Theresa A. Scorcia Wilson, PhD, MPH, is 14-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Community Health, the state’s health department. She is assigned to the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit and manages the Cardiovascular Health, Physical Activity, and Nutrition Section. Additionally, Teri is a part-time faculty member for Central Michigan University’s Global Campus. In this capacity, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public health.
“I’ve enjoyed working with public health at the state level in Michigan,” Dr. Scorcia Wilson said. “However, my ultimate professional goal is to obtain a full-time position in academia. The ability to focus on teaching and conducting research to further practice-based evidence and programming in maternal and family health would be a dream come true!”
Dr. Scorcia Wilson earned a master of public health and doctorate from the USF College of Public Health in Tampa. She concentrated in maternal and child health and the Department of Community and Family Health served as her academic home. Although she was not in an online degree program, with the support of her committee members Robert McDermott, PhD, Karen Perrin, PhD, MPH, and Ellen Daley, PhD, Teri completed her dissertation on a long distance basis, while living and working full time in Michigan.