Colleen Payton, PhD, MPH, CPH, MCHES

Lecturer

Colleen Payton

Contact

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Colleen Payton

215-503-0174
215-923-7583 fax

Colleen Payton, PhD, MPH, CPH, MCHES

Lecturer

Research & Practice Interests

Community Health
Health Disparities
Health Behavior
Refugee Health
Workplace Lactation Support

Education

PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
MPH, Thomas Jefferson University

Publications

Certifications

Certified in Public Health (CPH)
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

University Appointment

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Teaching

U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery

Biography

Dr. Payton is a population health professional committed to examining the social determinants of health and advancing health equity. Her work has focused on refugee health surveillance including the prevalence of communicable and non-communicable disease, women’s health screenings, and vaccinations. Her work has also focused on the organizational climate for workplace lactation support in Pennsylvania from the perspectives of employers, employees, and workplace lactation experts. She has published her work in peer-review journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Community Health. Dr. Payton is Vice Chair of the Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee of the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers. She is a member of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Payton is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Moravian College where she teaches biostatistics, epidemiology, and global health.