UMass Boston

Urban Public Health Faculty

Public Health Faculty & Research

Public Health faculty at UMass Boston are experts dedicated to their respective fields of training, research & scholarship, and teaching. They serve on regional, national, and international boards, providing leadership to their professional societies in which they have received recognition and honors. Please follow the links below for detailed profiles, expertise, areas of research, publications, and honors.

Core Faculty

Phil Nyakauru Gona, PhD, MPH
Phil Nyakauru Gona
Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
Expertise: Statistical Methods for Public Health


Alexander F More, PhD
Alexander F More
Associate Professor of Urban Public Health
Expertise: Climate change and health


Lingling Zhang, ScD, FAMIA
Lingling Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
Expertise: Health Equity


Affiliated Faculty

Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Laura L. Hayman
Professor, Department of Nursing
Expertise: Child and Adolescent Health


Ana Cristina Terra de Souza Lindsay, DrPH, DDS, MPH
Ana Cristina Terra de Souza Lindsay
Professor, Department of Exercise & Health Sciences
Expertise: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition


Ling Shi, PhD
Ling Shi
Associate Professor and Director of PhD in Nursing Program, Department of Nursing
Expertise: Child Health


Jessica Whiteley, PhD
Jessica Whiteley
Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
Expertise: Health Promotion Intervention