UAMS Boozman College of Public Health Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has added four new faculty members to its team this semester. Melissa Yandell, Ph.D., Dirk Haselow, M.D., Ph.D., Scott Alsbrook, M.S., and Meg Gorvine, Ph.D., bring a wealth of experience and passion for public health to the college.
Yandell, an alumna of the college’s MHA program, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management’s Master of Health Administration program. Her dedication to serving her community has driven her to pursue a career in public health, and she aims to maintain the program’s accreditation and foster student engagement.
Haselow, a native of Owen, Wisconsin, was inspired by his mother, a public health nurse, to pursue a career in public health. As an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, he is excited to teach future epidemiologists and strengthen collaborations between the college and other UAMS colleges.
Alsbrook, an alumnus of UCA, joins the college as an instructor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. His experience as a senior GIS analyst with the Arkansas Department of Health has fueled his desire to address social determinants of health and improve community health through research and education.
Gorvine, a UCA graduate, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Her expertise and dedication to public health will undoubtedly contribute to the college’s mission of training future public health professionals.
These new faculty members bring a fresh perspective and a commitment to excellence in public health education and research, further solidifying the college’s position as a leader in public health innovation and practice.