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Jody Gan

Instructor Health Studies

Jody Gan is an instructor in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Health Studies where she teaches Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Health Promotion, Multicultural Health, Lifetime Health and Fitness, and coordinates internships for public health students. With over 25 years of experience planning, implementing and evaluating health programs at the local, state, and national levels, she enjoys sharing her experiences and passion for health and wellness with her students. Prior to joining the faculty at American University, Jody worked as a contractor to governmental health agencies developing health communication products and community outreach strategies for a range of health issues and programs, including obesity prevention, tobacco use, HIV/AIDS, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act. A special interest of Jody’s is promoting health among young adults, and for more than a decade, she coordinated prevention programs for students at both the University of Maryland and American University. For the past two summers, Jody has traveled to a rural community in the mountains of Honduras to share her expertise and love for working with teens to improve their health. Jody is on the board of the Maryland Public Health Association and also contributes as a volunteer to a variety of health promotion efforts in the community.


MPH, Boston University
BA, University of Michigan

Favorite Spot on Campus
"The Dav"
CAS - Health Studies
Gray - 221
Contact Info
(202) 885-6872 (Office)

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For the Media
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  • Spring 2017

    • HPRM-294 Comm Service Learning Project: Intro to Health Promotion
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    • HPRM-294 Comm Service Learning Project: Intro to Health Promotion
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    • PUBH-194 Comm Service Learning Project: Introduction to Public Health
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  • Fall 2017

    • HPRM-294 Comm Service Learning Project: Intro to Health Promotion
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AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

European Union, Europe, U.K., Western Europe, comparative European politics, gloablization, transatlantic relations, TTIP, multinationas.

Additional Information:

Michelle Egan teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including: The European Union, Relations of West European Nations, International Relations of Europe, Comparative European Politics, Economics, and Society, Transatlantic Relations, Multinationals and Globalization, and Competition in an Interdependent World. She is also the faculty advisor for the European Studies Certificate, which is open to students from all disciplines and fields at the graduate and undergraduate level who wish to focus their studies on Europe.

Media Relations
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