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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Gineska Castillo, MD, MPH

Dr. Castillo is a highly motivated and results-oriented public health professional with a diverse background in both academic and practical settings. Her educational journey began with a medical degree, which was later complemented by a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from a prestigious U.S. university. Dr. Castillo is the current online MPH director, and she utilizes her public health skills to bless communities both state-side and globally. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and contributing to the well-being of communities, both locally and globally.

To connect with Dr. Castillo, email her at gccastillo@liberty.edu 

Dr. Robyn Anderson, Ph.D, MPH, MS

Dr. Robyn Anderson is our Director of Bachelor of Science Public and Community Health Program, and she has been teaching at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia for 8 years. Prior to moving to Virginia, she taught at Alma College, a private liberal arts college in mid-Michigan, for 22 years. Dr. Anderson attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received a BS in Health and Physical Education and an MS in Exercise Science; she then attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and a PhD in Chronic Disease Epidemiology.

Her ongoing research interests consist of assessing the relationship between physical activity and overweight/obesity in rural school children, visual screening in Head Start children, and conducting educational seminar/workshops on reproductive and women’s health in developing countries including Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. Dr. Anderson states, “The most favorite parts of my job are interacting with and teaching the students!”

To connect with Dr. Anderson, email her at randerson19@liberty.edu

Dr. Connie Huber DEdMin, MPH, CHES

Connie Huber is an associate professor in Liberty University’s School of Health Sciences. Within the School of Health Sciences, she teaches a range of courses on global health, women’s health, program planning and evaluation, and contemporary issues in public health.

Her research interests include U.S. social policy, human rights, grant compliance, women’s health framework, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and generational public health policy in Central America. Her current project is authoring curriculum on the Success Sequence and developing an optimal health framework for women’s health in Central America.

Prior to Liberty Dr. Huber worked with the U.S. government agency Family Youth Service Bureau. She is also furthering her education, as she is currently in the process of obtaining her second doctorial degree, specifically a Ph.D from Liberty University in Public Policy!

To connect with Dr. Huber, send her an email at ckhuber@liberty.edu

Dr. Darlene Martin, D.H.Ed, M.Ed

Dr. Darlene Martin has been a School of Health Sciences Faculty Member since 2010. She has taught both in the fields of athletic training and public health. Dr. Martin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Liberty University. She also earned her Doctor of Health Education degree from AT Still University of Health Sciences.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Martin came to Liberty University for school and eventually became an American Citizen. Dr. Martin began her career as a Certified Athletic Trainer and has worked at the collegiate and high school levels, as well as in clinical practice. She also spent some time teaching middle and high school and worked in school guidance counseling, utilizing her K-12 teaching licensure.

Now Dr. Martin teaches public health both residentially and online and loves teaching about health and wellness and the importance of health education in our society.

To connect with Dr. Martin, send her an email at dmmartin@liberty.edu 

Dr. Sharlee Burch

Dr. Sharlee Burch is the new President-Elect of The American Dental Hygienists’ Association!

She has been a part of the association for 25 years in a variety of local, state, and national leadership roles. Our department would like to congratulate Dr. Burch on such a prestigious position! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the University as well as your field of study!

If you would like to congratulate Dr. Sharlee Burch, please send her an email smburch@liberty.edu.

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