Brenda Kirkwood, MPH, DrPH, has been actively involved in national efforts to expand undergraduate public health education and strengthen the public health workforce. As a researcher and educator, she has collaborated with a number of academic and public health workforce organizations. Her recent research explored the adoption of public health curricula in community colleges, contributing to Healthy People 2020, a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has held faculty and administrative positions in academic affairs at American University and the University at Albany, State University of New York. Prior to her career in higher education, Brenda held positions with the New York State Cancer Registry and the Bureaus of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Injury Prevention within the New York State Department of Health.
Brenda received her Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College, Master of Public Health from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and her Doctor of Public Health from The George Washington University.