University of Saint Joseph
School of Health and Natural Sciences (SHNS)
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2791
Raouf N. Boules, Ph.D.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Charles Morgan, Ph.D.
Director of the Graduate Program
Ellen Anderson, Ph.D.
Leonidas Jones, Ph.D.
Diane Dean, Ph.D.
Director of the Graduate Program
Ekaterina Lioutikova, Ph.D.
Theodora Sirota, Ph.D., APRN, CNL
Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
Graduate Clinical Coordinator
Melissa J. Mokel, Ph.D., APRN-BC
Director, RN - BSN Program
Gina Reiners, Ph.D., APRN
Graduate Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Certificate Programs
Janet Knecht, Ph.D.
Director of Traditional Undergraduate and Accelerated Nursing Programs
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies Office
Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Studies Office
Margery Lawrence, Ph.D., RD
Chair and Graduate Director, Nutrition and Public Health Department
Katie Martin, Ph.D.
Director of the Public Health Program
Director of the Dietetic Internship Program
Jocelyn Mullins, DVM, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Margot Zaharek-Girgasky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Public Health
Meg E. Gaughan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Director of SNAP-ED
Melissa Brown, Ph.D., RD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Public Health
Michele Wolff, MPH
Program Coordinator, Public Health, Nutrition and Public Health Department
Administrative Assistant, Nutrition and Public Health
Carrie Walker, MPAS, MS, PA-C
Founding Director and Department Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
Timothy Ferrarotti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Director of Didactic Education, Physician Assistant Studies
Ed Kavle, MD, FAAP
Founding Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies
Rebecca Austin, MS, PA-C
Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Studies
Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Studies
Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D.
On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, USJ welcomed the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation to Lynch Hall on our West Hartford campus. The Aurora Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that uses philanthropy with a gender lens to direct resources to women and girls so that they can achieve their social, economic, and career goals. “Having …
On Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Trustee Brewster B. Perkins received the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Outstanding Philanthropist in Connecticut Award. He was honored at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Conference, which is dedicated to recognizing the individuals and organizations that enhance communities. A generous philanthropist, Mr. Perkins serves on the …
West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS) will present the exhibit, “We All Have a Story to Tell: Inspiring Equity Through Community Conversations,” on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, and Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the West Hartford Town Hall. The multimedia exhibit will showcase the stories of community members who work diligently to inspire …
On Friday, December 1, 2017 the University of Saint Joseph Women LEAD (Lead, Empower, Advance, Discover) in STEAM Group; members of the USJ Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, and other faculty and staff donated an entry to the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Annual Festival of Trees and Traditions. The tree’s theme, “Worlds of Wonder” reflects the art and …
When Melissa Brown, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor of Nutrition and Public Health, joined USJ in 2016, she recognized the chance for collaboration between her department and the University’s athletic teams. With an interest in Performance Nutrition, Brown worked with Jackie Piscitelli, associate athletic director; Elizabeth Tenison, M.S., R.D., USJ Dietetic Internship director; and Margery Lawrence, …
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USJ’s acting troupe, Queenes Companye, will present the Wickedly Witty One-Acts from Thursday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hoffman Auditorium of Bruyette Athenaeum on the University’s West Hartford campus. Throughout its history, Queenes Companye – led by faculty advisor Mark Zelinsky, Ph.D., associate professor of English and chair of …