Shirley Feldmann-Jensen

California State University, Long Beach

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Shirley Feldmann-Jensen is a scholar-practitioner with a broad background in public health and emergency management. Influential experiences have included: managing refugee camp public health for the United Nations International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia, New Zealand educational approaches, and policy development, plan improvement, and training for regional and local public health emergencies. Additionally, she is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and holds a number of certifications from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

The need to prepare the next generation to recognize and understand the patterns characteristic of disasters has drawn her to be a lecturer in the CSULB Emergency Services Administration program (EMER).  She is dedicated to fostering excellence in students and translating theory into practice. Pedagogical capabilities comprise didactic and curriculum proficiency, qualitative research methodology, and international familiarity.

Research Interests:

Expertise and research interests are at the intersection of policy, disaster, and human health; with an emphasis on risk management governance.

•    University of Southern California (Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development)
•     Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Graduate Certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations)
•    California State University Long Beach (Master of Public Health)
•    University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)