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Suzanne P. Lindsay, PH.D, MSW, MPH

 Dr. Lindsay


Epidemiology I & II Courses Co-Director
Executive Director, Institute for Public Health

Graduate School of Public Health
San Diego State University
6505 Alvarado Road #116
San Diego, California 92120

Phone: (619)594-8945
Fax: (619)594-6963


Suzanne Lindsay, Ph.D., MSW, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Public Health (IPH) in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University ( The mission of the IPH is to provide a bridge between the academic resources of San Diego State University and the public health practice community with particular emphasis on the development, implementation and evaluation of the highest quality evidence-based approaches to public health. Efforts include collaborative applied research and evaluation projects, community-based participatory research, and translational research.

Within this community-based context, Dr. Lindsay's primary area of research interest involves the study of interpersonal violence including youth violence, homicide, suicide, family violence, spousal abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault. She has also directed and participated in the design and implementation of research and evaluation studies in a wide variety of content areas including perinatal health, breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnosis (, teen substance abuse prevention, HIV/AIDs prevention, chronic disease prevention, teenage pregnancy prevention, and tobacco education.

Her expertise includes extensive experience in the development of multi-site research and evaluation management information systems including the collaborative design of appropriate data elements, data collection protocols, data quality assurance, research and evaluation training, and electronic mechanisms for confidential data entry and transfer.

In addition, the IPH provides distance learning opportunities in the form of website content development and web-based training modules to provide easily accessible educational opportunities for clinical health care providers and the public health professional community.

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