Gergana Kodjebacheva, Ph.D.
Dr. Kodjebacheva earned a B.A. in economics, an M.A. in urban planning, and a Ph.D. in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
Dr. Kodjebacheva's research focuses on reproductive health as well as maternal and child health in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Kodjebacheva conducts research within the life course perspective to examine the influence of pre-conception, parental and early child life on long-term health. Recent research focused on the influence of the Flint Water Crisis on reproductive, physical, and mental health. An intervention focused on increasing safe water drinking among women of reproductive age.
Dr. Kodjebacheva's teaching interests are in health program implementation and evaluation, research methods, and health economics. In her classes, Dr. Kodjebacheva and students implement community projects such as nutrition education among families during the Flint Water Crisis. Dr. Kodjebacheva has co-authored with undergraduate and graduate students’ manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Kodjebacheva has served on the Great Lakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Speak to Your Health Survey, and Flint Master Plan Technical Advisory committees. She is an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Dr. Kodjebacheva served as a program certification reviewer of 3 university health administration programs for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.