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Rebecca Foco

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Dr. Rebecca FocoAssociate Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Public Health
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4479
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 540J
  • Email

Research Interests

Health education pedagogy

Investigating novel approaches to health education pedagogy


  • Ph D: Education, (2011), Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA
    Supporting Area: Health Education/Health Promotion
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Role of Faith Leaders in Partnerships Among Health Promotion Researchers and Faith Communities


Rebecca Foco, Ph.D./MCHES, serves as an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Public Health. In addition to teaching a variety of health education and promotion courses, Dr. Foco is the director of the public health program Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation application process.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2015), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell

Selected Publications

  • Ripley, E., Ramsey, C., Prorock-Ernest, A., Foco, R., Luckett Jr, S., Ornato, J.P. (2012). EMS Providers and Exception from Informed Consent Research: Benefits, Ethics, and Community Consultation. Prehospital Emergency Care.
  • Foco, R. (2011). The Role of Faith Leaders in Partnerships among Health Promotion Researchers and Faith Communities.

Selected Presentations

  • Formative assessment: Small Investments Can Yield Big Returns - 2018 Teaching Professor Conference, June 2018 - Atlanta, GA