Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Jessica Dirkes

Jessica Dirkes, Chair

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Co-Chair, 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 Bhavna Shamasunder

Bhavna Shamasunder, Chair

Associate Professor and Chair, Urban and Environmental Policy; Co-Chair, 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.
Professor Cheryl Okumura

Cheryl Okumura

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 and Chair, Urban and Environmental Policy; Co-Chair, 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.