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Dr. Nicole Porther

Assistant Professor, Biology

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A specialist in public and community health and the coordinator of the Community Health Education program.  She earned a B.S. in Biology, a Master in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Biology, and she will be certified as a Community Health Education Specialist.  She has taught Introductory Public Health and Foundation of Environmental Health Science, among other courses, and she displayed a clear vision for our program in Community Health Education. Dr. Porther plans to focus her research on the cultural, social and environmental barriers and inequities involved in the prevalence of renal disease, as well as on molecular markers of renal disease.  Other areas of research interest include effectiveness of new pedagogical techniques and environmental health. In the 2017-2018 academic year Dr. Porther will teach Intro to Community Health Education, Health Promotion and Planning, Bioethics, and Anatomy & Physiology II, and she will supervise internships in community health education.  In the future she will also teach Epidemiology, Research Methods in Epidemiology and other courses in her area of expertise.

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