Regular Faculty

Professor Jessica Dirkes

Jessica Dirkes, Chair

Resident 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 a Resident Assistant Professor of Public Health and the Public Health Program Coordinator.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Heng Lam Foong

Visiting Instructor, Public Health
B.A. College of New Rochelle, M.S. Capella University

April Forrest

Visiting Instructor, Public Health
B.A., Pitzer College; M.Ph., Claremont Graduate School; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School (in progress)

Nicole Vick

Visiting Instructor, Public Health
B.S., M.P.H., University of Southern California

Advisory Committee

Professor Cheryl Okumura

Cheryl Okumura

Associate Professor, Biology
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, Biology
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...
Bhavna Shamasunder

Bhavna Shamasunder

Associate Professor and Chair, Urban and Environmental Policy
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.