Regular Faculty

Professor Cheryl Okumura

Cheryl Okumura, Chair

Associate Professor, Biology; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry; Steering Committee, Public Health
B.A. Pomona College; Ph.D. UCLA
Cheryl Okumura teaches Public Health Biology, Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis.
Professor Marcella Raney

Marcella Raney

Associate Professor, Kinesiology; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry; Steering Committee, Public Health
B.A., Occidental College; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Professor Marci Raney teaches Systems Anatomy, Biochemistry of Exercise, Nutrition and Homeostasis, and Community Health and Fitness Research. She is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the...
Professor Bhavna Shamasunder

Bhavna Shamasunder

Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy; Steering Committee, Public Health
B.S./B.A., UC San Diego; M.ES., Yale University; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Bhavna Shamasunder teaches and conducts research at the intersection of environmental health & justice with a focus on inequalities in chemical exposures faced by low-income communities and communities of color who live and work in urban and/or industrial environments.

On Special Appointment

Professor Jessica Dirkes

Jessica Dirkes

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Public Health; Public Health Program Coordinator
B.S., University of Missouri; M.P.H., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Jessica Dirkes is an NTT Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Public Health Program Coordinator.
Professor Jane Schmitz

Jane Schmitz

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy
B.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Jane Schmitz teaches introductory courses in Public Health and Global Public Health.