MPH-PHP

Daniel S. Gerber

Daniel Gerber

Professional Title: 

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of the online MPH in Public Health Practice program, and Senior Lecturer

Department: 

Email: 

Telephone: 

413-545-1003

Campus Address: 

308 Arnold House

Education: 

B. S., University of New York College at Buffalo, 1976; M.P.H., Hunter College, 1982; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1995

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Community Health, Partnership, Adult Learning

Research Description: 

In 1996 following up on his dissertation research of how to establish community health partnerships, Dr. Gerber followed the pedagogy developed and has established partnerships throughout Massachusetts for undergraduate and graduate public health programs. He was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society in 2011 and nominated to be spotlighted in 2012. To learn about his research for successful pedagogy for undergraduate and graduate public health education, view the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society spotlight website. Today, Dr. Gerber is the School's Academic Dean. His most recent accomplishment (2011) is being the Principal Investigator for a $2.4 million Public Health Training Center grant.

Key Publications: 

Cheryl Lynn Addy, Daniel Shea Gerber, David Thomas Dyjack, Connie J (editors), Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States,  Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion, 2015.

Megan Griffin , Gloria T. DiFulvio , and Dan Gerber. Benefits of peer advising in a Public Heath Sciences Undergraduate Program. Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States,  Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion, 2015.

Gerber, D, & Koerbel, L. Undergraduate Degree in Public Health Sciences, Bachelor in Science & 4 Plus 1 BS/MPH. AAC&U/APTR Website, 2011.

Stevens, K, Gerber, D, & Hendra, R.. Transformational Learning through Prior Learning Assessment. "Higher Education Outreach and Engagement", Adult Education Quarterly Vol 60 No 4, August 2010, pp. 377-404.

Penelope S. Pekow

Professional Title: 

Research Assistant Professor

Department: 

Email: 

Telephone: 

413-545-1872

Campus Address: 

406 Arnold House

Education: 

A.B., Brown University, 1977; M.S.P.H. University of North Carolina, 1982; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1991.

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Analysis of observational data

Research Description: 

Analytic methods for use with large observational databases with multi-level hierarchical data, with applications in comparative effectiveness studies, variation in delivery of care, and outcomes of healthcare delivery.

Key Publications: 

Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Steingrub JS, Lindenauer PK. What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States? J Crit Care. 2012, (4):414-9.

Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Rothberg MB. Association of Diagnostic Coding With Trends in Hospitalizations and Mortality of Patients With Pneumonia, 2003-2009, JAMA 2012 Apr; 307(13):1405-13.

Lindenauer PK, Pekow PS, Lahti MC, Lee Y, Benjamin EM, Rothberg MB. Association of corticosteroid dose and route of administration with risk of treatment failure in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. JAMA. 2010; 303(23):2359-67.

Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach AD. Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians. N Engl J Med 2007; 357(25):2589-600.

Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Mamidi DK, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Perioperative Beta Blocker Therapy and Mortality Following Major Noncardiac Surgery. New England Journal of Medicine, 2005; 353:349-61.

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