Heather A Stark

Heather A Stark,

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Business Phone: (352) 273-6566
Business Email: hastark@ufl.edu

About Heather A Stark

Heather Stark, MD, MPH. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the Program Director of the Master of Science in Epidemiology. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Johns Hopkins University, a Medical Degree from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Public Health for the University of Florida. Her research projects include improving maternal and child health, nutrition, and health disparities in the African countries of Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. Dr. Stark teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, including Principles of Epidemiology (PHC 6001), Global Public Health (PHC 3440), Global Health Disparities and Disabilities (PHC 3678), Public Health Nutrition (PHC6521), Assessment and Surveillance in Public Health (PHC 6251), and Applied Practical Experience (PHC 6411).

Additional Positions:
Director, Master of Science in Epidemiology Program
2022 – Current · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021,2023-2024
PHC6521 Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition
2021-2024
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2021
PHC6251 Assessment and Surveillance in Public Health
2022
PHC6940 Master of Public Health Capstone
2022
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2022-2024
PHC3440 Global Public Health
2022
HSC4930 Special Topics
2022-2023
PHC6917 Supervised Research Project
2022-2024
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2022-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2022-2024
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2023-2024
PHC6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2023-2024
PHC3678 Global Health Disparities and Disabilities
2023
HSC4913 Supervised Research Experience
2024
HSC4905 Individual Study

Board Certifications

  • Florida Medical License
    ME 78163

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-2429-2303

Areas of Interest
  • Global Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition and Wellness

Publications

2022
Household decision-making, women’s empowerment, and increasing egg consumption in children under five in rural Burkina Faso: Observations from a cluster randomized controlled trial
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fsufs.2022.1034618.
2022
Sustainability and scalability of egg consumption in Burkina Faso for infant and young child feeding.
Frontiers in nutrition. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fnut.2022.1096256. [PMID] 36712530.
2021
The Un Oeuf study: Design, methods and baseline data from a cluster randomised controlled trial to increase child egg consumption in Burkina Faso
Maternal & Child Nutrition. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1111/mcn.13069. [PMID] 32770664.
2020
Behavior Change, Egg Consumption, and Child Nutrition: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Pediatrics. 146(6) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2020-007930.

Education

Master of Public Health
2015-2017 · University of Florida
Doctorate of Medicine
1991-1995 · University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science
1987-1991 · Johns Hopkins University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6566
Emails:
Business:
hastark@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103600
GAINESVILLE FL 32610