Michael Yonas, DrPH

  Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Faculty profile at UPitt
Yonas Group at UPitt

myonas@email.unc.edu

may24@pitt.edu

Education
2004 John Hopkins School of Public Health DrPH, Child Health and Development/Public Health
1999 John Hopkins School of Public Health MPH, Maternal and Child Health
 
Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Injury prevention
  • Public health practice
  • Violence prevention
 
Research activities

Experience

  • Research utilizes innovative traditional and non-traditional qualitative and community-based and partnered research methodologies to identify and address the social and environmental factors, such as violence, affecting disparities in health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations
  • His interests, research and community work primarily focus upon the health and well-being of children and adolescents with a primary research commitment to the study and intervention development to moderate the impact of neighborhood-level stressors upon childhood asthma
 

Primary teaching areas

  • Qualitative research
  • Participatory research approaches (CBPR)
  • Social determinants of health
 

Primary Research areas

  • Injury and violence prevention for children and adolescents
  • Childhood asthma
  • Social and contextual influences on health of youth and communities
 
Staff/administrative responsibilities

As HB adjunct:

    • Advisor on special project(s)
    • Faculty research collaboration
    • Student research supervision
    • Informal research advice or technical assistance