Berthline Isma

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Isma holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology, a Master’s in public health (MPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources Management, and a BS in Biology (Pre-Med). Dr. Isma is currently teaching at the School of Health Sciences and Policy as a contributing faculty member and mentor for the MPH/DrPH/PhD, as well as chair committee member for the public health program at Walden University. Dr. Isma is also teaching at Everglades University in the Master of Public Health Administration (MPHA) Program. Prior to her current position, Dr. Isma held a position as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Florida International University’s (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Dr. Isma is currently the President of the Florida Public Health Organization (FPHA).

Coupled with her academic credentials, Dr. Isma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of health care. She has over twelve years of hands-on experience in the field of health care, Strategic Planning, STD/TB, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Isma is certified by the State of Florida as an Environmental Health Professional (CEPH).

Her activism is guided by her passion for helping people who are disenfranchised not only in the USA but also around the world. Her passion has led to the founding of Impact on the World Through HealthCare (IWTHC), a 501(3) non-profit organization aimed at helping people around the world by reducing health disparities, increasing awareness, and providing access to much-needed healthcare services. Her research interests focus on health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, especially the development of HIV primary and secondary prevention interventions for underserved populations in the U.S. and internationally.
She is an abstract and film reviewer for several Public Health conference panels.


PhD, Walden University

MPH, Walden University

MBA, Florida Metropolitan University

BS, Florida Atlantic University

Public Service

Impact on the World Through Healthcare, Inc, President -