“Every day in the classroom is exciting,” says Meg Henning, who appreciates the small class sizes at Keene State and the ability to know and work with her students as individuals, academics, and professionals. She hopes they leave her classes with the ability to think critically, and works to instill in them passion for their work, a sense of commitment, and the skills needed to support positive health.
Degrees and Credentials:
- Harvard School of Public Health, Takemi Fellow, International Health, Boston, MA
- Oregon State University, Doctor of Philosophy, Health Promotion and Health Behavior, Concentration in International Health, Corvallis, OR
- Columbia University, Master of Arts, Health and Behavior Studies, New York, NY
- New England College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Minor in Wellness, Henniker, NH
Dr. Henning’s work has examined health conditions, including health disparities, health education, and community interventions, from a cross-cultural perspective. Dr. Henning is interested in global health, and focuses on the problems of mobilizing, allocating, and maintaining limited resources to improve health.
- Assistant Editor, Ecology of Food & Nutrition Journal, Taylor & Francis – 2011-present
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, 2005-2010, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
- Data Analyst/Health Educator for fetal-infant mortality review, Maternal Child Health Prevention Programs, 2007-2008, Lane County, Department of Health, Eugene, OR
- Communication Specialist/Health Educator, Society for Family Health/Population Services International, 2003-2004, Lusaka, Zambia
- Assistant Program Coordinator/ Health Educator, Project Safe and Project Stay Safe, 2001-2003 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
- Teacher/volunteer, Data Rescue Center, 1999, Nairobi, Kenya
Awards & Accolades:
- Takemi Fellow, International Health, 2012-2013
- Collaborative Leadership workshop, Harvard School of Public Health, 2013
- Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Education, 2011-present
- Lambda Chapter of the National Honor Society, Oregon State University, 2009
- Ruth E. Warnke Tuition Research Award, Oregon State University, 2008-2009
- Thayer Raymond Fellowship for Research, Oregon State University, 2007-2008
- International Leadership Award, Columbia University, New York City, 2002
- KAPPA DELTA PI, International Honor Society in Education, Columbia University, 2002
Selected Professional Work (representative publications):
Public Health Approaches to the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Case Study (in press). Henning, Margaret, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire. Indira Nair, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA.
American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2012: Breastfeeding workplace law and university lactation programs: Translating policy into action. Meg Henning, MA, PhD, Health Science, Keene State College and Takemi Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health; Violet D. Beets, MPH, PhD Candidate, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina; Meghan Anthony, BS, Health Science, Keene State College; Rudolph, Fedrizzi, MD, Director, Community Health Clinical Integration, Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH. Henning, Margaret, Ph.D.; Chi, Chunheui, M.P.H., Sc.D.; Exploring Factors Associated with a Teacher's Self-Efficacy in HIV-Prevention Education in Lusaka, Zambia. International Journal of Equity in Health 2012, 11(Suppl 1). Cartagena Colombia, 2011. (Selected for publication from 6th International Equity in Health Conference.)
Personal: Traveling, hiking, being with my family and friends.
“If you want to go fast . . . go alone. If you want to go far . . . go together.” —African Proverb