Beth A. Lanning, PhD, MCHES
Associate Chair Professor Director of MPH in Community Health Science Program
Department of Public Health
Beth Lanning is a Professor, Associate Chair, and MPH - Community Health Science Director in the Department of Public Health at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She received her Master of Science in Education in Community Health from Baylor University in 1991 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education from Texas A&M University in 1997. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
Professor Lanning’s research is in two primary areas: 1) sexual health including sexual violence prevention and 2) human-animal interventions especially equine-assisted services for trauma recovery, veterans with PTSD and depression, and children with Autism. She has also conducted research in health literacy, medically underserved populations, and global health. She leads the Baylor-Africa New Life Initiative and is the faculty advisor for BUILD at Baylor student group.
Areas of Research Interest
- Human-Animal Interaction and Interventions
- Mental Health
- Global Health
- Sexual Health and Sexual Violence Prevention and Interventions
Current Courses Taught
- PUBH 4331 Intervention Design in Public and Community Health
- PUBH 4333 Evaluation in Public Health
- PUBH 4340 Global Health in Africa (Study Abroad Program)
- PUBH 5334 Foundations of Public Health
- PUBH 5329 Current Topics in Public Health