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Tufts Public Health

Jennifer Pustz

Instructor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Jennifer Pustz

Instructor
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Campus: Boston

Biography

Jennifer Pustz, PhD, MS, MPH, is an assistant researcher and instructor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine whose research and experience is at the intersection of public history, histories of science, illustration, and domestic workers, historic preservation and built environment studies, and the power of place in public health and nutrition. After a two-decade career in public history, she studied epidemiology and biostatistics as her public health concentration for the MPH and nutrition communication and behavior change for her MS in nutrition, in order to pursue a new career. Jennifer currently works on Dr. Thomas J. Stopka’s research team as a spatial analyst for several grant projects that address aspects of the opioid crisis in Massachusetts and the United States as a whole. She also has a passion for integrating physical and mental health into academic environments as a teacher of Tai Chi and mindfulness meditation.

Education

  • PhD, University of Iowa, American studies; MPH, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • MS, Nutrition Interventions, Communication and Behavior Change, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • MA, American studies and Art History, University of Iowa; BA, Art History, Northern Illinois University