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About Frank V. Strona

Frank V. Strona is the Founder and Strategic Leadership & Personal Growth Collaborator at with a specialty in non-profit and diversity entrepreneurship. He holds a full-time position with the Centers for Disease Control's Division of STD Prevention as a Senior Public Health Advisor. He is on faculty at National University and is a highly recognized alumni and former lecturer in the Health Science and Recreation Department at San José State University with a focus in digital media and engaged learning in public health. He also served as the technical coordinator with Master's in Health Science, distance component from 2006 - 2012. He is a candidate Doctor of PhilosophyCreative Inquiry & Transformative Studies and currently completing his publication for review.


2011 - Present Adjunct Faculty Member, National University ‐ Department of Health Sciences
2003 - Present Senior Field Advisor/Coordinator of Internet Partner Services Workgroup, Centers for Disease Control ‐ Division of STD Prevention
2007 - 2012 Lecturer AY-A, Health Science, San Jose State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Health Disparities, Social Media & Health, LGBT, HIV/STD, Policy, Health Change Leadership, Digital Divide, Social Change, and Engaged Learning

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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Field Investigator – Centers for Disease Control, Division of STD & Prevention (2013)
  • Distinguished Alumni of the Year – San Jose State University, College of Applied Sciences and Arts (2012)
  • Presidential Award – Society for Public Health Education, 62nd Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Outstanding Domestic Field Public Health Advisor – National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (2008)
  • Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity (CEED) Award – San Jose State University, College of Applied Sciences and Arts (2007


  • Bumps & Bruises: Adapting Education Distance Learning Programs in the Workplace
  • Health Communication and Technology: Bridging the Digital Gap Towards Health
  • 21st Century Empowerment: A Community Toolkit
  • Health Ethics
  • Issues & Trends in Healthcare
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Health & the Internet
  • Health Communication & Technology


Present PhD(c), California Institute of Integral Studies
2004 - 2007 MPH, Public Health—Community Health Education, San Jose State University – San Jose, CA ‐ Dept of Health Science
1986 - 1987 BS, Quinnipiac University ‐ Management
1982 - 1986 BS, Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT ‐ Computer Information Systems

Contact Information

Frank Strona, MPH, PhD(c)
Strategic Trainer, Content Developer & Digital/Social Media Landscaper
p:415-305-9613 | m:415-621-4145 | | | a: 584 Castro Street, Suite 877, San Francisco, CA 94114


Publications/Media (5)

Articles (3)

Presentations (1)

Posters (1)