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Linnaya Graf

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program M.S. Health Education and Promotion

Linnaya M. Graf received her PhD in Public Health, Community Education and Health Promotion from Walden University in June 2011. She works full-time in field of public health as an Assistant Professor, Instructional Mentor, and Wellness Consultant. She is a contributing faculty member at Walden University, beginning in 2017. She holds a license as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES, #22800, PA, 2014), and Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS, PA, 2017). Dr Graf has taught courses in qualitative research design methodology including case study, phenomenology, grounded theory, and foundations of research at another university. She also currently teaches Health Agency Management, Social & Behavioral Applications of Theory in Public Health, and a practicum course for MPH students as an Assistant Professor at another University. For the State of Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Dr Graf is a contracted trainer for Prevention 101 and Prevention Ethics. While her past research focused on prevention, resilience, and violence prevention. Her current research has focused on stress and resilience, evaluation of prevention programming, and whole health wellness in vulnerable populations. She has produced a number of professional, peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations related to these areas of research.

Courses Taught

Applied Research Methods


PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MS, Walden University - Minneapolis, United States

MS, Walden University - Minneapolis , MN United States

BS, Penn State University - Middletown

Public Service

Pack, 248 Cub Scout, Boy Scout of America, Chair - Manchester, PA

Awards / Honors

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, Liberty University, 2014


Martin, C., Graf, L. M., Esmail, A. (2018). Autism: The role of long term care.

Graf, L. M., Nancy, R., William, B. (2013). An innovative approach to action research in family violence prevention. Social Change Journal.

Graf, L. M. (2015). Critical Analysis Using Four Case Studies across Industries.

Graf, L. M. (2015). Organizing and Conducting Scholarly Literature Reviews.

Toves, R., Graf, L. M., Gould, D. (2016). Innovative use of force field analysis: Factors influencing technology enabled change. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, .


Graf, L. M. (2017). EPI and Me. Texas Department of Health.

Graf, L. M. (2017). Bringing it all Together. Texas Department of Health.

Graf, L. M. (2016). : Effects of Stress in the Medical, Mental Health, and Public Health Fields: Burnout, Stress, and Resilience among Healthcare Workers . American Public Health Association .

Graf, L. M. (2012). A force field analysis: Front line workers as critical actors in family violence prevention programming. .

Duthely, L., Avella, J., Graf, L. M., Hammond, L. (2016). A Novel Positive Psychology Intervention to Increase Subjective Well-being and School Engagement among a Cohort of Inner-City Adolescents Attending School in Southeastern Florida. Harvard Medical Center.

Graf, L. M. (2012). Factors affecting the utilization of research among family violence prevention workers: An exploratory force-field analysis. American Public Health Association .

Graf, L. M. (2012). Factors influencing the application of research to practice in family violence: The importance to low-income women and children. American Public Health Association .