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Jasmine Cave

Instructor, Recreation

Jasmine Cave

Office:  Pulliam 216D

jcave@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Healthcare policy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Para-Equestrian Sports
  • The benefits of exercise for older Adults.

Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, MPA, M.S., and B.A.


Tina Colson

Senior Lecturer, Recreation

Tina Colson

Office:  Davies 152

tcolson@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Training and development of leisure services employees
  • Factors affecting employee retention
  • Planning and designing of recreational facilities
  • Facilitation of therapeutic and inclusive programs for people with disabilities
  • Fieldwork placement and supervision.

Educational Background: 

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.
  • Illinois State University, B.S.


Brian Croft

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education-Touch of Nature

Brian Croft

Office:  Davies 150

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Professional Interests:

  • Outdoor Experiences and Mental Health
  • Outdoor Experiences and Leadership Development
Educational Background:
  • B.S. Recreation 
  • M.S. Ed. Outdoor Recreation 
  • Ph.D. – In progress, Indiana University


Lori Dewald

Assistant Professor of Practice (Public Health)

Professional Interests:

  • Traditional college students/student athletes health
  • Judging Coordinator for National Student Case Study Competition in Health Education
  • Journal of Health Education Teaching Editor-in-Chief

Educational Background:

  • B.S. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
  • B.S. Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
  • M.Ed. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Jeffery Evans

Instructor, Public Health

Jeffery Evans

Office:  Pulliam 314

ejeffery@siu.edu

 

Professional Interests

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Health welfare

Educational Background

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.Ed., and B.S.


Gabriele Hoffmann

MPH Program Director, Assistant Lecturer

Gabriele Hoffmann

Office:  Pulliam 308B

gabriele.hoffmann@siu.edu

Professional Interests:

  • Experiential Learning
  • Fieldwork Placement and Supervision
  • Rural Health

Educational Background:

  • Physician Assistant Diploma, Schleswig-Flensburg Technical College, Flensburg, Germany
  • B.S., University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • M.S., University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 
  • EMT, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL


Alissa Hollmann

Instructor, Recreation

Alissa Hollmann

Office:  Davies 153

hollmann.alissa@siu.edu

 

Professional Interests

  • Pro-conservation behavior outcomes from Environmental Education experiences
  • Resident Camp Programming & Administration
  • Leadership Development through Adventure Education
  • Wilderness Medicine

Educational Background

  • Illinois State University, M.S.
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S.


Wiley Jenkins, PhD, MPH, FACE

Division Chief, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Population Science and Policy

Wiley Jenkins

217-545-8717

wjenkins@siumed.edu

My primary responsibilities include developing and managing the science and research direction of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, pursuing individual and collaborative research in opioid misuse, cancer disparities and sexually transmitted disease epidemiology, and providing education and mentoring to students and staff.


Jun Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Recreation

Jun Kim

Office:  Davies 118

jkim@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Psychological/Therapeutic effects of scenic beauty with sensory factors
  • STEM Education using by Art & Recreation factors (STREAM)
  • Global recreation exchange program development
  • Leisure philosophy and quality of life
Educational Background:
  • University of Utah, Ph.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S.
  • Université de Limoges, M.A.
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, B.S.


Miriam Link-Mullison

Adjunct Instructor, Public Health

Miriam Link-Mullison

Office:  Pulliam 216B 

miriam.link-mullison@siu.edu

 

Professional interests:

  • Rural health
  • Coalition building
  • Public health administration
  • Workforce development

Educational background:

  • B.S. in Dietetics, Iowa State University
  • M.S. in Community Health Education, University of Utah


Justin McDaniel

Associate Professor, Public Health

Justin McDaniel

Office:  Pulliam 319

jtmcd@siu.edu

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Professional Interests: 

  • Military service members and veterans 
  • Behavioral health
  • Health geography and geographic information systems (GIS) 
Educational Background: 
  • B.B.A, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University 
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ashmqCQAAAAJ&hl=en


Keisha Robinson

Assistant Professor of Practice (Public Health)

Professional Interests:

  • Public Health Interventions
  • Epidemiological health disparities and inequities dealing with chronic disease among women and minorities

Education Background:

  • B.S.   University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • MPH   Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
  • Dr.PH   University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Emily Tanner

Instructor, Recreation

Emily Tanner

Office:  Davies 156

emily.tanner@siu.edu

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Professional Interests

  • Outdoor-based Experiential Education
  • Nature-based Learning Environments for Children
  • Adventure Education
  • Environmental Ethics for Outdoor Educators

    Educational Background:
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, B.A.


Heather Tillewein

Public Health Undergraduate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Practice (Public Health)

Heather Tillewein

Office:  Pulliam 312

hatqnf@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • LGBTQ Health 
  • Sexual Health 
  • Women's Health

Educational Background:

  • B.S.   University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • MPH   University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Ph.D.   Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP

Department Chair, Department of Population Science and Policy

Sameer Vohra

217-545-7939

svohra97@siumed.edu

My primary responsibility involves leading the Department of Population Science and Policy to achieve its goal of researching, designing, and implementing innovative solutions to improve the health of central and southern Illinois.  I also see children in my general pediatrics practice as a member of SIU Healthcare. 


Meredith Volle, MD, MPH

Education Director, Department of Population Science and Policy

Meredith Volle

217-545-8977

mvolle@siumed.edu

My primary responsibility for the Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) is to innovate the population science and prevention curriculum for undergraduate medical students at SIU School of Medicine and to oversee all aspects of PSP education to engage with students, residents, faculty and staff. 

I also work as a general pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics.