Department of

Public Health Seminars:


Topic: The Strong Black Woman and metabolic syndrome: Preliminary results from pilot work to explore social determinants of health in high risk communities

University of Virginia School of Nursing, PhD, Nursing, December 2013|
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, BS, Nursing, 2007|
Medical College of Virginia, MA, Public Health, 1999|
University of Virginia, BA, Anthropology/Pre-health, 1996|


Affiliate Faculty

Internal Affiliates

Primary Department

Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Joseph F. Borzelleca, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD

Pediatric Dentistry 

Ellen L. Brock, MD, MPH

Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE

Health Administration

Steven J. Danish, PhD


Jonathan P. DeShazo, PhD, MPH

Health Administration

Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA

Internal Medicine

Gordon D. Ginder, MD

Internal Medicine

Kamar Godder, MD, MPH


Randy J. Koch, PhD

Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies

Philip Kum-Nji,  MD


Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD

Medicine- Dean's Office

Stephen S. Mick, PhD, FACHE

Health Administration

Leticia R. "Tish" Moczygemba, PharmD, PhD

Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science

Amy L. Pakyz, PharmD

Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science

Napoleon L. Peoples, PhD

Student Affairs

John M. Quillin, PhD, MPH, MS, CGC

Human and Molecular Genetics

Wally R. Smith, MD

Internal Medicine

Shumei Sun, PhD


Alan R. Towne, MD, MPH


Richard P. Wenzel, MD, MSc

Internal Medicine

Diane B. Wilson, EdD, MS, RD

Internal Medicine

Marcie Squirewell Wright, PhD, MPH

Center on Health Disparities

External Affiliates 

Danny T. Avula, MD, MPH

Deputy Director, Richmond City Health District

Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH

Virginia State Health Commissioner

Briana Mezuk, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health

River A. Pugsley, MPH, PhD

Epidemiologist, Virginia Department of Health

Jeffrey Stover, MPH

Director, Health Informatics & Integrated Surveillance Systems, Virginia Dept. of Health

Margaret A. Tipple, MD

Medical Epidemiologist, Virginia Dept. of Health

Michael J. Welch, PhD

Human Service Manager, Community Health Programs, Richmond City Health District