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  • Frank Houghton PhD, MPH, MA, MSc, CGeog, FHEA, FRGS
    Frank Houghton PhD, MPH, MA, MSc, CGeog, FHEA, FRGS
    MPH Program Director & Associate Professor
    RPT Phase 1 Room 232
    Phone: 509.828.1489
    Fax: 509.828.1275

    Frank Houghton is a Public Health Geographer with a background in Public Health Intelligence. Frank has experience of working in an applied public health setting in both Ireland and New Zealand. He has allied health and social care policy experience through having worked at the National Council on Ageing & Older People and as Head of the Research, Development & Education for Focus Ireland, a national charity working with homeless people (both post were in Dublin, Ireland).

    Prior to starting at EWU Frank held a tenured faculty position at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in Ireland. Here he was Director of both an MA in Social Care Management, and a special purpose award in Community Development & Health Advocacy. While in LIT Frank established two research groups (the Irish Center for Applied Social Studies [ICRASS], and the Health & Social Research Group [HEALR]). Frank has experience of working in an adjunct capacity for the University of Limerick, Sligo Institute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology and the Institutes of Technology of Ireland (all based in Ireland).

    Frank has a varied educational background which includes a PhD in Health Geography (National University of Ireland- Maynooth), a Masters in Population Health Evidence (MPHe, University of Manchester), an MSc in Computer Science & Applications (Queen's University of Belfast), a MA in Peace Studies (University of Ulster) and a MA in TESOL (University of Ulster). Frank is both a Chartered Geographer and Fellow with the (UK) Royal Geographical Society (RGS), as well as a Fellow of the (UK) Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

    Specialiazation: Health Inequalities, Multidisciplinary Public Health, Geographies of Health, Disease/Health Innovation Diffusion, Tobacco, Alcohol & Drug Use, Child, Adolenscent & Student Health, Qualitative Research Methods & Disease/Health Innovation Diffusion

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