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About Nandi A. Marshall

Biography, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
Dr. Marshall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health and is the Armstrong Campus Program Director for the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Dr. Marshall holds an MPH from East Stroudsburg University and a DrPH from Georgia Southern University. Dr. Marshall is also a certified health education specialist. 

Dr. Marshall has over 15 years of community engagement experience including fostering partnerships and relationships with grass roots organizations, state coalitions, non-profits and national associations, particularly around health inequities. These experiences, along with her completion of the Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program and the Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), have contributed to her commitment to addressing the social determinants of health through community engagement, enhancing student leadership, and conveying the importance of achieving health equity. Dr. Marshall has also worked with both Rural and Urban populations to identify and address barriers in various community health issues. 

Dr. Marshall has served as a member and leader in numerous public health organizations including the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the American Public Health Association. She currently serves as the Chair of the Science Board, Co-Chair for the Joint Policy Committee, and as an Ex-Officio member of the Executive board for the APHA (2018-2019). Additionally, she serves as the Education and Training Co-Lead (2018-2019) for the Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GASOPHE) and as a member of the CRASH committee for the United States Breastfeeding Coalition (USBC), which focuses on equity issues in breastfeeding. 

Dr. Marshall has been a faculty member since Fall 2013 and has been involved in securing grants as a PI, Co-PI, and contributor in community based programming and participatory research including a recently funded (2018) CDC REACH grant (Savannah H.O.P.E.) on which she is leading the breastfeeding initiative.

Disciplines: Community Health Behavior and Education
Teaching Interests: Public Health Planning and Evaluation, Health Inequities, Addressing Social Determinants of Health, Community Health


August 2021 - Present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Office of Academic Affairs
2020 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Department of Health Policy & Community Health
2013 - 2020 Assistant Professor, Jiann- Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Inductee, Sigma Alpha Pi, The Society for Leadership and Success (2005)
  • Inductee, Eta Sigma Gamma, National Professional Health Science Honorary Society (2005)
  • Inductee, Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society (2006)
  • Recipient, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2006)
  • Recipient, Graduate Student of the Year, East Stroudburg University (2006)
  • Recipient, Alumna of the Year, National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (2008)
  • Recipient, Health Education Newcomer Award, GFPHE/GASOPHE (2009)
  • Recipient, Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship Award, SOPHE (2009)
  • Inductee, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society (2009)
  • Inductee, Delta Epsilon Iota, International Honor Society (2009)
  • Recipient, Golden Key, International Honor Society (2010)
  • Recipient, Phenomenal Faculty, Armstrong Magazine (2015)
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (2015-2016)
  • Recipient, Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow (2017-2018)


  • Public Health Practicum (PUBH 7675)
  • Independent Study: Determinants of Health (HSCP 3730)
  • Health and Human Development (HSCP 4010)
  • Health Promotion Methods (HSCP 3740)
  • Social Impact on Health (PUBH 7600)
  • Health and Sexuality (PUBH 5575)
  • Women and Minority Health Issues (PUBH 5570)
  • Public Health Planning and Evaluation (PUBH 7500)
  • Health Promotion Theory (HSCP 3730)
  • Health Planning (HSCC 4015)


2012 Ph.D. in Community Health Behavior and Education, Georgia Southern University
2006 M.P.H. in Community Health Education, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
2004 B.A. in Religious Studies, Spelman College

Contact Information

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 344-3307
Office: University Hall 154 H


Journal Articles (8)

Book Chapters (1)

Peer-Reviewed Presentations (34)