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Gabbi Westbrook

Instructor, Associate Director of the Center for Public Health Practice

Gabrielle Westbrook, MPH

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-8001, x46776

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 443

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104



Gabbi is an Instructor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences and acts as the Operations Manager for the Center for Public Health Practice. In this role, she works to coordinate and align health preparedness and disease prevention efforts in the state. Gabbi is passionate about integrated public health and healthcare systems and believes that evidence-based health policies and multi-sector cooperation are critical for effective emergency response systems. She received a BS from UCO and a master’s degree in Public Health concentrating in Health Administration and Policy from the OUHSC Hudson College of Public Health. Throughout her time working on her BS and MPH, Gabbi worked in various roles surrounding grassroots policy advocacy, grant-making and management, and outpatient clinical care.



  • MPH, Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2023
  • BS, Community/Public Health, University Central Oklahoma, 2020


Research Interests:

  • Quality improvement in public health practice
  • Health resource allocation and stewardship
  • Community engagement and partnership development



  1. Westbrook, G., Heather, H., Naqvi, O., Neuwald, S., Hann, N., Cox, G., McFerron, P., Wendelboe, A., and Bratzler, D. (2023). Achieving a Healthy Oklahoma: Cross-sector cooperation to improve public health preparedness and pandemic response. Health Security,
  2. Zhao J, Kim M, Westbrook, G, Bratzler DW. A comparative study of COVID-19 emergency funds allocated to the health sector: US, UK, and Canada. Health Policy. 2022 Jun;126(6):493-503. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.03.012. Epub 2022 Mar 27. PMID: 35504751; PMCID: PMC8957716