Dr. Currier coordinates international practicum experiences for Master of Public Health students and co-leads a study abroad program in Ghana. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, she collaborated with community and government officials to establish rural health clinics. She has been a global health consultant for John Snow, Inc., Project Hope, the Carnegie Corporation, the Canadian International Development Agency, and other organizations, and has worked in Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Zimbabwe and Ghana. Dr. Currier holds leadership roles in local non-governmental organizations including the Sugar Smart Coalition and the Lansing Latino Health Alliance, and has helped organize a number of events including H1N1 vaccination clinics, local health fairs, and Outstanding Caregiver Awards for Latinos in the Lansing area. She has developed and teaches many Master of Public Health courses.
Dr. Currier is interested in cultural competence, pedagogical approaches to incorporating social justice and community engagement into public health education, and strategies to improve online teaching and learning.
Doctor of Public Health, Health Policy, 2002
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Public Health, Joint Degree: Public Health Policy and Administration/Population Planning and International Health, 1988
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Religion, 1981
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Public Health Courses Taught:
HM 101: Introduction to Public Health (Undergraduate)
HM 801: Introduction to Public Health
HM 832: Global Public Health
HM 836: Comparative Healthcare Systems
HM 837: Poverty and Public Health
HM 838: Cultural Aspects of Public Health Practice
HM 847: Public Health in Ghana: Methods for Community Practice
HM 848: Preparation for Public Health in Ghana: Methods for Community Practice
HM 867: Demography, Population Dynamics and Public Health
HM 891: Public Health Pre-Practicum
HM 892: Public Health Practicum
HM 893: Public Health Capstone
Community engagement and study abroad
Social justice and health inequities
Population planning and global health
Professional Activities or Current Research:
Michigan Public Health Association Editorial Board Member
Lansing Latino Health Alliance, Board Member and Secretary
Sugar Smart Coalition Lansing, Co-Chair
Recent Publications, Presentations:
Currier, C., Clements, J., Shah, R. & Bennett, A. (2023). Building community in response to COVID-19: Improving Student Interaction and Engagement in an Online Program. Submitted for publication to: Pedagogy and Health Promotion: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Phillips, S., Currier, C. & El Reda, D. Connecting the APE and the ILE: Revisiting the Student Path through Design and Assessment in an Online MPH Program. Oral presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, Arlington, VA, March 15-17, 2023.
Phillips, S., Currier, C. & El Reda, D. Expanding the High-Touch, Wrap-Around Student Success Model: Supporting Students from Enrollment through Graduation. Oral presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, Arlington, VA, March 15-17, 2023.
Currier, C., Malouin, R. & Akor, S. Sustainable Models for Global Academic Partnerships: Public Health in Ghana. Oral presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, Arlington, VA, March 15-17, 2023.
Currier, C., Hunt, L., Mansour, C., Delgado-Kipp, L., Soriano, J., Blanks, J. & Solis, L. Honoring Latino Healthcare Workers: Promoting Diversity through Award and Example. Roundtable presentation American Public Health Association Conference, Boston, MA, USA, November 6-9, 2022.
Phillips, S., Currier, C., & Weisbrod, R. Increasing Student Engagement with a Student Advisory Board in an Online Graduate Program. Oral presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, Washington, DC, March 22-24, 2022.
Currier, C., Clements, J., Champine, R. & Bennett, A. Building Community in Response to COVID: Improving Student Engagement in an Online Program. Oral presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, Washington, DC, March 22-24, 2022.
Currier, C., Thompson, J. & Jordan, T. (2021). Reinforcing IPE Core Competencies with Interprofessional Volunteer Experiences: A Deeper Look into the Michigan COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Hotline. Poster presentation American Public Health Association Conference, Denver, CO, USA, October 23-27, 2021.
McCullough, W., Miller, K., & Currier, C. (2021). Advising Students to Enhance Student Engagement, Success and Professionalism in an Online Master of Public Health Program. Poster Presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, March 23-25, 2021. Online.
Malouin, R. & Currier, C. (2020). Identifying Opportunity and Advancing Best Practices in Online Graduate Programs. Poster presentation at Michigan State University Spring Conference on Teaching, Learning & Student Success, May 4-6, 2020, East Lansing, MI. (Conference canceled).
Currier, C. & Malouin, R. (2020). Evolution of a Community-Engaged Public Health Applied Practice Experience in Ghana. Poster presentation Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Conference, March 18-20, 2020, Arlington, VA., USA. (Conference canceled).
Barajas, C. B., Barajas, R., Furr-Holden, C. D., McCullough, W. & Currier, C. (2019). Obesity and Employment: Impact of Physical and Sedentary jobs among Latinos. Poster presentation American Public Health Association Conference, November 2 – 6, 2019, Philadelphia, PA., USA.
Currier, C. (2019, August 8). Global Health and Poverty: A Look “Upstream.” Invited presentation, Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education International Workshops, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI.
Currier, C. & Gordon, L. (2019, June). Public Health in Ghana: Lessons Learned from a Community-Engaged Study Abroad Program. Poster presentation 2019 International Symposium on Global Community Engaged Learning, June 24-29, 2019, Ho, Ghana.
Malouin, R. & Currier, C. (2019, May). Best Practices in Online Graduate Program Instruction and Administration: A New FLC. Poster presentation Spring Conference on Student Learning & Success: Cultivating Curiosity for Teaching, Learning and student Success, May 6-8, 2019, East Lansing, MI.