Mary E. Hovinga, PhD, MPH
Master of Public Health
Mary Hovinga received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Michigan. Her main areas of research interest include the surveillance and etiology of mental retardation, environmental epidemiology, and the human health effects of heavy metals, PCBs and DDT.
Before joining the Drexel School of Public Health, she taught at the UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) School of Public Health within its Department of Epidemiology, in which she served as Interim Chair, and was twice awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by UAB. Dr. Hovinga was also an Associate Scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Publications include articles in Public Health Reports, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Public Health Management and Practice.