Department: Health Science

Department: Health Science

Shannon Peters, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests  Impacts of systemic oppression, discrimination, and trauma on mental health of marginalized individuals (e.g., race, LGBTQAI+, immigration status, etc.)  Transgender healthcare and mental health  Gender-based violence response and prevention  Institutional corruption and financial conflicts of interest in psychiatry and psychology  Medical neoliberalism and depathologizing normative distress in global mental health  […]

Dustin Allen, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practical Interests Dr. Allen’s interests are broadly focused on integrated autonomic responses to various forms of stress.  Throughout his career, he has investigated the control of blood pressure during heat stress, thermoregulatory control during exercise, peripheral responsiveness to intradermal thermoregulatory agonists, and overall autonomic dysfunction caused by Multiple Sclerosis. His continued interests […]

Lindsey Locks, MPH, ScD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Professor Locks has experience working with non-governmental organizations, UN Agencies, and academic institutions working in global health research, programs, and policy. She has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her fields of expertise include: Global Health Nutrition Epidemiology Quantitative and qualitative research methods Maternal, child and adolescent […]

Bria Dunham, PhD, MPH, CPH

Selected Publications Dunham, B. (2016). Homebirth midwifery in the United States: Evolutionary origins and modern challenges. Human Nature, 27, 471-488. Campbell, L., Cronk, L., Simpson, J., Milroy, A., Wigington, T., & Dunham, B. (2009). The association between men’s ratings of women as desirable long-term mates and individual differences in women’s sexual attitudes and behaviors. Personality […]

Eileen B. O’Keefe, MD, MPH

Research Interests Public health, social determinants of health, health inequities, epidemiology, maternal and child health Background Eileen B. O’Keefe, MD, MPH is a clinical professor in the Department of Health Sciences, a physician, and public health professional. Dr. O’Keefe joined the Boston University faculty in 2004 as the inaugural director of the Health Science Program, […]

Shelley M. Brown, PhD, MPH

Background Shelley Brown, PhD, MPH is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. Dr. Brown’s research focuses on the key linkages between health, human development and human rights, especially women’s mental health during the perinatal period. She is currently involved in a number of research projects in the United States and South […]

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

No other undergraduate program at Sargent College opens the door to so many career possibilities. Our approach to health science is interdisciplinary. Our focus is on global public health. And our expertise lies in preparing students to excel in a wide range of health care environments—or to enter graduate study for careers in medicine, clinical […]