Currently, the Department has entered impaction status, as approved by the CSU Chancellor's Office. The CSU Chancellor's Office defines impaction as "the number of applicants exceeding the number of available spaces in an academic program." In an effort to best serve our students, we have revised our declaration process. The following is information for prospective Health Education students interesting in majoring in Health Education.
Marty Martinson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. She received her Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and her Masters in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include critical gerontology, political economies of aging and health inequities, social constructions of healthy aging, and qualitative approaches to public health inquiry.
Jessica Wolin has over 18 years of experience in community-based participatory planning with both youth and adults as well as in strategic planning; organizational development; technical assistance and training; and, program development and management. Jessica has served in leadership and consulting roles at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Alameda County Public Health Department and several local non-profits working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Education: ScD. in Social Epidemiology, Harvard University, School of Public Health and MPH from SF State
Field of specialization: Policy, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health; Racial/Ethnic and Class Disparities in Health; Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Immigrant Health Trajectories in multinational contexts.
Current projects: Epidemiologic research on: the socioeconomic gradients in overweight/obesity and multilevel analyses examining the influence of neighborhood environments on obesity.