Population Health Sciences Faculty

Sophie Wenzel, MPH, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Practice
Associate Director

Education

  • 2019
    DrPH, Public Health Leadership
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2004
    MPH, International Health and Population Studies
    Emory University
  • 1998
    BSLI, Linguistics and Spanish
    Georgetown University

Research & Professional Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Community Engaged Research
  • Evaluation
  • Healthy Eating/Active Living
  • International Health
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Youth Risk Behaviors

Professional Experience

  • 2016 – Present
    Associate Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2013 – 2016
    Assistant Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Research
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2013
    Health Education Consultant
    New River Health District
    Christiansburg, VA
  • 2008 – 2012
    Adolescent Health Program Manager
    Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health
    State of Alaska Division of Public Health
    Anchorage, AK
  • 2005 – 2008
    Public Health Prevention Specialist
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA and Anchorage, AK
  • 2004 – 2005
    Prevention Advocate
    HOPE Center
    Tarentum, PA
  • 2003 – 2004
    Researcher
    Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential
    Atlanta, GA
  • 2003 – 2004
    Researcher
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
  • 1999 – 2002
    Peace Corps Volunteer and Coordinator
    United States Peace Corps
    Paraguay

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association