Michael Yonas, DrPH

Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Health Behavior
Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh
Teaching Interests

- Qualitative research
- Participatory research approaches
- Social determinants of health

Research Activities

Interests:
- Cancer
- Injury prevention
- Public health practice
- Violence prevention

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

Staff/Administrative Duties

For the Department of Health Behavior:
- Adviser on special projects
- Faculty research collaboration
- Student research supervision
- Informal research advice and technical assistance

Education

DrPH, Child Health and Development/Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2004

MPH, Maternal and Child Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1999