About me

Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

Kristin completed her BS in Psychology at Penn State University, MPH in Global Health at Emory University, and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Her doctoral research examined the reproductive health of women working in China’s electronics factories and found associations between job strain and pelvic pain, urogenital infection, and poor mental health.

She completed her postdoctoral work with the United States Army Public Health Command leading outbreak investigations on suicide and sexual assault. She has led and collaborated on projects in Bangladesh, China, Georgia, Ghana, Peru, Senegal, Sudan, the United States, and Zambia. Her research has examined social, biomedical, and mental health outcomes and has informed wider clinical and public health initiatives.

Currently, Kristin is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of International Initiatives in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Penn State University College of Medicine.


Demonica L. Jones, MPH, MSW

Dissertation Title: Inclusive sexuality education for sexual and gender minorities: Examining the effects of sexuality education of sexual gender minority adolescent and emerging adults’ sexual behaviours and health.

Tarek B. Eshak, DrPH, MPH, MD

Dissertation Title: Retention in care among people living with HIV: The syndemic effects of substance abuse, depression, and type 2 diabetes and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

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