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Neil Hann

Chair & Lecturer
Associate Director

Neil Hann, MPH, CHES

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-8001, x47722

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 465

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

Email: Neil-Hann@ouhsc.edu

Biography

Professor Hann serves as Chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences (HPS), and works with HPS Faculty who train students to become builders and translators of scientific knowledge and conduct research for the advancement of individual, family, and community health. As the Director of Experiential Learning, Director of the Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program, and Liaison to the Oklahoma State Department of Health for the College, Professor Hann has been a critical leader in strengthening efforts in experiential learning for MPH and BPH students. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, he dedicated 34 years of service to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. During this time, he led several important initiatives that have improved public health efforts in Oklahoma. As Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Professor Hann provided oversight for 68 county health departments and major program areas: WIC, MCH, Sooner Start, Child Guidance, Family Support and Prevention, Record Evaluation, and Dental Health. As Chief of the Community Development Service, he led the activities of a major service area focused on building healthy communities through collaborative partnerships. With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he implemented the successful Turning Point initiative in Oklahoma.

Education

Education:

  • MPH, Health Education, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1982
  • BS, Biology, Oral Roberts University, 1981

Appointments

Appointments:

  • Chair Department of Health Promotions Sciences, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2021–present
  • Director, Bachelor of Public Health Program, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2021–present
  • Lecturer, Department of Health Promotions Sciences, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2020–present
  • Director, Experiential Learning, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2020–present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Promotions Sciences, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2017–2020
  • Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Community and Family Health Services, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2012-2017
  • Chair, American Journal of Public Health Editorial Board, 2007-2008
  • Chief, Community Development Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2001-2012
  • Principal Investigator, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1988-2001
  • Deputy Chief, Health Promotion and Policy Analysis Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1996-2001
  • Director, Office of Tobacco Use Prevention, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1994-1996

Teaching:

  • PHCH 4106 BPH Cumulative and Experiential Public Health Activities
  • PHCH 4113 BPH Public Health Capstone
  • CPH 7003 Integrated Public Health Practice
  • CPH 7941 Practicum Preparation Seminar

Research

Research Interests:

  • Tobacco Use Prevention
  • Behavioral Risk Factors
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Community Engagement and Partnership Development
  • Public Health Policy

Publications

Link to Professor Hann's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Tolma, Eleni L., Marshall K. Cheney, David C. Chrislip, Derek Blankenship, Pam Troup, and Neil Hann. A Systematic Approach to Process Evaluation in the Central Oklahoma Turning Point (COTP) Partnership. American Journal of Health Education. Vol. 42, No. 3, May/June 2011.
  2. Balcazar, Hector, Mary E. Northridge, Georges C. Benjamin, Farzana Kapadia, and Neil E. Hann. Resolving Conflict. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 99, No. 3, March 2009. pages 394-396.
  3. Tolma, Eleni L., Marshall K. Cheney, Pam Troup, and Neil Hann. Designing the Process Evaluation for the Collaborative Planning of a Local Turning Point Partnership. Health Promotion Practice. June 5, 2008. http://hpp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/1524839907311574v1.
  4. Hann, Neil E., Mary E. Northridge, Georges C. Benjamin, and Hector Balcazar. Prepared to Serve Public Health. American Journal of Public Health. 2007 97: S12-S14, 10.2105/AJPH.2006.109405.
  5. Hann, Neil E. Transforming Public Health through Community Partnerships. Preventing Chronic Disease. [serial online] 2005 Nov. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2005/nov/05_0072.htm.