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Michael Adedotun Michael Adedotun, Program Management Specialist | (301) 405-1912 | Office of the Dean
2242U SPH Bldg. |  

Responsible for the reconciliation of grant and state accounts within the College. Perform basic financial management, to track activities over multiple funding sources. Responsible for procurement and personnel transactions related to all accounts including ARES, ARS, ELF, FRS, PHR and benefits. Responsible for processing travel, purchasing for all accounts, and tracking all expenses and payments through the FRS system. Working knowledge of grant accounting and priority software.

Linda Aldoory Linda Aldoory, Herschel S. Horowitz Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Health Literacy | (301) 405-0388 | Office of the Dean | Public and Community Health
2367E SPH Bldg. |  

Dr. Aldoory conducts and publishes studies in health communication, focusing on diverse audiences of health campaigns and media messages. Her multi-methodological research emphasizes women's health and adolescent health. She is former Director of the Center for Risk Communication Research and has won several research paper awards. Some of the scholarly journals she is published in are Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, and Journal of Public Relations Research. Her most recent book chapters are in the Handbook of Health Communication and the Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication. Aldoory has been recipient of research grants from the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and continues to consult for various health and social service agencies.

Barbara Alving Barbara Alving, Research Professor | | Office of the Dean

Barbara Alving, M.D, is a research professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She received her M.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine and a research fellowship in hematology at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

In 2012, Dr. Alving joined the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore to help facilitate initiatives related to MPowering the State, which focus on strategic collaborations that engage expertise from both campuses. Before that, Dr. Alving was the acting director and then director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Research Resources from 2005-2011. She has also held positions as a research investigator at the Food and Drug Administration, the director of the Medical Oncology/Hematology Section at the Washington Hospital Center, and the acting institute director at the NIH-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Her current interests include translating biomedical research into treatments and prevention strategies for improving health, both nationally and internationally, in a cost-effective, efficient manner, and in developing a team-based interdisciplinary biomedical research work force.

Kelly Blake Kelly Blake, Director of Communications | (301) 405-9418 | Office of the Dean
2242F SPH Bldg. |  

As director of communications, Kelly leads the communications efforts to increase the visibility of the School of Public Health and to advance its reputation. She serves as the liaison to the University Marketing and Communications office and to the news media to insure that the School is recognized for its research, academic and service initiatives and contributions. Kelly has served in communications positions with the University of Maryland since 2005, and with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2002-2005. She is an alumna of the College of Arts and Humanities (BA in English,'94) and has a Master of Arts in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore.

Bonnie Braun Bonnie Braun, Emeritus Professor, Department of Family Science; Health Literacy Faculty Scholar | (301) 405-3581 | Family Science | Office of the Dean
1142Z SPH Bldg. |  

Dr. Braun is a Professor in the Department of Family Science and holds an appointment as Family Policy Specialist with the University of Maryland Extension. She also serves as a Faculty Scholar in the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. Her research focuses on family health literacy education and policy, rural, low-income family health and program evaluation. She's author of over 100 articles and has directed funded research and outreach projects totally over $15M.

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Mark  Brenneman Mark Brenneman, Facilities Coordinator | (301) 405-2440 | Office of the Dean
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No Picture Maithreyi Chander, Graduate Assistant, IT | | Office of the Dean


Jane Clark Jane Clark, Professor and Dean | (301) 405-2438 | Kinesiology | Office of the Dean
2242 SPH Bldg. | cv

Jane E. Clark was appointed dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health on July 1, 2012. She is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and previously served as chair of that department for ten years. Her work focuses on understanding the development of movement control and coordination in motor skills. Using a dynamic systems approach, Dr. Clark and her colleagues have demonstrated that the newly walking infants limbs, like those of the adult walker, act like coupled nonlinear limit cycle oscillators at both the intralimb and interlimb levels of coordination. Her current research examines the role of sensory information in the development of upright posture and locomotion in infants.

