their mathematical success, $4,000, Committee on Organized Research Award, 2014.

Professional Affiliations & Membership

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

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Dr. Aaron Schirmer smiles into the camera in front of a plain background.
Aaron
Schirmer
Associate Chair, Professor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5617
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
General Genetics (BIO 303)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Genomics and Proteomics (BIO 368)
Biochemical Genetics (BIO 421)
Chronobiology (BIO 412)
Research Interests
Chronobiology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Genetics, and Molecular Biology
Education

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.
Bachelors of Science, Biology
Minors in Chemistry and Urban Studies

Selected Publications

Cassidy, D., Epiney, D. G., Salameh, C., Zhou, L. T., Salomon, R. N., Schirmer, A. E., ... & Bolterstein, E. (2019). Evidence for premature aging in a Drosophila model of Werner syndrome. Experimental gerontology, 127, 110733.

Schirmer, A. E., Gallemore, C., Liu, T., Magle, S., DiNello, E., Ahmed, H., & Gilday, T. (2019). Mapping behaviorally relevant light pollution levels to improve urban habitat planning. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-13.

Prete, F. R., Schirmer, A. E., Patel, S., Carrion, C., Prete, G. M., van Alphen, B., & Svenson, G. J. (2019). Rhythmic abdominal pumping movements in praying Mantises (Insecta: Mantodea). Fragmenta entomologica, 51(1), 29-40. doi: https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2019.332.

Smarr, B. L. and Schirmer, A. E. (2018). 3.4 million real-world learning management system logins reveal the majority of students experience social jet lag correlated with decreased performance. Scientific Reports 8, 4793.

Schirmer, A. E., Prete, F. R., Mantes, E. S., Urdiales, A. F., Bogue, W. (2014) Circadian Rhythms Affect the Electroretinogram, Compound Eye Color, Striking Behavior, and Locomotion of the Praying Mantis, Hierodula patellifera (Serville).  The Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 3853-3861.

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Research in the Schirmer laboratory focuses on the study of circadian rhythms and the effect that these rhythms have on animal behavior and physiology. Ongoing work on mammalian circadian rhythms includes an investigation of: (1) The molecular genetic mechanisms involved in the regulation and expression of circadian rhythms in the brain and peripheral tissues, (2) the impact of environmental perturbations, such as photopollutions and social jet lag, on the circadian system, and (3) new technologies and techniques for studying circadian clocks in vivo and in vitro. In addition to work on mammalian clocks, the Schirmer lab has established collaborations to investigate the role of circadian rhythms in invertebrate model systems. Specifically, the laboratory is interested in studying the role of circadian clocks in the modulation of appetitive behavior in various praying mantis species and the implications of photopollution on Drosophila behavior.

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Melinda Storie
Melinda
Storie
Associate Professor; Graduate Coordinator/Environmental Studies Advisor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5697
Expertise
Conservation Psychology, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Human Dimensions of Environmental Management, Research Methods
Courses Taught
GES 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies
GES 250: WIP Writing in Geography and Environmental Studies
GES 307: Environmental Education Seminar
GES 308 / PSYC 369: Conservation Psychology
GES 309: Principles and Methods of Environmental Interpretation
GES 344: Chicago River Issues
GES 374: Research Methods
GES 383: Internship in G&ES
GES 413: Advanced Research Methods
GES 440: Qualitative Research Methods in G&ES
GES 462: Seminar in Environmental Education
PH 420: Environmental Health
Research Interests
Human dimensions of natural resource management; Psychological aspects of human-nature interactions; Environmental values, attitudes, and behavior; Community-level sustainability; Interdisciplinary research methodology; Environmental education; Environmental interpretation
Education

Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Environmental Health, Illinois State University

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Dr. Isidore Udoh
Isidore
A.
Udoh
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5572
Courses Taught
HSCI 212: Consumer Health
HSCI 307 Human Diseases
HSCI 312 Global and Environmental Health
HSCI 314 Principles of Epidemiology in Higher Education
HSCI 318: Consumer Health
HSCI 316: Health Disparities
PH 410: Epidemiology
PH 440: Health Disparities
Research Interests
Health disparities, Disease prevention, Natural resources extraction, conflicts and health, Ecological
determinants of health, International education, International virtual learning exchange.
Education

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City

Ph.D.:  North Dakota State University, College of Education and Human Development (HIV Prevention Education)

JCL: Catholic University of American, School of Canon Law

M.A.: DePaul University, Health Communication

B.Th.: Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, Italy, Theology, magna cum laude

B. Phil.: Pointifical Urbanian University, Rome, Italy, Philosophy, magna cum laude

Selected Publications

Udoh I. A., Mantell JE, Kelvin E, Adams-Skinner J. (in press). The influence of religion and culture on HIV transmission in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Journal of Religion and Health.

Udoh, I.A. (2019) Oil production, environmental pressures and other sources of violent conflict
in Nigeria, Review of African Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2018.1549028

Udoh, I. A. (2018). Public Health Emergency, UNEP Environmental Assessment and the Clean-up of
Nigeria’s Niger Delta. Arts and Humanities Open Access Journal, 2(6), 386-389.

Udoh, I. A., & Ibok, M. S. (2014). Manipulative and coercive power and the social-ecological
determinants of violent conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 4(1), 60-94.

