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Department of Public Health - Faculty and Staff


Walter A. Zelman, Ph.D., M.A.
Professor and Chair
[email protected]

Teaching areas: Health policy, health care services and systems.

Research areas: Health care politics and policy.

Behjat A. Sharif, Ph.D., MCHES
303 Simpson Tower
(323) 343-4747
[email protected]

Beth R. Hoffman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
319 Simpson Tower
(323) 343-4706
[email protected]

Nan Zhao Martin, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Kimberly Kisler Pisca, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
306 Simpson Tower
(323) 343-5866
[email protected]

Melanie D. Sabado-Liwag, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
307 Simpson Tower
(323) 343-4746
[email protected]


Mariya Benusovich, M.D.

Joanna Barreras, M.S.W.

Sarah Cousins, M.P.H.

Olivia Ellis, M.P.H.

Emma Fredua, M.P.H., CHES

Wai Ping (Athena) Foong, M.P.H.

Joanna Gaspar, MS, M.P.H.

Michael Janson, M.P.H.

Koontz, Brett, D.P.A.

James Lott, Psy.D., M.B.A.

Monica Montano, M.P.H.

Belinda Prado, M.P.H.

Akiko Tagawa, M.P.H.​

Mellissa H. Withers, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Susan Saul, Ph.D., M.P.H.