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To meet the needs of the dynamic, emerging health care challenges there is a demand for flexible, responsive health care roles that demonstrates empathy and compassion towards vulnerable populations. Students will integrate the skills and knowledge regarding the social determinants of health to populations throughout the public health arena.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a well-established degree with which graduates can gain employment in a wide array of settings including: health care, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The program has two tracks: Population Health Care Management and Health Care Informatics and Quality Transformation.

The College of Nursing and Health at Madonna University has been offering high quality programs for more than 50 years!

  • Online program for professional leaders
  • Distinctive academic programming
  • No GRE required

Degrees Offered


Master of Public Health Faculty Bios

Dr. Rachel MahasMaster of Public Health Program Director and
Assistant Professor

B.S.M.T., Armstrong State University

M.P.H., Armstrong State University

M.S., Wayne State University

PhD., University of Toledo


734-432-5780, Room D-123

Dr. Rachel Mahas

Dr. Rachel Mahas is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health and joined Madonna’s full-time faculty in 2016. Her Ph.D. studies in Health Education were completed at the University of Toledo in 2016. She completed her Master of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences at Wayne State University and Master of Public Health degree from Armstrong State University.

Her research interests include: health disparities, psychosocial determinants of health related behavior, and community-based participatory research.

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Dr. Linda J. NikpourAssistant Professor

A.S., North Iowa Area Comm Coll

A.S., Macomb Community College

B.S.N., University of Iowa

M.S.N, University of Colorado

D.N.P., Waynesburg University


734-432-5453, D-120-C

Dr. Linda J. Nikpour

 Linda Nikpour is an Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Program and she has joined the faculty of Madonna University in 2016. She is the course facilitator for Professional Role Development, Internship in Health Sciences 1, Quality and Clinical Transformation, and Safety across Healthcare Settings. Her research interests are healthcare data analytics working with Big Data for Population Health. She is board-certified in Nursing Informatics and certified as an Associate within The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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Staff Bio

Sara Foos

Sara FoosAdvisor & Retention Specialist
Health Sciences


734-432-5491, Office - 1400I

Sara Foos

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