- Kelly Boyd
- Professor of Health Studies, Graduate Coordinator for the MS in Health Education
B.S.E., 1990, Truman State University
M.S., 1991, Eastern Kentucky University
Ph.D., 2005, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Dr. Boyd received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her expertise is rooted in accreditation and the health education standards review process. She chaired the national committee that rewrote the "2018 Initial Health Education Teacher Education Standards." And, most recently, she co-authored a book titled, "Guidelines for the 2018 Initial Health Education Teacher Education Standards."
Death and dying
Media and its impact on health
Health Education models and theories
Accreditation and program review
Health Education standards development
Self-efficacy to address Health Education teacher standards
Assessment development in Health Education Teacher Education programs
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) of America - program report writing
workshop facilitator and program reviewer trainer.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)/SHAPE America - Program Reviewer and Auditor
Student group Advising
ESU Health and Physical Education Club Advisor
- Christina Brecht
- Instructor of Health Studies
B.S., 1976, Pennsylvania Sate University
M.P.H., 1981, University of Michigan
Prof Brecht has been on the faculty at ESU for more than 20 years. She is also a licensed Dietitian and maintained a private practice for many years in the area. She has also developed and coordinated work site wellness programs for private industry and has served as a consultant to several social service and health organizations in our community.
Fundamentals of Health Administration (Health 280), Nutrition Education (Health 341),
Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies (Health 340), Lifecycle Nutrition (Health 410),
Public Health Nutrition (Health 430/530). Nutrition & Diet Therapy (Nurs 220)
Public Health Nutrition programs and policies, obesity prevention, school health, eating disorder prevention
Student Group Advising
Faculty Adviser for the Community Health Organization
- Christine Fisher
- Assistant Professor of Health Studies
B.S., 2009, East Stroudsburg University
M.P.H., 2011, East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., 2014, University of Toledo
Dr. Fisher teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both the HPE and public health programs. Currently teaching HLTH 210, HLTH 537,HLTH 546, HLTH 555, HLTH 563.
- Clare Lenhart
- Associate Professor of Public Health, MPH Graduate Program Coordinator, Director Institute for Public Health Research & Innovation
B.S., 2002, University of Pittsburgh
M.P.H., 2012, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Ph.D., 2012, Temple University
Dr. Lenhart is a chronic disease prevention researcher, teacher, and leader of our MPH program in Community Health. She is deeply involved in coalitions aimed at improving the health of our rural region and maintains an active research agenda with many opportunities for student engagement.
Environmental Public Health
Public Health Practice
Prevention of chronic disease with emphasis on cardiovascular health, diabetes, &
Physical activity and nutrition interventions
Management of asthma and environmental health risk factors
Community needs assessments
Pocono Mountains Hunger Coalition, steering committee member
Pocono Mountains United Way, Community Investment Committee, member
- Mary Jane O'Merle
- Instructor of Health Studies
B.S., 1969, East Stroudsburg University
M.S., 1975, East Stroudsburg University
Courses Taught: Skills Based Health Education (HLTH 215), School Health Programs (HLTH 363), Student Teaching in Health Education (HLTH 431)
Research Interests: School administration, best practices in teacher preparation
- Alyson Patascher
- Instructor of Public Health
B.S., 2000, East Stroudsburg University
M.P.H., 2002, East Stroudsburg University
Professor Patascher interests include health and wellness promotion, program planning and implementation, grant writing, women's health, alcohol and drug prevention and college health issues.
HLTH 380 (Health Project and Grant Writing), HLTH 386 (Pre-Practicum in Public Health Practice), HLTH 409 (Health Counseling), HLTH 440 (Modifying Health Behaviors), HLTH 460 (Community Health Organizations), HPLW 105 (Health Promotion and Lifetime Wellness)
- Kimberley Razzano
- Professor of Health Studies, Department Chair
B.S., 1993, Springfield College
M.P.H., 1994, East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., 2005, Marywood University
Dr Razzano has been a Professor at ESU since 2003. She specializes within areas of school health pedagogy and assessment as well as within areas of human sexuality. She was the president of PSAHPERD in 2012. She has served as the Department Chair since 2013.
Methods in Health Education (HLTH 461) Determinants of Disease (HLTH 415/515), Human Sexuality & Reproductive Health (HLTH 442), Assessment in School Health Education (HLTH 462)
School health curriculum development, PA Academic Standards and Assessment Development, obesity and wellness promotion, human sexuality
- Steve E. Shive
- Professor of Health Studies, Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs
B.S., 1985, University of Scranton
M.T.S., 1996, Santa Clara University, Jesuit School of Theology
M.A., 1996, Fordham University
M.P.H., 1997, East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., 2000, Temple University
Teaches courses in Substance Abuse Education, Emergency Care, Community Health, Grantwriting, Health Behavior Theory, Health Program Planning & Evaluation, and Health Administration. Research interests include: Nutrition, Substance Abuse, Adolescent Tobacco use and cessation, Cancer Control-especially among Minority populations, Environmental health, Heart Disease, Infectious Diseases, emergency care training and education, Community Based Participatory Research and Outreach.
