Educating Online To Impact Change Offline

Through the latest in technology, our team is passionate about bringing together brilliant minds from around the world to educate the next generation of public health leaders. Through your UC Berkeley Online MPH journey, you will receive high-touch service to help you succeed. Get to know the team behind the screens below.

Deborah Barnett, PhD

Director of Berkeley Online Master of Public Health Program

Jack Colford Jr. MD, PhD, MPH

Faculty Director, Berkeley Online Master of Public Health Program

Evan vanDommelen-Gonzalez, DrPH, MPH

Academic Advisor; Faculty Lead for the Interdisciplinary Program

Evan advocates for and works with students to align their course map and study emphases with their professional and learning goals from their first year through the Comprehensive Exam

Brent Fulton, PhD, MBA

Health Policy & Management Online Program Academic Advisor

Michelle Ruiz, MAEd

Instructional Designer

Michelle guides the instructional team in instructional design concepts, educational technology tools, and digital learning methods.

Julie C. Moss, MFA, MAEd

Instructional Designer

Julie works with faculty to design course elements, develop course materials, and provide guidance on pedagogical strategies for online instruction. 

Stephanie Mech

Admissions Coordinator

Admissions Coordinator
Stephanie helps prospective students navigate the application process by answering their questions and hosting informative webinars with Stephanie Nguyen. She also manages the application review process on behalf of staff, faculty, and our Graduate Division.

Judy Smithson, MEd

Program Manager

Stephanie Nguyen

Enrollment Advisor 

Stephanie works with prospective students by providing pre-admission advising, and assists SPH Student Services with organizing SPH events.


We’re proud to be headquartered in Berkeley, California, a stone’s throw away from the best wine in the country and the tech innovations that are shaping our world. Our West Coast mentality shapes our approach in giving the best education to our students with the latest technology.