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New faculty spotlight: Idethia Shevon Harvey

Sept. 14, 2021 This is part of a series of Q&As introducing faculty who have joined the School of Health Professions for the 2021–22 academic year. See full list of new faculty. Idethia Shevon Harvey, DrPH Associate Professor of Health Sciences Health Professions Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence Dr. Harvey joined the MU School of Health Professions this summer as an associate professor of Health Sciences and the school's Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence. She researches chronic disease management and health disparities among rural and aging African Americans. She is teaching 2400 Contemporary Health Issues. How did you get into the field of public health? My bachelor’s degree is in Material Science Engineering, and so my first career was as an industrial engineer in Boston. At the same time, I was doing a lot of volunteer work — on weekends, I would go out and knock-on doors to get parents...

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