No Picture Joseph DeMarco, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center | (301) 405-5436 | Office of the Dean

Joey DeMarco earned his MPH from Tulane University and has created and managed health and professional development education programs, domestically and abroad, with various governments, NGOs, and the Peace Corps. In addition to day-to-day management, he will help develop, implement, and evaluate workforce development and public health practice programs for the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center.

Colleen Farmer Colleen Farmer, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Affairs | (301) 405-2473 | Office of the Dean
2242B SPH Bldg. |  

Colleeen (aka "Coke") Farmer is the assistant dean for undergraduate affairs in the School of Public Health. She is a native cheesehead and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in physical education. She served in the Peace Corps after college while figuring out what to do with her life. She earned her master's degree in exercise science from the iceberg called Northern Michigan University, coached college field hockey and then sought warmth and culture while earning her Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation was entitled, "Effects of Strength Training on Lipoporotein Lipid Profiles and Post-Heparin Lipase Activity" and, after eight years in administration, no longer understands a word of it. She was most fortunate to be the Director of the Wellness Research Laboratory, the university's faculty and staff wellness program, for 15 years, and served five years as the assistant chair in the Department of Kinesiology before becoming assistant dean. She still believes our mission can change the world.

Katherine Garcia Katherine Garcia, Coordinator, Center for Health Literacy | (301) 405-9435 | Office of the Dean
2367 SPH Bldg. |  

As Coordinator for the Center for Health Literacy, Katherine is responsible for creating strategy and programming for Health Literacy Maryland, as well as managing the Centers communications and research efforts. She served two years in AmeriCorps, working with the Study Circles Program of the Montgomery County Public Schools, as a facilitator/program assistant, addressing racial and ethnic barriers to the achievement gap in schools. She provided support and strategies on how to engage underrepresented students and families in their diverse school communities. She is an Associate with Everyday Democracy, a national organization that uses empowerment, public dialogue, and problem solving for communities. Katherine is a 2009 alumna of the University of Maryland, with a Bachelors degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice and English.

No Picture Alina Goldman, Graduate Assistant, Communications | | Office of the Dean


No Picture Audrey Hill, Communications and Web Content Coordinator | (301) 314-0780 | Office of the Dean


Alice Horowitz Alice M. Horowitz, Research Associate Professor | (301) 405-9797 | Office of the Dean
2367F SPH Bldg. |  

Dr. Horowitz' research focuses on health and literacy. More specifically, she is interested in the impact of health literacy on health outcomes. In 2010, Dr. Horowitz was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Oral Health Initiative. Formerly, Dr. Horowitz was at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she served as a Senior Scientist in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. She also held an appointment in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS, Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention where she contributed to a department level health literacy initiative and to the Healthy People 2010 objectives progress review process.

No Picture Zackary Hull, Academic Advisor | (301) 405-1010 | Student Services Center

Zackary Hull advises student athletes pursuing majors within the School of Public Health. He has worked in higher education since 2007, primarily in residence life and student activities. In 2009, he earned his Masters degree from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration. Before coming to Maryland, Zackary worked at the University of California, Berkeley.

Veronica Jones Veronica T. Jones, Assistant Dean for Development | (301) 405-2918 | Office of the Dean
2242Q SPH Building |  

Veronica is the Assistant Dean for Development for the School of Public Health and a member of the university's development team. She serves as an ambassador of the university and School of Public Health to connect alumni and friends throughout the mid-Atlantic region to increase support for institution-wide opportunities that will advance Maryland to become one of the top 10 universities.

