MPH Faculty

Michael Ritter

Michael Ritter

Assistant Professor of Public Health

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 ... more ➔

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Heather Sipsma

Heather Sipsma

Master of Public Health Program Director

Dr. Sipsma joined Gordon College in 2021 with experience in both academia and consulting. She oversees the MPH program and conducts research related to maternal and child health. Her dissertation focused on analyzing patterns of risk behaviors among adolescents, and her post-doctoral experiences focused on health systems strengthening, with a particular emphasis in global health. Her more recent research seeks to evaluate the implementation and ... more ➔

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