Faculty Profile

Dr. Cheryl Merzel, Dr.P.H.

Cheryl Merzel, Dr.P.H.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Professional Interests

Cheryl Merzel, DrPH, MPH, MS has over 20 years’ experience in public health education, research, evaluation, program development, and advocacy. Dr. Merzel’s research interests include the design and evaluation of community-based health promotion interventions and the development of community capacity to engage in public health efforts.  She also is interested in developing approaches to support communities in translating public health research to relevant, evidence-based practice.  Much of her work focuses on tobacco control and on maternal and child health.

She is currently part of the evaluation team for the Bronx Healthy Start Partnership, a federally-funded community-based program to improve the health of pregnant and parenting women and their infants, for which the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is grantee.  Dr. Merzel also engages in pedagogical research with a particular focus on student development of public health competencies and skills and qualities related to professionalism. She is currently Clinical Associate Professor at New York University College of Global Public Health.

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