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Michael Yonas, DrPH

Michael Yonas, DrPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Interests

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

Research Activities

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

- 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


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

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