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Martinique Free Director, Public Health Scholars Program Department of Health Studies

PhD, Southern Illinois University, Health Education
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Communicable Disease and Behavioral Health Science
BS, North Carolina A & T State University, Laboratory Animal Science

Dr. Free is Director of the Public Health Scholars program and Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her PhD in Health Education and MPH in Communicable Diseases and Behavioral Health Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Free has a variety of professional and volunteer experiences in Public Health within community-based organizations as well as on the local and state levels conducting HIV incidence and surveillance. Dr. Free’s other important areas of interest include reproductive justice and women’s health in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) populations, health equity, and understanding cultural relevance as it relates to health promotion and disease prevention.

Courses taught at AU include
PUBH 340-Fundamentals of Epidemiology, HPRM 245-Multicultural Health, and
HPRM 335-Health Promotion and Program Planning.
See Also
Humanities Truck Fellow
Humanities Truck Project Website
Martinique Free on Linktree
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Summer 2022

  • HLTH-211 Emerging Issues Public Health

Fall 2022

  • HLTH-110 Introduction to Public Health

  • HLTH-111 Public Health Scholars Lab

  • HLTH-194 Comm Service Learning Project

  • HLTH-340 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Spring 2023

  • HLTH-245 Multicultural Health

  • HLTH-340 Fundamentals of Epidemiology