Meet the Faculty of Benedictine's Master of Public Health Program
Faculty members teaching in the MPH program bring a wide range of academic credentials and practitioner experience to the online classroom. They have worked on corporate wellness programs, AIDS nonprofits and obesity research initiatives. They include Fulbright scholars and authors. Above all, they are teachers who will pass on their knowledge of public health and help you develop yours.
Dr. Bhagat is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Benedictine University.
Dr. Duffrin is a Professor of Public Health at Benedictine University. Prior to joining the faculty at Benedictine, Dr.
Dr. Makelarski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at Benedictine University. She joined Benedictine University in September 2019.
Dr. Polyak’s primary research interest is in public health services and systems.
Dr. Trask is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Benedictine University and holds a PhD in Community Health with a Specialization in Health Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also completed his undergraduate work.