Jessica S. Kruger, PhD
Dr. Jessica S. Kruger, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, is a health educator whose research focuses on consumption and addictive behaviors, health behavior decision-making, and pedagogy in Public Health.
Laura Linnan, ScD
Dr. Laura Linnan, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has overseen the re-imagining, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Gillings MPH in three formats (residential, online and distance), with 13 concentrations and an integrated schoolwide Core. She has also worked collaboratively to achieve steady student enrollment growth and improved diversity within the 35 degree programs offered at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level; has worked with school and departmental leadership and student services professionals to re-organize how student services are delivered and overseen the revision of the schoolwide appointment, tenure and promotion process to create a more equitable system for all 230 fixed term and tenure track faculty members at Gilings School.
Karin B. Yeatts, PhD
Dr. Karin Yeatts, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, teaches courses ranging from undergraduate introductory public health to graduate-level introductory epidemiology, with a consistent focus on collaboration and experiential learning in the classroom.