Faculty and Staff

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Director, Public Health/Associate Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 220

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi is associate professor of public health and director of the undergraduate and graduate programs in public health. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi's research interests include comparative health care systems, nutrition and health, and health policy.

Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi has a passion for public health and teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of the field. She is a public health expert for local media and has appeared on over 40 televised interviews regarding various public health issues. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi has been active in service to the University of Evansville and the broader community. She was selected to be a University of Evansville Global Scholar where she traveled to India to conduct research on comparative health systems. Further, Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi was the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi holds a DrPH in public health management, an MPH in health care organization and policy, an MBA in health care management, and a BS in psychology, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Bill Stroube

Dr. Bill Stroube

Chair/School of Health Sciences/Director/Health Services Administration Program

Graves Hall 218

Bill Stroube is professor of health services administration and director of the health services administration graduate and undergraduate programs. Before joining the University of Evansville faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the US Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Stroube maintains an active research program and has authored and co-authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care marketing and strategy, health care regulatory issues, medical ethics, and public health. He is a member and officer of several professional societies. He is past president of the Division of Biology and Medicine of the American Nuclear Society and is the past president and current board member of the international Business and Health Administration Association. He has served on the organizing committee for the past five International Conferences on Health Care Systems.
Stroube has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000, he has taught 17 summer classes in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. He has spent a total of five months in China during the past six years, including teaching five-week courses in Hangzhou, China, during the summers of 2009, 2011, and 2013. His popular comparative health systems courses in England have been attended by health care professionals and students from more than 25 universities.
He has been active in service to the University and has served as chair of the Faculty Senate. A past recipient of the Dean's Teaching Award, he was presented the University of Evansville Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2008 May Commencement.
Su Jin Jeong

Dr. Su Jin Jeong

Assistant Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 227

Su Jin Jeong is an assistant professor of public health in the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Jeong received both her DrPH and MPH degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BA degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama. Dr. Jeong has extensive global experience, having traveled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, and has conducted public health research both in the U.S. and in developing countries. Dr. Jeong’s background is in Maternal and Child Health, with specific research interests in health disparities, minority health, immigrant health, global health, access to care, organizational collaboration, and needs assessment and evaluation.
William McConnell

Dr. William McConnell

Assistant Professor/School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall 215

Will McConnell received his MPH in behavioral and community health as well as a PhD in epidemiology and health economics from the Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington. Dr. McConnell also received his law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Health Sciences, Dr. McConnell spent a number of years working in health care administration and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the IU School of Public Health in Bloomington. Interdisciplinary by training, his research is focused on the methods of measurement in public health and healthcare. Of particular interest is the measurement of quality in healthcare and the policy and economic implications of using patient-reported health outcomes as the basis for improving the value of healthcare in the US. Dr. McConnell also works at the intersection of ethics and epidemiology in the context of ‘big data’ and the use of aggregated data for public health surveillance. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. McConnell maintains ongoing community-based research collaborations with hospitals and health organizations, both in the state of Indiana and nationally, providing academic expertise to the design, implementation, and evaluation of population-based health assessments and programs.


Mrs. Cynthia Felts

Mrs. Cynthia Felts

Student Services Specialist/Health Srvcs Administration
Graves Hall 217

Mrs. Cheryl Shafer

Mrs. Cheryl Shafer

Administrative Assistant/EXSS
Graves Hall 219

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