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Part-Time Assistant Professor

Lake Shore Campus

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After a challenging undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago and a graduate degree in history during the 1960s, I went to Brazil as a Peace Corps volunteer, returned, and got into health at the Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. Then, I started one of the first hospital-based community health promotion programs in the U.S. Next, I worked at the American Medical Association for 10 years. I have always been interested in global health, so after “retiring,” I have been teaching global health at University of Illinois-Chicago and Loyola. I am also active with American Public Health Association and the American Heart Association.


BS in Social Science, Loyola University Chicago
MA in History, Indiana University
PhD in Public Health & Health Promotion, Union Institute

What prompted you to pursue your field?

My former professor (at UIC and friend, Dan Swartzman) recruited me and I am a proud Loyola grad.

What called you to or attracted you to Loyola?

My passion for justice.