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Courtni Jeffers, MS, MPH, Ed.D.(c)

Assistant Director Thesis Advising, Graduate Programs in Public Health


Innovation Hall
Portland Campus

I have an Master of Science in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, an Master of Public Health from The George Washington University. I am currently a doctoral candidate in the UNE Ed.D. program. In addition to teaching in the Graduate Programs of Public Health at UNE I teach in the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University as well as facilitating narrative medicine workshops for healthcare systems and clinics in Maine. 

My passions lie at the intersection of population health and individual well-being and my collaboration and work aims to reflect the ethical responsibility to both the content and the context of individual and community stories. My expertise lies in social marketing, program planning and evaluation, narrative competency, health literacy, and equipping others to give and receive accounts of self in order to further individual and community healing through narrative and cultural humility.



Doctor of Education
University of New England
Master of Public Health
George Washington University
Master of Science in Narrative Medicine
Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities
Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis


Collaborative research
Data analysis
Evaluation design
Evaluation research
Health behavior models
Health disparities
Health education
Health literacy
Health program evaluation
Health promotion
Narrative intervention
Population health
Public health
Public health administration
Public health ethics
Public health management
Public health research
Public health systems
Qualitative research
Quantitative research

Board Certifications and Licenses

CITI Training