|Institution||College of Medicine|
|Department||Public Health Sciences|
|Address||500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033|
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Director, Community Sciences and Health Outcomes Core, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Director, Public Health Preparedness Option, Professional Masters in Homeland Security
SECONDARY APPOINTMENT(S)/ INSTITUTE(S)/ CENTER(S):
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Health Policy and Administration
Family and Community Medicine
GRADUATE PROGRAM AFFILIATIONS:
Public Health Sciences
Public Health Preparedness, Homeland Security
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
V.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1988
Preventive Medicine Residency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1990
Management Development Program, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 2007
Dr. Lengerich is an epidemiologist who uses participatory, data-based approaches to develop, test, and disseminate evidence-based strategies for the clinic and public health. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Department of Agriculture, Health Resources and Service Administration, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as professional and non-profit organizations. Dr. Lengerich is principal investigator for the Northern Appalachia Cancer Network, a community-academic partnership begun in 1992 to reduce cancer health disparities in rural communities of Pennsylvania and New York. The NACN was recognized in 2009 by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities for engaged scholarship. In collaboration with the NACN, Dr. Lengerich has led randomized, community-based studies for minority and Appalachian populations. He has used small-area analysis to identify hot spots of cancer and has led the development of web-based atlases and geospatial analytic toolkits to inform public health practice and policy. Dr. Lengerich also investigates diseases that affect both human and animal populations, leading to a collaborative, one-health, approach to disease prevention and public health preparedness. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Lengerich was director of chronic disease epidemiology for the state of North Carolina. From 1988 to 1991, he was an epidemiologist with the CDC in Atlanta Georgia, during which time he conducted outbreak investigations related to crytosporidiosis, giardiasis, asthma, and salmonellosis. He helped develop national public health data policy by serving on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics from 2000 to 2004. Dr. Lengerich enjoys mentoring pre- and post-doctorate scholars and teaching resident and on-line graduate courses in public health preparedness and epidemiological research methods.
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