Jenny Oliphant

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

Dr. Oliphant has a Doctorate of Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on adolescent health, reproductive health and youth development in public health practice. Most recently, Dr. Oliphant is developing a new research line in oral health integration and HPV vaccination. Her expertise lies in adolescent health, community-based participatory research and public health education. She is an avid educator, grant writer and reviewer and enjoys curriculum development. She is a co-author of PrimeTime, which received recognition from the US Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) as a Program that is evidence-based and can be used for interventions funded by federal pregnancy prevention dollars. Additionally, she served as a subject matter expert for several popular press health books for youth. Dr. Oliphant has taught epidemiology, grant writing, community health, reproductive health and school health at many levels. Additionally, she is a member or chair of many dissertation committees, member of the Walden IRB and also serves writing intensives and residencies.

Courses Taught

PubH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease

PubH 8035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science

PubH 9000-9001 - Dissertation

PubH 8235 - Program Design, Planning, and Evaluation

PubH 8031 - Public Health Communication;

PubH Resi - DrPH, PubH, DHA


EdD, University of St. Thomas

Master of Public Health, MPH, University of Minnesota

BA, Hamline University

Public Service

Hosteling International-USA, Board of Directors - Maryland

MyHealth, Board Member - Minneapolis

ProChoice Resources, Board Member - Minneapolis

Awards / Honors

Recipient of The Luann Dummer Center for Women's , University of St. Thomas, 1995

Recipient of the Minnesota Public Health Association, University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Public Health Association, 1992

Dissertation with Honors, University of St. Thomas, 2011

Recipient of the Minnesota Organization on Adole, , 2001

Recipient of the Pamela Award, Planned Parenthood, , 1997

Recipient of Honorable Mention, Agnes Hansen Award, University of Minnesota, 1991


Oliphant, J. (2013). Prime Time: 24-month sexual health outcomes of a clinic-linked intervention to prevent pregnancy risk behaviors . JAMA Pediatrics