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My office hours in Spring 2015 semester:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 - or by appointment.  I can also make appointments for us to meet by phone, Skype or Google Hangout, if you are unable to come to campus during my office hours.

You will find on this site some basic information about me as a teacher, and also the classes I teach. I have taught in the Health Education department at CCSF since 2004 (http://www.ccsf.edu/healthed).

I am no longer the coordinator  of the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate in the Interdisciplinary Studies Dept but you can get more information about the certificate at  www.ccsf.edu/trauma or you can contact Lauren Muller

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 has touched on issues of human rights, violence prevention, gender, leadership development, cross-cultural understanding, 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 highly interactive, with activities, discussion and video in addition to lecture. I currently serve on the Executive Board of the faculty union, AFT 2121.  I received my Masters in Public Health (Community Health Education) from U.C. Berkeley in 1998. 

The Courses I Teach:
I have taught a number of different courses at City College.   Each course has a link to another page, with more info on it.
In Spring 2015 I will teach HLTH 48: Intro to Public Health (Mondays 4-7) and HLTH 38: Trauma Response & Recovery (Wednesdays 4-7).

HLTH 54: Introduction to Public Health (online)           (fall 2014)
(Please note - while you may see HLTH 54 listed in the summer 2014 schedule, it is not open to enrollment.  It is a closed-cohort class.)

HLTH 48:  Violence as a Public Health Issue                (spring 2015)

HLTH 38:  Trauma Response and Recovery                    (spring 2015)    


I also sometimes teach HLTH 221, HLTH 90C HLTH 33, and HLTH 53 - but not in the 2014-2015 year.

HLTH 221 is part of the Metro Academy of Health and is limited to students in Metro.  For more information about Metro, contact Beth Freedman at 239-3513 or visit this website:  http://www.ccsf.edu/metrohealth

HLTH 48 and HLTH 38 are open to all students and they are also part of the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate.   HLTH 48 has no prerequisites, but HLTH 38 does have prerequisites.  For more information, see the subpage titled Trauma Certificate or go to http://www.ccsf.edu/trauma.

Do you have questions about how to log in to Insight (for online courses or extra course materials)? 

Check out this site with detailed support and tips for students:
https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/etd-student-help/

Do you want to change the name that appears in Insight to identify you? 

Click here to get more information on how!  Or if you are already in my class, you can email me about it!


More about HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health - ONLINE
  • There is an optional in-person orientation in the first week of each semester.  For Fall 2014, it will be held on Thursday, August 20, from 5:30-6:30, in Rosenberg 414.
  • There are no on-campus exams - all work is completed online.
  • There are no books to purchase - all readings are online.
  • 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.  More than some students expect.
  • SPRING 2015:  The online sections of HLTH 54 will be taught by Amanda Rittenhouse.  
  • FALL 2015:  I expect that I will again be teaching HLTH 54 online.



More about HLTH 48: Violence as a Public Health Issue (Prevention Strategies)
  • In Spring 2015, this course will be offered on Mondays, 4:10-7:00 pm.  Jan. 12 is the first day of class.  As in other Health Ed courses, consistent attendance is expected.
  • This course is open to students in the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate - and also to those who are not in the certificate program.
  • The course has two required books (Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun and Youth Violence- available at CCSF Bookstore) and additional required ONLINE readings, using Insight.
  • This course includes a optional service-learning component - an opportunity to volunteer at a community agency involved in violence prevention for approximately 20 hours during the semester, and to write about your experience there.

More about HLTH 38: Trauma Response and Recovery
  • In Spring 2015, this course will be offered on Wednesdays, 4:10-7:00 pm.  Jan. 14 is the first day of class.  As in other Health Ed courses, consistent attendance is expected. 
  • This course is open to students in the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate - and also to those who are not in the certificate program.
  • Prerequisite - to take HLTH 38, you must have passed one of the following courses already:  HLTH 25 or 27 or 30 or 48 or 60 or 64 or 67 or 100 or WOMN 54 or CDEV 100
  • The course has one required book (Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman- available at CCSF Bookstore), a recommended book (Healing from Trauma by Jasmin Lee Cori) and additional required ONLINE readings, using Insight.