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Theresa M. Horner

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    Position: Chair, Assistant Professor of Public Health

    Department: Public Health, Health Science, Medical Science

    Office: Library 309

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    About Dr. Theresa M. Horner

    Dr. Theresa M. Horner is a proud Saint Francis University alumna and newly appointed Director of the Public Health Program, School of Health Sciences.  She returned to Saint Francis University in January 2017 as a Visiting Assistant Professor and assumed the directorship in May 2017.  Dr. Horner’s most recent appointment was with the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as Executive Director, Office of Health & Counseling Services.  During her 15 year tenure she garnered a depth of experience across the field of Public Health ranging from prevention to pandemic preparedness and has presented at the international level on the topic of Campus Safety & Crisis Prevention.  She authored and implemented the Healthy Campus Initiative (2009), and served the University as an active member of many committees, most especially the Critical Incident Response Team.  She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award (2008) for her work in the area of Disability Services and was recognized by the Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for Campus Alcohol & Drug Prevention Efforts (2012). 

    Dr. Horner’s research interests include emergency preparedness, environmental aspects of public health, and eradication of the drug epidemic.

    Dr. Horner is passionate about the value of University – Community Partnerships and serves the Saint Francis University community as an Advisory Board Member, Dorothy Day Outreach Center; Faculty Advisory Board Member, Office of Service and Learning; and the Alumni Board Member, Office of Alumni Engagement.