Learn from Experts and Innovators

Public health faculty are experts and innovators who hold affiliations and certifications from esteemed organizations; serve on academic and municipal leadership councils; and collaborate, publish and present on a broad range of health care topics. From food insecurity and medication safety to workplace wellness and veteran care, they enthusiastically share their knowledge with you in small classes and advise you in academics, internships, career planning and graduate school.

  • Shari L. Goldberg PhD, RN

    Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing & Health Professions
    603.526.3795 | sgoldberg@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2002. Teaches the senior nursing capstone courses, community and public health nursing, and the introduction to public health. Appointed to the State of N.H. Public Health Improvement Services Council. Participates in a national effort aimed at integrating public health into undergraduate liberal arts education. The 2009-2010 recipient of the policy research fellowship at George Mason University's Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics. read more…

  • Jennifer R. Holl MSN, RN

    Assistant Professor, Nursing & Public Health
    603.526.3038 | jennifer.r.holl@colby-sawyer.edu

    Jennifer Holl ’06 returned to her alma mater as an adjunct professor in 2012 and became an assistant professor in 2015. As a senior graduating from Colby-Sawyer College’s Nursing Program, she received the David H. Winton Baccalaureate Award, presented to the graduate who ranks highest in scholarship in the class.

    Professor Holl has worked as a staff nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for the past eleven years and specializes in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplants. She will continue to work at Dartmouth-Hitchcock on a per diem basis while teaching the clinical component of Medical-Surgical Nursing for senior students. Professor Holl also teaches Research Methods for Public Health.    read more…

  • Lisa Purvis EdD, MBA, MPH

    Assistant Professor, Public Health
    603.526.3382 | lisa.purvis@colby-sawyer.edu

    Previously an adjunct instructor, Professor Purvis joined the faculty full-time in 2015. She holds a B.A. from Regis College, an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University’s Babcock School of Management, an M.P.H. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and an Ed.D. from the University of Vermont.

    Professor Purvis has taught public health for more than ten years at Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, the University of New Hampshire and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. She has served as the program manager at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, program coordinator for the M.P.H. program at the University of New Hampshire, and most recently, as the educational specialist/research coordinator at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.

Adjunct Faculty