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Jody Gan Professorial Lecturer Health Studies

Degrees
MPH, Boston University BA, University of Michigan

Favorite Spot on Campus
A chair in a sunny spot on the first floor of Katzen (when the tea shop is open!)
Bio
Jody Gan is a Professorial Lecturer in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Health Studies where she teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in public health and health promotion. With three decades of experience planning, implementing and evaluating health programs, Jody enjoys sharing her experiences and passion for health and wellness while teaching the “tools of the trade”. Prior to joining the faculty at American University six years ago, Jody worked for federal and state governmental health agencies developing health communication products and community outreach strategies for a wide range of programs that included tobacco control, universal testing for HIV/AIDS, Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, Medicare Part D, and the Affordable Care Act. A special interest of Jody’s is promoting health among young adults. For more than a decade she coordinated prevention programs for college students at the University of Maryland, and earlier in her career at American University. During the summer, Jody travels to the mountains of Honduras to assist a rural community with developing strategies and trainings to prevent teen pregnancy. Closer to home, Jody serves on the board of the Maryland Public Health Association, the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association, and as a volunteer with many health promotion efforts in the local community.
For the Media
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