Marissa Brash, DrPH, EdD, MPH, CPH

Department Chair, Master of Public Health and Associate Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6186
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Marissa Brash, DrPH, MPH, CPH, is the chair of the Department of Public Health. She also serves as an assistant professor in the MSN program in the School of Nursing. Throughout the last decade, she has been working in higher education and has been responsible for developing new academic programs at multiple Southern California institutions. Brash has a passion for teaching while also working on curriculum design, accreditation standards, program implementation, evaluation, and assessment. She is interested in integrating curriculum through interprofessional education efforts between the public health, nursing, health administration, business, mathematics, and social and behavioral health sectors of higher learning healthcare. Brash is nationally certified in public health and has a strong background in biostatistics and epidemiology. Her research interests include epigenetic-based autoimmune public health prevention efforts through lifestyle interventions, and neuroeducation topics related to academic stress and anxiety in the STEM subjects. Additionally, she sits on the Medical Science Advisory Board for Global Genes, a nonprofit serving the rare disease community.


  • DrPH, Epidemiology, Loma Linda University
  • EdD (Cand.), Mind, Brain, Teaching, Johns Hopkins University
  • MPH, Biostatistics, Loma Linda University
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of San Francisco


  • Certified in Public Health (CPH), National Board of Public Health Examiners

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Neuroeducation
  • Public Health
  • Research Methodology

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 508A – Research and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • UNRS 299 – Statistics and Data Management for Nursing and Health Care
  • UNRS 425 – Nursing Research

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, Thursdays 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Additional appointments are available by request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.