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In the Fall 2017 Semester I teach HLTH 54 (2 sections online and 1 section face-to-face on TTh 11:10-12:25 in MUB 361).  

You will find on this site some basic information about me as a teacher, and also the classes I teach. I teach in the Health Education Department at City College of San Francisco (http://www.ccsf.edu/healthed). The chair of Health Education is Beth Freedman.  I also work with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department (http://ccsf.edu/idst) as the coordinator of certificate programs. The chair of Interdisciplinary Studies is Lauren Muller.  I also work with the college SLO Coordination Team on evaluating student learning across the college.

About Me:

I have been teaching at CCSF since 2004, and have over 20 years of experience in adult education and community health.  My work (in and out of the classroom) has touched on issues of human rights, violence prevention, gender, leadership development, workforce development and community mobilization. I love teaching at CCSF because of the diversity of students, the commitment of the faculty and the opportunity to make a difference.  My classes are interactive in style. I received my Masters in Public Health (Community Health Education) from U.C. Berkeley in 1998.  

I have a particular interest in teaching about the social determinants of health. I created a website with materials for faculty and students interested in this topic, during my last sabbatical.

More Information on the Courses I Teach in Fall 2017:

HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health - ONLINE
  • There is an optional in-person orientation in the first week of each semester.  For Fall 2017, it will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 5:30-6:30, in Rosenberg 414.
  • This course uses CANVAS.
  • If this class is full, put yourself on the electronic waitlist (open until the first day of instruction). I will add students from the waitlist as space becomes available.  Most students on the waitlist usually get added.  I usually do not add students who are not on the electronic waitlist.
  • There are no on-campus exams - all work is completed online.
  • REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (in addition to online readings in Canvas) is Introduction to Community & Public Health, 9th Edition, by McKenzie and Pinger. It is available (new or used) from the CCSF Bookstore and many online booksellers; it is also available to rent.
  • This is NOT a self-paced class.  You must keep up with weekly assignments.
  • Online courses are neither easier nor harder than in-person classes, just by the fact of being online. 
  • This course requires a fair amount of reading and writing. Plan to spend 9 hours a week on this course.
  • This class is open to all students - and meets a requirement for the A.S. degree in Health Education.


HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health - Face to Face Section
  • In Spring 2017, this course will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:10 - 12:25 in MUB 357. August 22 is the first day this class meets.  
  • This course uses CANVAS.
  • You can add this course online -- there is space. You can also come to the class or come to the Health Education office to get an add code, or email me, if you wish to add the class.
  • REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (in addition to online readings in Canvas) is Introduction to Community & Public Health, 9th Edition, by McKenzie and Pinger. It is available (new or used) from the CCSF Bookstore and many online booksellers; it is also available to rent.
  • This class is open to all students - and meets a requirement for the A.S. degree in Health Education.
  • This course requires a fair amount of reading and writing. Plan to spend 6 hours per week on homework, in addition to the 3 hours per week of class.

HLTH 48: Violence as a Public Health Issue (Prevention Strategies)
  • Offered Spring semesters.