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Michael Ritter

Michael Ritter, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Public Health

B.S., Molecular Biology, Grove City College
M.P.H., Global Community Health and Development, Emory University
Ph.D., Environmental Health, Tufts University


Dr. Ritter joined Gordon College in 2022 with experience in management, research, and teaching.  He co-founded and managed a non-profit organization that provides safe water through a social enterprise in rural Haiti. After scaling the program through partnerships with governmental, non-governmental, faith-based, and academic partners, he transitioned leadership of the organization to local staff. Dr. Ritter’s research has assisted public health managers develop evidence-based strategies to support healthy behaviors, increase the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of programs, and improve the impact of faith-based efforts to promote health. He has published and presented research on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in low-income countries, and his recent teaching and research have focused on the integration of Christian perspectives in global health.