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Jolynn Gardner

Director, Public Health Program Health Studies

Jolynn Gardner is the Director of American University’s Public Health Program. She earned a doctorate in Community Health Education and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University and she is certified as a Health Education Specialist. Jolynn’s academic and research interests include undergraduate public health education; issues associated with stress, change and loss, particularly among young adults; drug abuse education and prevention; and healthy nutrition / lifestyle initiatives. Jolynn recently authored a textbook for college-level stress management courses titled From Stress to Strength: Increasing Optimism, Gratitude, and Resiliency (Cognella Publishing).


PhD, The Ohio State University, Community Health Education
MA, The Ohio State University, Health Promotion Management
BS, Iowa State University, Exercise Science

CAS - Health Studies
Gray - 116
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(202) 885-3943 (Office)

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Public Health Program


  • Summer 2016

  • Fall 2016

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