Repertoire of Graduate Courses:
Community Health Practices
Health Education Evaluation
Alcohol, Drugs and Narcotics Education
Public Health Administration
Scientific Foundations of Health Science
Repertoire of Undergraduate Courses:
Drug and Alcohol Teacher Preparation
Drug Abuse Prevention & Education
Personal and Consumer Health
Foundations of Health Science
Health Project & Grant Development
Modifying Health Behaviors
Planning & Evaluation in Public Health Practices
Pre-practicum in Public Health
Nutrition, Substance Abuse, Adolescent Tobacco use and cessation, Cancer Control-especially among Minority populations, Environmental health, Heart Disease, Infectious Diseases, emergency care training and education, Community Based Participatory Research and Outreach.
American Heart Association Training Center -EC/BCLS Training Center.
Center for Asian Health, Temple University
Publications & Presentations
Ma, G.X., Shive, S.E., Zhange, G., Aquilante, J., Tan, Y., Pharis, M., Bettigole,
C., Lawman, H., Wagner, A., Zhu, L., Zeng, Q., Wang, M.Q.. (2018). Evaluation of a
Healthy Chinese Takeout Sodium-Reduction Initiative in Philadelphia Low-Income Communities
and Neighborhoods. Public Health Reports.
Ma, GX, Zhang, GY, Zhai, S., Ma, XS, Tan, Y., Shive, S., Wang, MQ. (2015). Hepatitis B Screening among Chinese Americans: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. BMC infectious Disease, 15, 120.
Ma,G.X., Shive, S., Zhang, Y., Aquilante, J., Tan, Y., Zhao, M., Solomon, S., Zhu, S., Toubbeh, J., Colby, L, Mallya,G., Zeng, Q. (2014). Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors Related to Salt Use among Chinese Take-out Restaurant Owners and Chefs in Philadelphia. Health Promotion Practice, 15(5), 638-645. E-published on June 18th, 2014.
Ma, G.X., Wang, M.Q., Ma, X.S., Kim, G., Toubbeh, J.I., Shive, S.E. (2013) The Sociocultural Health Behavioral Model and Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese Americans. Journal of the Nursing Education and Practice, 3(7), 129-139.
Ma, G.X., Fang, C., Wang, M.Q., Shive, S., Ma, X.S. (2013) Pathways of Breast Cancer Screening among Chinese American Women. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education Apr 19; 3(209).
Ma, G.X., Shive, S.E., Ma, X.S., Toubbeh, J.I., Tan, Y., Lan, Y.J., Zhai, C.K., & Pei, X.. (2013). Social Influences on Cigarette Smoking among Mainland Chinese and Chinese Americans: A Comparative Study. American Journal of Health Studies, 28(1), 12-20.
Ma, G.X., Wang, M.Q., Ma, X.S., Shive, S.E., Tan, Y., & Toubbeh, J.I. (2013). Pathways of Cervical Cancer Screening among Chinese Women. International Journal of Women’s Health, 2013:5, 351-359.
Shive, S.E. Abstract 396482, entitled, “Patient Factors Related to seeking Primary Care Services versus Emergent/Urgent visits within an Emergency Room of a Rural Pennsylvania Medical Center.” APHA 2018 Annual Meeting (November 10 – November 14) in San Diego, CA. Submitted, waiting to see if accepted.
Shive, S.E., et al. Abstract 414074, entitled, “Healthy Food Preparation and Consumption Behaviors among Asian American Supermarket Customers in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.” APHA 2018 Annual Meeting (November 10 – November 14) in San Diego, CA. Submitted, waiting to see if accepted.
Shive, S.E., et al. Abstract 414768, entitled, “Evaluation of REACH Program to Improve Access to Healthy Foods and Promote healthy Heart for Low-Income Asian Americans in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area..” APHA 2018 Annual Meeting (November 10 – November 14) in San Diego, CA. Submitted, waiting to see if accepted.
Shive, S.E., et al. Abstract 415890, entitled, “Compliance to Healthy Chinese Take-Out Restaurant Initiative: Sodium Reduction in Philadelphia Low Income Communities.” APHA 2018 Annual Meeting (November 10 – November 14) in San Diego, CA. Submitted, waiting to see if accepted.
Shive, S.E., et al. Abstract 416055, entitled, “Ethnic Differences in Asian Dietary Habits and Health Communication: The REACH IDEAL Project.” APHA 2018 Annual Meeting (November 10 – November 14) in San Diego, CA. Submitted, waiting to see if accepted.
Shive, S.E., et al. Abstract 416585 entitled, “Health Provider Recommendations and Asian American Dietary Salt Intake: Results from the REACH IDEAL Project.” APHA 2018 Annual Meeting (November 10 – November 14) in San Diego, CA. Submitted, waiting to see if accepted.
Dailey, J., Shive, S.E., Huffman, J. Abstract 379064, entitled, “Assessing Lyme Disease knowledge, perceived risk, and preventive measures in domestic canine owners from two veterinary practices in Monroe County.” APHA 2017 Annual Meeting (November 4 – November 8) in Atlanta, GA. Presentation.
- Kristina Zwolenik
- Instructor of Public health
B.S., 2014, Pennsylvania State University
M.P.H., 2016, East Stroudsburg University
Courses Taught: Foundations of Epidemiology in Public Health (HLTH 261), Environmental Determinants of Community Health (HLTH 271), Promoting Lifetime Wellness (HLTH 105)
Environmental Determinants, Physical Activity