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Ashika Brinkley
Public Health and Health Science Instructor
Associate Professor of Public Health, Program Director of Health Science and Public Health 2016-2021
Curriculum Developer/Consultant, Adjunct Professor 2005-2016
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Health Science, MPH, Public Health
Courses Taught
Associate Professor of Public Health 2020-2021
Assistant Professor of Public Health 2016-2020
MPH 531: Program Planning, Research, and Evaluation for Community Health
PBH 590: Occupational and Environmental Health
PBH 560: Social and Behavioral Sciences
PBH 500: Foundations of Public Health
PBH 605: Seminar-Careers in Public Health
PBH 600: Seminar-Ethical Issues in Research
PBH 680: Internship/Field Experience
PBH 695: Capstone

Public Health Courses
PBH 400: Community Health
PBH 315: Injury Prevention
PBH 302: Public Health Personnel and Administration
PBH 301: Leading in Healthcare Environments
PBH 300: Introduction to Public Health Policy

Health Science Courses
HSC 450: Senior Capstone
HSC 460: Internship
HSC 310: U.S. Healthcare Delivery Systems
HSC 240: Introduction to Alternative and Complementary Medicine
HSC 110: Medicine and Society
PBH 110 Introduction to Public Health

Chemistry Courses
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 121 General Chemistry
CHEM 111 Concepts of Chemistry
Ashika Brinkley has taught at Goodwin University since 2005. In addition, she served as Program Director of Health Science and Public Health from 2016-2021.
Ashika earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Morgan State University. Ashika then attended Yale University for her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. She later went on to obtain her Ph.D. in Public Health, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She has taught undergraduate and graduate levels and has extensive experience working in the public and private sectors of the public health field.

Ashika specializes in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Occupational Health and seeks to improve equity and health outcomes for historically underrepresented groups. Her master’s thesis explored barriers to screening mammography in African-American women, and during her doctoral research studied the health behaviors of community health workers.
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health, concentration in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Connecticut

Master of Public Health, concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Morgan State University


Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health Psychology, University of Connecticut

Health Leadership Fellow, Connecticut Health Foundation

Universal Design for Learning Teaching Fellow, Goodwin University Institute for Learning Innovation

Graduate Program Committee Fellowship, University of Connecticut

Successful Aging Mini-Fellow, Stanford University
Honors / Awards
Soroptimist International Greater Hartford Chapter Exceptional Woman Award
Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award
West Indian Foundation Inc. Young Professional Award
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Lifelong Learning Award
New Haven Symphony Orchestra Women of Note Award
St. Vincent's Medical Center Values Recognition Award
Morgan State University President’s Second Mile Award
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Work, Stress, and Health
Occupational and Environmental Health
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Community Health Workers
Health Behavior
Asthma and Respiratory Health
Health Disparities and Health Equity
Teaching Philosophy
Practice makes perfect!
Giving Back
Board Chair: Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund
U.S. Department of Education Field Reader
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Site Visitor
New England Higher Education Commission (NECHE) Site Visitor
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Peer Corps
Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Field Reviewer
Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Grant Reviewer
Department of Education DHSI Grant Reviewer
Connecticut State Innovation Model Community Health Worker Advisory Board
American Public Health Association Abstract, Peer Reviewer
Connecticut Public Health Association
Texas Public Health Association
American Association of University Professors
Society for Occupational Health Psychology