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About Yelena N. Tarasenko

Biograph, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
Dr. Tarasenko holds a DrPH degree from the University of Kentucky, where she majored in both epidemiology and health services management. She has also completed a post-doctoral Health Policy Fellowship with the Academy Health/National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Tarasenko is Certified in Public Health. She also holds a Master of Public Health, a Master of Public Administration, and a law degree.

Over the years, as PI and co-investigator, Dr. Tarasenko has provided conceptual, methodological (e.g., instrumentation and study design), and statistical (e.g., data collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and reporting) support for several university-, state-, and federal-funded projects, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies. She has also tested efficacy of theoretically and community-engaged intervention projects (e.g., on promotion of physical activity, consumption of fruits and vegetables, and disease management). Dr. Tarasenko has also developed the evaluation plans. A list of published work can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1TEfg-41GPGAs/bibliography/43511644/public/?sort=date&direction=descending

Details on research projects can be found in Dr. Tarasenko’s CV at https://works.bepress.com/yelena_tarasenko/about/.

While teaching doctoral and more recently, undergraduate students, she tries to bring her research into the classroom. She is a strong advocate for organizing courses around service learning projects and providing students with hands-on learning experiences. 

Disciplines: Epidemiology
Teaching Interests: Research methods (including epidemiologic); cancer and behavioral epidemiology; with service learning: grantwriting, strategic planning, evidence-based public health.

Positions

2017 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
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Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Department of
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2012 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Scholarship of the President of Russia to Study Abroad, The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2001-2002)
  • Recipient, Promising Practitioner Award, University of Kentucky (2001)
  • Recipient, AcademyHealth/NCHS Health Policy Fellowship, Academy/Health and NCHS (2011-2012)
  • Recipient, Cyber-Mentoring Program, Georgia Southern University (2013-2015)

Courses

  • Chronic Disease: A Modern Epidemic (PUBH 3131)
  • Health Organizations Strategic and Contingency Planning (PHLD 9333)
  • Cancer Disparities (PUBH 7898)
  • Research Methods (PHLD 9130)
  • Epidemiologic Methods (PUBH 8133)
  • Public Health Funding and Grantsmanship (PUBH 9135)
  • Cancer Epidemiology (PUBH 9233)

Education

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2011 Ph.D. in Public Health, University of Kentucky
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2009 M.S. in Public Health, University of Kentucky
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2004 M.S. in Public Administration, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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2002 B.S. in Jurisprudence, Vladimir State Technical University
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Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5057
Office: Hendricks Hall 2012

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Peer-Reviewed Publications (31)