No Picture Gaurav Khandelwal, Graduate Assistant, IT | | Office of the Dean


Dushanka Kleinman Dushanka Kleinman, Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Services Administration | (301) 405-7201 | Health Services Administration | Office of the Dean
2242P SPH Bldg. |  

Dr. Kleinman is a dentist and a board certified specialist in dental public health. Her research has included epidemiologic studies of dental, oral and craniofacial diseases, oral cancer and HIV-related conditions. She has participated in the development of several Surgeon General reports and was the co-executive editor of Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000). Dr. Kleinman has a particular interest in enhancing the understanding and elimination of health disparities, with a focus on the role of factors that transcend health conditions such as health determinants, health promotion interventions and health literacy.

Sally Koblinksy Sally Koblinksy, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor | | Family Science | Office of the Dean

Dr. Koblinsky, a professor of family science, has been a vigorous advocate and leader within the School of Public Health and on the campus for equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has served on over 20 university committees including her current participation in the Diversity Advisory Council, the President's Commission on Women's Issues, and the Provost's Work Life Committee. Her leadership in diversity was recognized twice while she was chair of Family Science when her department received the "Outstanding Academic Unit" award from the President's Commission on Ethnic and Minority Issues.

Andrew McCarty Andrew McCarty, Senior Project Manager and Specialist | (301) 405-0297 | Office of the Dean

Dr. McCarty is responsible for managing large technology and special projects within the School of Public Health.

He supports critical SPH technology infrastructure, provides consultancy for technology initiatives, and delivers trainings on topics including strategic issues related to technology and toolset usage. Domain expertise includes server, networking, database, mobile/tablet computing, cloud resources, enterprise systems, workflow engineering, and process optimization.

Dr. McCarty also actively conducts research, with recent efforts focusing on enhanced adult training and workplace learning, advanced techniques to measure training outcomes, improved outcomes in organizational change projects, and patterns of successful technology deployment in enhancing business performance and achieving strategic objectives.

Andrew is a double alum of UMCP, with masters and doctoral degrees from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a bachelors degree in Physics from St. Marys College of Maryland.

Josh  Montfort Josh Montfort, Head Coach and Director of Gymkana | (301) 405-2566 | Office of the Dean
1120 SPH Bldg. |  

In 2012, Josh Montfort was appointed the Interim Director and Head Coach of the Gymkana Troupe, Gymkana Summer Camp, and Gymkana Saturday Program.

In addition to his roles with Gymkana, Josh is also the current gymnastics facility coordinator and an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology.

Christina Nobleman Christina Renee Nobleman, Director of Research Administration | (301) 405-2494 | Office of the Dean
2242L SPH Building |  

Christina is responsible for managing the pre-award grant application process for faculty members throughout the School of Public Health. She has a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master's degree in Project Management from UMUC.

Marcio Oliveira Marcio Oliveira, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation | (301) 405-2454 | Office of the Dean
2242-C SPH Bldg. |  

Dr. Oliveira's research seeks to characterize the developmental process of finger force control that aims to understand changes in the neuromechanical variables as motor control develops.

No Picture Matt Owens | | Office of the Dean


Ron Padron Ron Padron, Academic Advisor | (301) 405-1010 | Student Services Center

Ron Padron is an Academic Advisor in the Student Services Center, and works primarily with students on academic probation. He has worked in higher education since 2006, serving as a peer advisor and graduate program assistant at the University of Central Florida before coming to UMD. He is a recent graduate of Nova Southeastern University, having earned a Master's in College Student Affairs with an emphasis in conflict analysis and resolution.

Leona Peterson Naude' Leona Peterson Naude', Coordinator | (301) 405-2472 | Office of the Dean
2242BB SPH Bldg |  

Leona Peterson Naude' manages the front office staff of the Dean's Office. She also adds support to Dean's initiatives and school wide activities.

Blakely Pomietto Blakely Pomietto, Chief of Staff | (301) 405-2437 | Office of the Dean
2242M SPH Bldg. |  

A College alumna (MPH in Community Health Education, 2001) and former adjunct instructor, Blakely returned to UMD in 2006. As Chief of Staff, Blakely is responsible for providing integration and alignment across the Dean's leadership and operational teams, monitoring and coordinating the flow of information to and from the Dean's Office, and coordinating the School's accreditation activities.

