Mary Peoples-Sheps, DrPH
Dr. Peoples-Sheps received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint John College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1969, a Master of Science in Nursing, with a major in Maternal and Child Health, from Boston University in 1973, and the Doctor of Public Health degree in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in 1981. She practiced public health nursing throughout the 1970s. From 1981 until 1998, Dr. Peoples-Sheps was on the faculty of the UNC School of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, and Public Health Practice and Leadership, She also served the School as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and as the first Associate Dean for Public Health Practice. In 2004, she joined the faculty of UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions to develop infrastructure and to integrate public health programs, values, and concepts into the college. In 2006, she was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Peoples-Sheps’ teaching, service, and research has focused on surveillance of health problems and program planning, evaluation and performance measurement, particularly in behalf of mothers, children, and other vulnerable population groups.