Meet Our Faculty

Lisa H. Gren, PhD

Lisa Gren, PhD, MSPH is an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. Dr. Gren has earned a BS degree in microbiology, MSPH in Public Health, and PhD in Public Health. She teaches Introduction to Biostatistics (PBHLT 6100) and Public Health Systems and Services (PBHLT 6500). Dr. Gren is the Director for the Univ... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Quality Improvement, Clinical Trials of Screening and Disease Management, Population Health Evaluation, Practice Transformation, Refugee Integration


Won Ho Lee, PhD

Dr. Won Ho Lee is an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Public Health. He is a doctoral-trained chemical engineer who also holds an MPH degree. He has worked for twenty five years in the chemical industries in Korea developing chemical processes and catalysts. Dr. Lee receiv... Read More


Christina A. Porucznik, PhD, MSPH

Associate Chief for Education, Division of Public Health

Dr. Christina A. Porucznik is an Associate Professor and Associate Division Chief for Education in the Division of Public Health. She is a doctoral-trained epidemiologist who served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Utah Department of Health before joining the faculty in 2005. She ... Read More

Research Interests: Breastfeeding, Children's Health, Environment and Public Health, Overdose, Pregnancy, Women's and Reproductive Health


Karen C. Schliep, PhD, MSPH

Karen Schliep, PhD, MSPH is an assistant professor in the Division of Public Health. She completed her bachelor's degrees in English from Carleton College (Northfield, MN) and Biology from the University of Utah and her MSPH and PhD in Public Health from the University of Utah. Dr. Schliep completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship... Read More

Research Interests: Biopsychosocial Mechanisms of Women's Health and Illness Using Time-Varying Covariates Across the Lifespan, Life Course Epidemiology, Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology


Tejinder P. Singh, BDS, MDS, MPH

Tejinder P. (TP) Singh, BDS,MDS, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health.  He joined the Divison of Public Health as an Adjunct Instructor and has played a key role in fostering academic collaborations and engaging communities promoting the practice of Public Health globally. He is also working for the School of Den... Read More

Research Interests: Adolescent Nutrition, Community Engagement, Cultural and Gender Studies, Health and Legal Literacy, Malnutrition Among Children, Social Determinants of Health


James A. VanDerslice, PhD

Interim Chief, Division of Public Health

Jim VanDerslice, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health. His research focuses on evaluating human exposures to chemical and microbiological hazards in the environment. Several of his studies have examined contaminants in drinking water and foods, and their effects on infants and children. He utilizes Geographic Information S... Read More

Research Interests: Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in the Environment, Community Health Needs Assessments, Drinking Water Quality, Exposure Assessment Using GIS and Environmental Modeling, Historical Exposure Characterization, Improving Water and Sanitation Interventions, Statistical Analysis of Environmental Data, Transmission of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms via Fecal-Oral Routes

Specialties: Epidemiology


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