Master of Public Health



Master of Public Health

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Program Directors

Julie Hoff, Ph.D., MSN
Program Director
Director and Associate Professor, Deicke Center for Nursing

Dr. Hoff received her baccalaureate of science in nursing from Rush University. She earned a master's in public health, master of science in nursing, and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in bio-behavioral science. She returned to Elmhurst after serving as the director of innovations and outcomes for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. A long-time resident of Elmhurst, she has had prior connection with Elmhurst College, having taught as an adjunct faculty member in the degree-completion program for cohorts at several area hospitals. Dr. Hoff has numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical and nursing journals and has served on several NIH research grant teams.

Terry (Mary Teresa) Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor, Deicke Center for Nursing

Ms. Johnson has worked as a certified family nurse practitioner for 30 years in a variety of community settings that all share a common focus: providing preventive and primary health care to people who face socioeconomic, linguistic or cultural barriers that limit their access to health care. Ms. Johnson’s interests center on public and community health, particularly in response to the needs of families and immigrant and refugee populations.  She maintains memberships in the American Nurses Association, the Illinois Society of Advance Practice Nurses and the American Public Health Association.

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