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You will find here some basic information about me as a teacher, and also the classes I teach. I have taught in the Health Education department at CCSF since 2004 (

I am no longer the coordinator  of the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate in the Interdisciplinary Studies Dept but you can get more information about the certificate at or you can contact Lauren Muller

About Me:

I have been teaching at CCSF since 2004, and have over 20 years of experience in adult education and community health.  My work has touched on issues of human rights, violence prevention, gender, leadership development, cross-cultural understanding, workforce development and community mobilization. I love teaching at CCSF because of the diversity of students, the commitment of the faculty and the opportunity to make a difference.  My classes are highly interactive, with activities, discussion and video in addition to lecture. I currently serve on the Executive Board of the faculty union, AFT 2121.  I received my Masters in Public Health (Community Health Education) from U.C. Berkeley in 1998. 

The Courses I Teach:
I have taught a number of different courses at City College.   Each course has a link to another page, with more info on it.

HLTH 54: Introduction to Public Health (online)           (fall 2014)
(Please note - while you may see HLTH 54 listed in the summer 2014 schedule, it is not open to enrollment.  It is a closed-cohort class.)

HLTH 48:  Violence as a Public Health Issue                (spring 2014)

HLTH 221: Health and Social Justice                            (fall 2013 - not teaching this in fall 2014)

HLTH 33: Introduction to Health and Wellness          (fall 2013 - not teaching this in fall 2014) - Team taught with Darouny Somsanith, MPH

HLTH 221 is part of the Metro Academy of Health and is limited to students in Metro.  For more information about Metro, contact Beth Freedman at 239-3513 or visit this website:

HLTH 48 is open to all students (no prerequisites) and it is also part of the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate.   For more information, see the subpage titled Trauma Certificate or go to

Do you have questions about how to log in to Insight (for online courses or extra course materials)? 

Check out this site with detailed support and tips for students:

Do you want to change the name that appears in Insight to identify you? 

Click here to get more information on how!  Or if you are already in my class, you can email me about it!

More about HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health - ONLINE
  • There is an optional in-person orientation in the first week of each semester.  For Fall 2014, it will be held on Thursday, August 20, from 5:30-6:30, in Rosenberg 414.
  • There are no on-campus exams - all work is completed online.
  • There are no books to purchase - all readings are online.
  • This is NOT a self-paced class.  You must keep up with weekly assignments.
  • Online courses are neither easier nor harder than in-person classes, just by the fact of being online. 
  • This course requires a fair amount of reading and writing.  More than some students expect.

More about HLTH 221: Health and Social Justice
  • This class is primarily for students in the Metro Academy of Health. 
  • For Metro students, this class is in a "learning community" with English 1A.
  • There is a required Reader (available at Copy Edge) for this course.
More about HLTH 48: Violence as a Public Health Issue (Prevention Strategies)
  • In Spring 2014, this course will be offered on Mondays, 4:10-7:30 pm, from Jan. 27 to May 19.  As in other Health Ed courses, consistent attendance is expected.
  • This course is open to students in the Trauma Prevention & Recovery Certificate - and also to those who are not in the certificate program.
  • The course has two required books (Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun and Youth Violence- available at CCSF Bookstore) and additional required ONLINE readings, using Insight.
  • This course includes a optional service-learning component - an opportunity to volunteer at a community agency involved in violence prevention for approximately 20 hours during the semester, and to write about your experience there.