Marietta Orlowski PhD, MCHES

MariettaMarietta Orlowski PhD, MCHES is an associate professor of community health at the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Global Health. A certified, Health Education Specialist, she also serves as the health promotion and education director for the Wright State University Masters in Public Health Program. Dr. Orlowski has devoted her career towards educational initiatives to improve community health such her earlier work as a health educator teaching weight management and smoking cessation classes in eastern Kentucky and her more current focus working with local school districts on federally-funded programs to improve the nutrition of school-provided meals. For example, Dr. Orlowski serves as the project evaluator for OHIO Smarter Lunchrooms, an organization dedicated to improving school-based nutrition. Her innovative and community-centered work has led her to receive the 2016 Distinguished Health Educator Award from the Ohio Public Health Association.

Dr. Orlowski teaches courses that focus on the social and behavioral determinants of health and on health program planning and evaluation. She also is involved in research that examines health behaviors of children and adolescents.

Dr. Orlowski earned a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, and Masters of Arts from Moorehead State University, and PhD in health promotion and education from Ohio State University.

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