Anna Monahan

Faculty Associate
Director of Internships Human Physiology
Lecturer, Health Science Department, Sargent College


BS, Suffolk University; MS, Northeastern University; PhD Candidate, Simmons College


Clinical Exercise Physiology; Cultural Literacy as it relates to International Service Learning


Anna Monahan joined Boston University in November 2009. Anna Monahan is a Lecturer in the Department of Health Science, and Director of Internships in the Human Physiology Program. Anna received her MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Northeastern University and is pursuing a PhD in Health Professions Education at Simmons College. Previously she was a practicing Clinical Exercise Physiologist in a hospital north of Boston and a Wellness Director for a community center for people living with AIDS and HIV.

Anna’s teaching interests include Field Experience in Human Physiology; Exercise Aging & Health; Clinical Exercise Physiology; and Courses related to Service Learning and Community Engagement.

Her primary research interests are in Cultural Literacy as it relates to International Service Learning. Anna has co-founded and co-directed a successful Sargent-wide service learning program for the past four years in collaboration with a colleague. The Sargent Service Learning Program offers students a unique opportunity to participate in faculty led service-learning experiences which promote health education, empower communities, and cultivate educated compassionate global citizens. This program enables faculty and students to work effectively with other health care professionals and educators in cross-cultural situations.

Anna resides with her family in Lowell Massachusetts in a historical textile mill building. In her free time she enjoys exploring the city for its architecture, local art, and cuisine as well as participating in community events and fundraisers.