Jessica Hanson

Jessica Hanson
Professional Title
Associate Professor, Public Health Program Coordinator

Hi, I'm Dr. Jessica Hanson. I have my Ph.D. in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. I'm an associate professor in the public health program at UMD. I am also the Program Coordinator, which means I help schedule classes, organize our CEPH accreditation, communicate regularly with students on jobs and internships, and answer any questions regarding our program.

I teach several classes here at UMD, including HLTH 2200 Research and Evaluation; HLTH 3303 Planning Health Interventions; HLTH 3000 Program Administration; and HLTH 3116 Principles of Epidemiology. My favorite class to teach is HLTH 3303 Planning Health Interventions. I love this class because it is in the area of public health about which I am most passionate about...engaging communities in the health intervention process.

When it comes to research, my primary area of interest involves developing, implementing, and evaluating public health interventions within Native American communities. I currently have three research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and am always interested in involving undergraduate students in these research projects, as well as publications. Check out this list of my publications.

If you have any questions, my door is always open!