Faculty and Staff
Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi
Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of Public Health Programs
Room 220, Graves Hall
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.
Dr. Bill Stroube
Professor of Health Services Administration and Director of Health Services Administration Program
Room 216, Graves Hall
- Ph.D. in Analytical and Nuclear Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
- M.B.A. in Finance, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
- B.S. Chemistry, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky Biography
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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Stroube maintains an active research program, and has authored and co-authored over 70 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 eight International Conferences on Health Care Systems and served as Chairperson for two of these conferences.
He has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000, he has taught seventeen summer classes in various formats in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. His popular 5-week and 10-day comparative health systems courses in England have been attended by health care professionals and students from over thirty universities. He was an Adjunct Professor in 2017 and 2018 at IMS Union University in Dehradun, India. Since 2017 he has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning at the University of Nottingham in England.
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.
Dr. Su Jin Jeong
Director of the Institute for Public Health / Associate Professor
Room 227, Graves Hall
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. She was currently chosen for the University of Evansville Global Scholar Award for 2018-2019 to pursue research and collaborative work regarding post-partum care differences in the U.S. versus South Korea and the implications of that difference as related to infant and maternal mortality. Dr. Jeong is also actively involved in assisting students with conducting their own research and implementing community outreach programs. Dr. Jeong’s specific research interests involve health disparities, minority health, immigrant health, global health, access to care, community health, organizational collaboration, and needs assessment and evaluation.
Mrs. Erin Obenchain
Administrative Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Room 219, Graves Hall
Mrs. Cheryl Shafer
Graduate Studies Specialist, School of Health Sciences
Room 217, Graves Hall