Sandra Quinn Sandra Crouse Quinn, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | (301) 405-8825 | Family Science | Office of the Dean
2242CC SPH Bld. |  

Dr. Quinn serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor in the Department of Family Science, and Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland at College Park. As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Quinn is focused on strengthening academic programs and student services, building more links between undergraduate and graduate programs, and helping facilitate educational innovation and outstanding teaching in the UMD School of Public Health. Dr. Quinn is also is the Principal Investigator on Building Trust between Minorities and Researchers: A Bioethics Research Infrastructure Initiative funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), NIH and co-Principal Investigator on the Research Center of Excellence in Minority Health Disparities. Her research interests include engagement of minority and marginalized communities in research; community advisory boards; and risk communication in emergencies and disasters, with a particular focus on the implications for minority communities.

Sarah Radice Sarah Radice, Project Coordinator | (301) 405-2356 | Office of the Dean
2367 SPH Bldg. |  

Sarah recently graduated with her B.S. in public health from University of Maryland. Her current work focuses on oral health literacy as she is coordinating research on the impact of low health literacy and perceptions of dentists on oral health outcomes.

No Picture Lynne Reilly | | Office of the Dean


No Picture Rachel Ellen Smith, Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center | (301) 405-3259 | Office of the Dean
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Rachel Smith received both her BSc and MSc degrees in England at the University of Essex and City University of London, and an Executive Management Diploma from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Before coming to the University of Maryland, Ms. Smith was the Vice President of Development at the largest federally qualified health center in Prince Georges County where she more than doubled grant/donor revenues.

Vanessa Springfield Vanessa Springfield, Director of Finance & Administration | (301) 405-2443 | Office of the Dean
2242G SPH Bldg. |  

Vanessa had worked as a Program Manager in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She is the Director of Finance & Administration for the School of Public Health.

No Picture Matthew Testa, Graduate Assistant, Communications | | Office of the Dean


Erin Thiel Erin Thiel, Director of Student Services | (301) 405-2545 | Office of the Dean
2242A SPH Bldg. |  

Erin Thiel is the Director of the Student Service Center in the School of Public Health.

Erin earned her business degree at the University of Maryland and then went on to earn her Masters degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Student Affairs in Higher Education. She began her career here in the School of Public Health in 2005, where she was an advisor for undergraduate students on academic probation and coordinated recruitment, orientation and career services for students in the School. She then worked for Undergraduate Studies to develop the Pre-Transfer Advising Office. As an advisor in this office, Erin helped prospective transfer students assess their readiness to transfer to UMD, explore potential majors and estimate their time to degree completion. She most recently served as Academic Affairs Coordinator in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. In the School, she oversaw student services for both graduate and undergraduate students which included advising, registration, class scheduling, recruitment/admissions, orientation and graduation.

Jennifer Todd Jennifer Todd, Program Director | (301) 738-6162 | Office of the Dean
9630 Gudelsky Drive, SGII Room 4052, Rockville, MD 20850 |  

Dr. Todd received her Doctor of Public Health in Community Health Sciences, Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She was a senior research evaluator for the Federal Government's Department of Health and Human Services for about ten years, working on issues including women's health, emergency preparedness, substance abuse, and primary care. Additionally she has experience working for state and local governments, as well as working as an advocate for health focused non-profit agencies.

Eric  Walker Eric Walker, Graduate Assistant, Dean's Office | | Health Services Administration | Office of the Dean
2242E SPH Building |  

Eric is a masters student in the Department of Health Services Administration. He currently works as a graduate assistant for the Office of the Dean in the School of Public Health. He is a proud graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama and participated in the University of Maryland School of Public Health's Summer Training and Research (STAR) program before pursuing graduate studies.

No Picture Rose Welcome, Graduate Assistant for Communications | | Office of the Dean

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