Worthen, Miranda E
Assistant Professor, Health Science & Recreation
Program Coordinator, Health Science
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- Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 2012
- Master of Philosophy, International Development, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, 2006
- Bachelor of Arts, Government, Harvard Univ, Massachusetts, United States, 2001
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Dr. Worthen is an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University. She directs the undergraduate Health Science / Public Health Program in the Health Science & Recreation Department.
Dr. Worthen teaches Epidemiology (HS 161) and Global Health (HS 176) in the undergraduate program and Epidemiology (HS 261) in the MPH Program.
Dr. Worthen's research focus is at the intersection of public health and social justice. Her current work examines disparities in college student experiences from a student-centered perspective. From 2006-2010, she was the Co-PI on a participatory action research study with young mothers in West Africa who had been child soldiers. That work has been widely cited, including in the UNICEF Paris Principles. From 2009-2012, Dr. Worthen directed a mixed-methods study aimed at understanding reintegration challenges for U.S. Veterans. Dr. Worthen worked on grants supporting youth risk prevention programming at the Native American Health Center in Oakland from 2012-2014 and was the PI on a community based participatory research study on tobacco cessation with Native Youth from 2014-2015.
Dr. Worthen regularly teaches participatory research methods, including at a weeklong CBPR Training Institute hosted at San Francisco State University.