Faculty and Staff
Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi
Director, Public Health/Associate Professor/School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 220
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
Chair/School of Health Sciences/Director/Health Services Administration Program
Graves Hall, Room 216
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.
Dr. Su Jin Jeong
Assistant Professor/School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 227
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. Cynthia Felts
Graduate Studies Specialist/School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 217
Mrs. Cheryl Shafer
Administrative Assistant/School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 219