MPH Director and Staff

The public health academic staff welcomes you! Our program is currently led by Dr. George Hack, Interim Director of the MPH Program.

George Hack

George Hack PhD, MEd

Associate Dean For Educational Affairs
Phone: (352) 273-6377

George Hack, PhD, MEd, is the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Hack received his PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Florida and has designed online and face-to-face instruction in a variety of environments, including secondary, undergraduate, graduate, professional, adult vocational training, and military schools.

At the University of Florida, Dr. Hack has served in various roles, working in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as a coordinator of extension nutrition education programs, teaching graduate and undergraduate technology courses in the College of Education, and as assistant director for instruction and information systems in the Health Science Center Libraries. He has also collaborated on the Compendium for Children’s Health with a team of international physicians, setting up an online environment for pediatricians to receive instruction in Community Pediatrics.

Dr. Hack’s research interests include human-computer interactions in learning as well as pedagogy influenced by situated and grounded learning theories. In addition, he has served ten years in the military, with four years of active duty in the Marine Corps.

Telisha S Martin

Telisha S Martin

Associate Director, MPH Program
Phone: (352) 273-6444

Telisha processes applications for admission to the campus MPH and campus certificate program. She also advises MPH students on curriculum related issues and plans of study for MPH students. Please contact Telisha for assistance with MPH applications or MPH plans of study.

Robyn E Smith

Robyn E Smith

Online MPH Academic Assistant
Phone: (352) 294-5772

Please reach out to Robyn for assistance with online program plans of study, online course registration, online course creation and management, online program admissions, questions about the MPH or certificate websites, or Public Health IT access issues.

Katherine D Pizarro

Katherine D Pizarro

Applied Practice And Outreach Director
Phone: (352) 273-7036

Please reach out to Katherine for assistance with general information, application and admissions procedures, campus visits, and guidance on educational pursuits for the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Public Health, Master of Public Health, and combined or certificate programs.

Aubrey A Bonsal

Aubrey A Bonsal

Administrative Professional II
Phone: (352) 273-6171

Aubrey serves as Administrative Support to the MPH Program and to Dr. Cindy Prins, Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs.