Howell Sasser

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Dr Sasser is an epidemiologist living and working in Newark, DE. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in April 1999, and has served as contributing faculty in the PhD in Public Health program in the School of Health Sciences since joining Walden University in April 2014. He has taught research design, epidemiology methods, and quantitative analysis at all levels, and has participated in the education of physicians, nurses, dentists, and physical therapists, as well as graduate students. Beyond epidemiology methods, he has taught cardiovascular epidemiology, research ethics, and clinical decision-making. Professionally, he has worked as a researcher in clinical and community-based research settings in a variety of disease processes and health behaviors, serving as a study design expert, statistical analyst, and project evaluator. His current research interests include the role of personal spirituality in managing pain, and exercise in aging adults. Out of the classroom, he enjoys running, cooking, photography, and travel.

Courses Taught

PUBH 8540 - Epidemiology Topics Seminar


BA, Johns Hopkins University

MPH, University of South Carolina

STM, Yale University

BD (Hons.), University of London

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Public Service

Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation, Board Member - Bloomsburg

United Way of Columbia/Montour, Committee Member - Bloomsburg

Awards / Honors

Delta Omega Honor Society, University of South Carolina, 1994