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Notable Faculty

Every faculty member in the Capella School of Public Service holds a doctoral degree. Our experienced instructors provide expertise to regional, national, and international public service and health care organizations including emergency response agencies, law enforcement, Fortune 500 health care organizations, the U.S. armed forces, and the U.S. government.

Patricia Talbert, PhD, MPH, MS, CPHA, CHES

Faculty Chair

Dr. Patricia Talbert is the healthcare faculty chair for Capella University in the School of Public Service Leadership. She specializes in studies of Public Health with a primary focus on women's health, health care law and ethics, health care management, and health promotion and education. Her research interests include primary prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, youth violence, and exploring health disparities, with a focus on social and physical determinants of health. She serves on numerous boards and committees including the Healthcare Quality Management Board, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Powell Center for Women's Health. Dr. Talbert holds a BA in Ethnic Studies from Metropolitan State University, a MS in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University, and a MPH and PhD in Public Health, with a specialization in Community Health Promotion and Education, from Walden University.