Dr. Michelle Teti has been named the Program Director for the new Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) in Public Health Program at the MU School of Health Professions. The degree was approved by the UM System Board of Curators earlier this month and is pending approval from the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Dr. Teti has a doctorate and a master’s degree in community and behavioral health, and has worked in numerous areas of public health during the last 20 years. Her experiences include work in local community health agencies, domestic and sexual assault centers, HIV clinics, and research-based academic institutions.
“Dr. Teti is passionate about public health and engaging students” said Dr. Rosemary Hogan, Department Chair of Health Sciences at SHP. “She is positioned well to connect public health education with community needs to prepare students to tackle the health challenges we face locally and nationally.”
“Dr. Teti has extensive experience in public health research and education at SHP and in the community, and she is a natural fit for leading this new degree program.” Said Kristofer Hagglund, Dean of the MU School of Health Professions.
Dr. Teti has identified initial objectives to promote early success of the program. “Enrolling students and getting them excited about public health is a major focus for me. My other primary goal is refining the curriculum, to ensure each student leaves our program equipped for a career in public health.”
The program will begin taking student applications in the Spring of 2017.