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ZUPENDA M. DAVIS-SHINE

Dr. Davis-Shine is the Director of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Program and an Assistant Professor of Public Health at La Salle University. She holds her doctorate in Public Health from Drexel University with a concentration in Community Health and Prevention.  She received her MPH from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health (now Rutgers School of Public Health) and her BSPH degree from Rutgers University.  She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and a trained Domestic Violence Advocate.
Dr. Davis-Shine has 20 years of health education experience with non-profit organizations. Her areas of research include HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, intimate relationships, urban health, men’s health and health and wellness. She is passionate about higher education, improving the health status and quality of life for vulnerable populations and advocating for underrepresented groups whose voices should be heard. In addition to increasing awareness of domestic violence on college campuses; she is interested in exploring the health effects of emotional, mental and verbal abuse and conducting research to assess how violence impacts academic success, social interaction, and intimate relationships among college students.
Prior to joining La Salle, Dr. Davis-Shine served as a Training Specialist for the PA/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center of the Health Federation of Philadelphia, where she coordinated trainings for HIV clinical and non-clinical providers; provided technical assistance to AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) in the city of Philadelphia; successfully secured funding and managed grants for educational programming; and supervised various initiatives, community planning committees and practicum students. She has held previous positions at the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative; New Jersey Primary Care Association and University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, Center for Health Behavior and Communication Research. 
Dr. Davis-Shine is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE), Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI), National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)-Delaware Valley Chapter, Philadelphia College of Physicians – Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 
Some of Dr. Davis-Shine’s distinctions include being inducted into Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Beta Omega Chapter (Drexel University) June 2013 and receiving the Red Ribbon “Community Leader” Award from the University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board December 2013.

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