Online MPH Faculty

Faculty Email Directory

Online courses at the University at Albany School of Public Health are taught by full-time faculty members as well as part-time instructors actively engaged in public health practice. Students benefit from discussion of real-world application of topics in courses led by instructors working in the field.

Featured Faculty Members Below are a few of the many faculty members who teach our online courses:



Edmund Russel Altone, JD, MPH, MA

Health Policy, Management, & Behavior
Clinical Associate Professor

Online Courses Taught
HPM 642 Public Health Law
SPH 685 MPH Capstone


Hyunok Choi, PhD, MPH

Environmental Health Sciences
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:One of my main research interests includes quantifying human resilience to adverse environmental condition, as well as the health consequences of such resilience. In particular, I am interested in fetal adaptation to adverse intrauterine environment within the context of “western” lifestyle. As a global phenomenon, the “western lifestyle” influences not only the indoor exposure to the pollutants, but also parental physiologic and behavioral traits. Understanding the distinction between adaptation vs. early disease state during childhood is critical in clarifying the “window of vulnerability”. I hope to examine whether early-life adaptation to these factors increase the susceptibility to childhood diseases, using polycyclic aromatics hydrocarbons and glycol ethers as two model pollutants.

Online Courses Taught
EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health

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Millicent Eidson, DVM

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Professor

Research Interests:Climate change, zoonoses, environmental health, infectious diseases, GIS

Online Courses Taught
EPI 625 Zoonoses
EPI 500 Basic Principles and Methods of Epidemiology

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Lenore Gensburg, MS

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:Adverse health effects of environmental and occupational exposures to toxic agents, Love Canal Follow-Up Health Study.

Online Courses Taught
EPI 551 Basic Principles of Statistical Inference


Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH

Health Policy, Management, & Behavior
Associate Professor

Research Interests:My work focuses on health communication research and combines ideas from the fields of public health and communication. I study health literacy as well as media effects on attitudes, behaviors, and policies that put young people at risk for negative health outcomes. I apply a broad range of skills and methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and conduct primary data collection and secondary data analysis. My research often includes children, adolescents, and parents, especially those who are from populations affected by health disparities.

Online Courses Taught
HPM 525 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

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Carol Whittaker, MA, MPA

Health Policy, Management, & Behavior
Associate Clinical Professor

Research Interests:Comparative Health Systems; practice based teaching and research

Online Courses Taught
SPH 569 Public Health Leadership
HPM 656 Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective
HPM 645 Global Health

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Tabassum Insaf, MBBS, PhD

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Assistant Professor

Online Courses Taught
EPI 503 Principles of Public Health
EPI 500 Basic Principles and Methods of Epidemiology



Lloyd Wilson, PhD

Environmental Health Sciences
Lecturer

Research Interests:Evaluation of the fate of environmental contaminants with a focus on understanding potential human exposures

Online Courses Taught
EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health