Department of Population Health Health

Emeritus Faculty


Farhang Akbar, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Dr. Akbar is a professor emeritus in the School of Population Health. He is an environmental engineer and occupational health and safety scientist. His areas of expertise include exposure assessment regarding physical agents, hazardous chemicals and mechanical agents; health and safety programs, auditing and regulations; safety management; and hazard control methods. His current research activities are focused on exposure to nonionizing radiation; human chemical exposure assessment and biological changes; exposure modeling. Prior to coming to UT, Dr. Akbar worked in the public and private sector in occupational health and industrial hygiene in Tehran, Texas and California. Overall his career spanned more than 43 years. He was named a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association in 2002. Dr. Akbar began his career in Toledo as Associate Professor at the Medical College of Ohio in 1991 and, in 1997, became a full professor at the University of Toledo after the merge of the two entities. He was appointed Program Director for the Master in Occupational Health in 2009, serving until his retirement in 2017.

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James H. Price  MS, PhD, MPH
Dr. Price is a professor Emeritus of Health Education and Public Health and has taught courses in human sexuality, issues in public health and survey research. Dr. Price has served as program evaluator on several federal and state grants and was most recently a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives among adolescents. Recently, he served on a committee for the CDC to help establish national objectives for Healthy People 2020. He has published 3 textbooks, one on human sexuality and 300 articles in professional journals. He has been the Editor of American Journal of Health Education and Journal of School Health and is a past president of the American School Health Association.


Susan K. Telljohann  HSD
Dr. Telljohann received her doctoral degree in health sciences from Indiana University with an emphasis on school and college health education. Her experience in health education spans over 30 years, including health instruction from the junior high to the university level. She has conducted research and published over 60 articles on health education in professional journals, presented over 60 papers at professional conferences and is the co-author of Health Education: Elementary and Middle-Level School Applications, 7th Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2011). She is the co-author of the HealthSmart K-12 curriculum and the Teach and Reach health series published by ETR Associates. She also was one of the lead authors of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s original and revised Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT). She served as the President of the American School Health Association from 2000-2001, was the Contributing Editor for the Teaching Ideas Column in the American Journal of Health Education and has served on many professional health education committees throughout her professional career. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Health Education and the National Health Education Standards Revision Committee. She is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from both the American School Health Association and the American Association of Health Education, The Howe Award from the American School Health Association, The University of Toledo Outstanding Teacher Award, the Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the Year Award, the Patty Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University and the Ohio Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Young Professional Award.

Last Updated: 1/23/23