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Faculty | Master of Public Health

Don Galbadage

  • Associate Professor of Public Health

  • Ph.D. Philosophy in Medical Sciences Texas A&M University College of Medicine
  • M.P.H. Master of Public Health in Epidemiology University of Texas School of Public Health
  • B.S. Biology (minors in Chemistry and Mathematics) Texas Christian University

Don Galbadage’s teaching focuses on the disciplines of public health, medical sciences and applied health sciences. His areas of expertises are in epidemiology, biostatistics, disease control, preventative medicine, human physiology, pathology, microbiology, molecular biology and wellness promotion. Galbadage’s goal in teaching is that at the end of a course, students will be able to accomplish...


  • BIOS 236 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOS 236L Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • KNES 107 Lifetime Wellness 
  • KNES 350 Principles of Public Health Practice
  • KNES 456 Health Care Systems
  • KNES 460 Topics: Introduction to Epidemiology

Research Interests

  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Multidrug Resistance
  • Public Health

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Brent Peterson

  • Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Public Health

  • B.A., Concordia University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
  • M.P.H., CU Denver, Colorado School of Public Health

Brent Peterson’s teaching expertise is within the realm of physiology of human movement in research, clinical, and public health applications. His teaching portfolio includes Functional Assessment and the Prescription of Exercise, Contemporary Health and Conscious Consumerism, and Nutrition and Human Metabolism, Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Exercise, and Cardiovascular Physiology,...


  • Lecture, Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology, KNES 460 (Fall 2018)
  • Lecture, Nutrition for Health and Sport, KNES 440 (Spring 2018)
  • Lecture, Contemporary Health and Conscious Consumerism, KNES 460 (Fall 2017)
  • Lecture, Introduction to Community and Public Health, KNES 460 (Spring 2017)
  • Lecture, Exercise Prescription and Program Design, KNES 446 (Spring 2017/2018)
  • Lecture, Motor Learning, KNES 408 (Fall 2016/Fall 2017/Spring 2018)

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Mental Health
  • Medicine
  • Biological Sciences
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Science
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Exercise
  • Cancer
  • Metabalomics
  • Microbiomics

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Danielle Walker

  • Assistant Professor of Public Health

  • B.S. Public Health Education, California State University Northridge
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership Azusa Pacific University
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
  • A.S. Biological and Physical Sciences College of the Canyons
  • Certified Health Education Specialist, CHES National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing Certification Johns Hopkins University
  • COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Certification London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Danielle Walker’s teaching experience and interests include global health, epidemiology, community health, public health education, HIV/AIDS, health promotion, disease prevention, health behavior, and ethics. She was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the UTEP College of Health Science for her doctoral work on understanding the multidimensional factors that influence HIV testing...


Courses Taught

  • KNES 107, Lifetime Wellness
  • KNES 110, Walking & Running
  • KNES 450, Health Behavior Theory
  • KNES 452, Health Promotion Programming

Courses Developed

  • PHLT 510, Community & Global Health ONLINE (graduate)
  • KNES 310, Community & Global Health Hybrid
  • KNES 107, Lifetime Wellness ONLINE
  • KNES 450, Health Behavior Theory
  • KKES 452, Health Promotion Programming

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