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Jolynn Gardner

Director, Public Health Program Health Studies

Jolynn Gardner is the Director of the Public Health Program in the Department of Health Studies. Dr. Gardner has over 25 years of experience in undergraduate Public Health education. She earned a doctorate in Community Health Education and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University and she is certified as a Health Education Specialist. Dr. Gardner’s academic and research interests include undergraduate public health education and curriculum development; issues associated with stress, change and loss, particularly among young adults; drug abuse education and prevention; and healthy nutrition / lifestyle initiatives.


Ph.D. The Ohio State University, M.A. The Ohio State University, B.S. Iowa State University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Quad
CAS - Health Studies
Gray - 116
Contact Info
(202) 885-3943 (Office)

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For the Media
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See Also
Public Health Program


  • Summer 2017

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

public health, minorities and public health, stress management

Additional Information:

Gardner recently authored a textbook for college-level stress management courses titled From Stress to Strength: Increasing Optimism, Gratitude, and Resiliency (Cognella Publishing).

Media Relations
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