Udoh, I. A. (2013). A Qualitative Review of the Militancy, Amnesty, and Peacebuilding in
Nigeria's Niger Delta. Peace Research, 63-93.

Udoh, I. A. (2013). Globalization and its discontents. Explorations in Adult Higher Education, 2, 46-49.

Udoh, I. A. (2013). Oil, migration and the political economy of HIV/AIDS prevention in Nigeria’s
Niger Delta. International Journal of Health Services, 43(4), 681-697.

Udoh, I. A., Mantell. J. E., Sandfort, T., & Eighmy, M. A. (2009). Potential pathways to HIV/AIDS transmission in the Niger Delta of Nigeria: Poverty, migration and commercial sex. AIDS Care, 21(5), 567-574.

Exner, T. M., Mantell, J. E., Adeokun, L. A., Udoh, I. A., Oladipo, O., Delano, G. E., Faleye, J., & Akinpelu, K. (2009). Mobilizing men as partners: The results of an intervention to increase dual protection among Nigerian men. Health Education Research, 24(5), 846-854..

Selected Performances

"Oil, Pollution, and the Political Economy of Violent Conflict in Nigeria's Niger Delta." DePaul University MPH Spring Colloquium, April 24, 2013

"Oil, Environment and health: A review of the 2011 UNEP report on pollution in the Niger Delta." A Workshop for 15 host communities to oil production and executives of oil multinationals in the Niger Delta, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, December 19-20, 2011.

"Oil exploration and health: Analysis of Responses to pollution in Ecuador, Nigeria, and Indonesia." Seminar presentation at the NEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, Columbia University, New York, November 11, 2011.

Udoh, I., & Workman, M. (2020). Assessing Shared Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues in the United States and Nigeria Through Virtual Exchange. Virtual presentation at the International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC): Towards Digital Equity in Internationalization, Newcastle University, UK, September 14-16, 2020.

Leon, R., Joppie, A., Udoh, I., & Workman, M., Olivier, J., & Pearl, M. (2020). Expanding access to international learning through virtual exchange. Remote presentation at the 2020 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin, Aug. 3-7, 2020.

Banas, J., York, C., & Udoh, I. (2020). Lessons from a transitional learning experience: US and Liberian Students reading about and discussing health disparities. Presentation at the annual E-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference, Rhodes, Greece (Conference Cancelled), April 2020.

Udoh, I.A. (2019). The Public Health Impact of Oil Pollution in Nigeria. Presentation at the Twelfth Global Studies Conference, Jaggiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 27-28 June, 2019

Udoh, I.A. (2017). Oil Production and Other Ecological Determinants of HIV/AIDS Risk in Nigeria. Presentation at the International Conference on Clinical & Pharmaceutical Microbiology October 18-20, 2017, Rome, Italy

Udoh, I.A. (2016). Assessing the Effectiveness of the Niger Delta Amnesty Program as a Peace and
Development Strategy in Nigeria. An Address to the 6th Plenary Session of the 2016 International Peace Research Association Conference, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone, November 27 – December 1, 2016.

Udoh, I.A. (2016). Assessment of the Sources of Violent Conflicts and Strategies for Peacebuilding in
Nigeria’s Niger Delta. Presentation at the 26th IPRA General Conference On AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster Risk, and Sustainable Development Debate. University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone, November 27 – December 1, 2016.

Udoh, I. A. (2011). Oil, Environment and health: A review of the 2011 UNEP report on pollution in
the Niger Delta. A Workshop for 15 host communities to oil production and executives of oil multinationals in the Niger Delta, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, December 19 -20, 2011.

Udoh, I. A. (2011). Oil exploration and health: Analysis of Responses to pollution in Ecuador,
Nigeria, and Indonesia. Seminar presentation at the NEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, Columbia University, New York, November 11, 2011.

Udoh, I. A. (2011). A comparative analysis of pollution and occupational health in Africa and South  
America. A workshop presented to graduate students in the socio-medical sciences track, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, November 10, 2011.

Udoh, I. A. (2010). The status of the federal amnesty program: A review of youth development
programming in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Paper presented at Brown University’s 2010 Achebe Colloquium, Providence, Rhode Island, December 3 – 4, 2010.

Udoh, I A (2009). Integrating of HIV prevention within poverty reduction and human rights: A
model of health promotion in Nigeria. Grand Rounds, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, June 25, 2009.

Udoh, I A, Mantell, J E Sandfort T (2008). A political economy of HIV transmission in the Niger Delta
of Nigeria: Conflict, Poverty, migration and commercial sex work. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, August 3-9, 2008.

Background

Affiliated Faculty, Health Communication M.A. Program, DePaul University, 2014-2015

Affiliated Faculty, Master of Public Health Program and Department of Environmental Science, DePaul University, 2014 -

PE 1142
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5572
Office Hours
Vary by semester
Main Campus
Celine Woznica
Celine
V.
Woznica
M.P.H., DrPH
Instructor
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5560
Expertise
Popular health education; community health worker formation; child participation in health.
Courses Taught
HSCI 370: Field Experience: Community Health
HSCI 375: Health Education: Clinical Experience
Research Interests
Community Health; Immigrant and refuge health; global health; children as health promoters
Education

MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

DrPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

Additional Information

Bilingual English-Spanish fluency in reading, writing, and speaking.

PE 1144
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5560
Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus