Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh

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.

Juliana van Olphen

M.P.H., Department of Population and Family Health, UC Los Angeles; Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health at Ann Arbor Specialization:  Community-based participatory research; health impacts of incarceration and incarceration policies; drug policy and harm reduction. Current Projects: Conducts research on the health impacts of incarceration, with a focus on the impact of incarceration and drug policies on the health of women leaving jail.

Victoria Quijano

Victoria Quijano is a full-time lecturer and alum of SFSU’s Department of Health Education. She teaches undergraduate core sequenced courses, specifically HED 400: Introduction to the Health Education Professions and HED 431: Program Planning Implementation, and Evaluation. She is particularly interested strengthening in the integration of general education skills across the curriculum and within the discipline of HED. She would describe her pedagogy as student-centered and experiential, focusing on the learner.

Erik Peper

Education: Ph.D. in Psychology from Union Graduate School, the Union Institute and BA from Harvard University.

Field of Specialization: Psychophysiology of healing, applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, voluntary self-regulation, optimizing health at the worksite and Western perspectives of holistic health.

Lisa Moore

Education: Dr. Ph. in Community Health Education at U.C. Berkeley

Field of Specialization: Harm Reduction, Social and Behavioral Theory

Current Projects: Consumerism and public health, an investigation of activism and bureaucratization in harm reduction.

Richard Harvey

Richard Harvey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education where he teaches both Holistic Health and Health Ed courses. His research includes developing stress-reduction interventions for training increasing psychological courage and hardiness to reduce human stress.

José Ramón Fernández Peña

José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA - is Emeritus Associate Professor of Health Education at San Francisco State University where his work focused on health workforce diversity and cross cultural communication in health. He has a degree in medicine from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a masters’ degree in public administration from New York University. He is the founder and director of the Welcome Back Initiative (WBI) a program developed to assist internationally trained health professionals through the necessary steps to enter the US health workforce.

Michele Eliason

Mickey has a background in nursing and psychology and has had clinical and research experience in hospitals, clinics, community-based treatment agencies, and a womenʼs prison. Her research interests are in the areas of substance abuse and treatment, human sexuality studies, LGBT & queer studies, sexual health, and LGBTQ health. She is widely published in these areas. Her latest book, Improving Substance Abuse Treatment: An Introduction to the Evidence-Based Practice Movement, was published by Sage in 2007.