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Department of Public Health - Faculty and Staff


Walter A. Zelman, Ph.D., M.A.
Professor and Chair

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

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

Nan Zhao Martin, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H.
Associate Professor

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

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


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.