Anna Torrens Armstrong, PhD, MPH, MCHES, CPH

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Evaluation and Program Coordinator at Building Healthy Futures
Department of Health Promotion, Behavioral and Social Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2013-present, Research Associate, Department of Health Promotion, Behavioral and Social Health, Evaluation & Program Coordinator, Building Healthy Futures
  • 2013-present, Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs, Communication
  • 2011-2013, Health Educator, Hurlburt Field, United States Air Force
  • 2009-2011, Adjunct Faculty, Davenport University, School of Health Professions
  • 2007-2008, Director of Childhood Cancer Programs, American Cancer Society, FL Division
  • 2006-2008, Adjunct Faculty, University of South Florida, College of Public Health
  • 2003-2005, Research Associate, Best Start Social Marketing, Inc.
  • 2002-2007, Residential Manager, American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, Tampa, FL
  • 2000-2001, Research Assistant, Private Sector Advocacy, American Cancer Society, FL Division, Advocacy Dept.

Education

  • 2006, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Department of Community and Family health, PhD – Public Health
  • 2005, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Social Marketing and Public Health
  • 2001, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Department of Community and Family health, MPH – Public Health, Health Promotion and Education
  • 1998, University of Tampa, BA., International Studies, Political Science (minor), Communication and Culture (concentration)

Research interests 

  • Resiliency and Health
  • Military Health Promotion
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Social Marketing
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Evaluation
  • Prevention, Health and Wellness
  • School and Community Health
  • School-based health education and services

Selected Publications

  • Torrens Armstrong, A., McCormack Brown, K., Brindley, R., Coreil, J. & McDermott, R.J. (2011). Frequent fliers, school phobias, and the sick student: School health personnel’s perceptions of students who refuse school. Journal of School Health, 81(9), 552-559.
  • Pitt, S., Torrens, A., Kynard, L., George, V., McCormack Brown, K. (2007). Development and use of portfolios in the evaluation of the Florida Coordinated School Health Program pilot project. Journal of School Health, 77(4), 171-179.
  • Noland, V. J., Troxler, C., & Torrens Salemi, A. M. (2004). School health is public health. Florida Public Health Review, 1, 24-29.
  • Torrens Salemi, A., & McCormack Brown, K.R. (2003). School phobia: Implications for health education. Journal of Health Education, 34(4), 199-205.

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Contact Anna Torrens Armstrong
Anna Armstrong, PhD, MPH, MCHES, CPH

115 S. 49th Ave.
Omaha, NE, 68132
Phone: 402-715-4178
Email: a.armstrong@bhfomaha.org
na.torrensarmstrong@unmc.edu

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