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Part-Time Instructor, Healthcare Administration

Lake Shore Campus

  • Mervin serves as the Assistant Commissioner in the Bureau of Community Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Mervin serves as the Bureau of Community Health's operations, fiscal, grants, and administrative lead, while supporting the Healthy Chicago 2025 city-wide health improvement plan. Prior to joining CDPH, Mervin spent over nine years at Advocate Aurora Health, most recently serving as the Director of the Transition Support Program/Programa de Apoyo de Transición, launching and leading a four-hospital health care safety net program in the Central Chicagoland and South Chicagoland area. Mervin also co-founded and led the Anti-Racism/Anti-Hate Collaborative at Advocate. 
    At the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Mervin serves on the Adjunct Faculty, teaching the Fundamentals of Health Equity course. Mervin is also a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity and Social Justice.

    • Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management, Loyola University Chicago
    •  Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago

    Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

    Research Interests
    • Community Health Program Implementation and Sustainability
    • Immigrant Health Equity
      Male Allyship for Women Leaders in Public Health