Archana M. Sharma

Archana More Sharmaarchana-sharma

Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Office Location: EAC 206

Office Number: 310-243-2535

Email: asharma@csudh.edu


Education

PhD – University of California Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Community Health Science

MPH – CSU Long Beach, Community Health Education

B.S. – University of California Irvine, Biology, Women’s Studies (minor)


Courses Taught

HEA 479, Research Methods in the Health Sciences

HEA 461, Community Health Needs Assessment & Program Planning

HEA 463, Community Health Program Implementation & Evaluation

HEA 465, Intro to Global Health

HEA 495, International Field Studies in Thailand

Bio

Having been at Dominguez Hills since 2011, my teaching philosophy focuses on transformative learning. I strive to foster interactive environments where learners gain a solid knowledge base from which to build upon. I challenge students to engage in dialogue and critical analysis of not only theoretical and scholarly works, but also personal reflection of public health concepts, ultimately empowering them as they translate new knowledge into practical skills. Core to my teaching perspective is nurturing pursuit of community engagement, health equity and global citizenship. Ultimately, my teaching goals focus on a deep commitment to student success in their academic, professional and personal endeavors, well beyond their years at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Research Overview

My research interests range from gender power dynamics, family communications/dynamics, women’s health, global health and global education. Currently, I am pursing collaborative DH faculty-student research on health perceptions in context of family dynamics and parent-child communication/power dynamics. I am also assessing the long-term impact of short-term study abroad on minority, first-gen students. My primary international endeavor includes a partnership with Mahidol University in Thailand to investigate the effectiveness of intervention strategies on health behaviors related to alcohol consumption, drug use and diet.