Dr. Gina Piane

School of Health and Human Services
Community Health

Personal Information
Dr. Gina Piane has more than 30 years' experience in the Public Health Field. Dr. Piane is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has experience working with diverse communities and patients of all ages and backgrounds. She taught MPH students at Northern Illinois University and California State University, Long Beach before coming to National University as the director of the Master of Public Health program. Dr. Piane conducts research in Health Behavior and International Health. Her most current research studies investigate the evidence-based interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Piane is a faculty member of Delta Omega, the honor society for Public Health, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, and the Southern California Public Health Association. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Piane has traveled extensively with students studying the health care issues and systems of India, Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Chile, Ecuador, and Brazil.

Most Recent Publications
(2009) “Short-term Study Abroad: Lessons from the Field” accepted for publication in The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.

(2009) “Public Health Ethics” Long Beach Business Journal, June 30, 2009.

(2008) “Evidence-based practices to reduce maternal mortality: A systematic review” Journal of Public Health August 2008; doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdn074).

(2008) “Maternal mortality interventions: A systematic review” submitted to the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, February 12, 2009.

(2008) “Maternal Mortality Correlates by Nation” submitted to the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, February 12, 2009.
(2008) “Drinking behaviors, expectancies and social norms among college women” Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, volume 52 #1, p 67-79.

Incentive Award for Internationalizing the Curriculum, California State University Long Beach

President’s Award, Illinois Public Health Association

Program Evaluation Award in Community Health, United States Dept. of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control

Outstanding Achievement in Health Promotion, United States Dept. of Health and Human Services

Illinois Health Promotion Award, Illinois Dept. of Public Health

Significant Contribution to Health Education Award, Illinois Society for Public Health Education

Contact Details

School of Health and Human Services
(714) 429-5474