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Shana Morrell

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. Morrell has been with Walden since December 2000, serving multiple roles in teaching, mentoring, and program leadership in the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Morrell has a background in environmental health/toxicology. As contributing faculty and core faculty, she has taught graduate courses in environmental health, introductory public health, skills for online success, public health practicum, public health biology, and molecular and genetic epidemiology. She has enjoyed mentoring numerous master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation committees over the years and has taught various residencies for doctoral students.

Dr. Morrell has spent much of her time at Walden in academic leadership. In her time as the Master of Public Health Practicum Coordinator, Dr. Morrell had the honor and distinction of developing the first known practicum for a fully online Master of Public Health program. She has also served as the Master of Public Health interim program director and currently serves as the Master of Public Health program coordinator.

Courses Taught

PUBH 6005 - Perspectives on Health


PhD, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN United States

MPH, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN United States

BA, Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN United States

Public Service

St. Paul Ramsey County Health Department Community Health Services Advisory Committee , Chair - St. Paul, MN United States

Urban Farming Task Force, Member - New Brighton, MN United States

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2009


Guthrie, J. D., Sheikh, M. Y., Morrell, S. (2012). A Case-Control Study to Compare the Likelihood of Detecting Liver Disorders Using Coincident Measures of Doppler-Derived Portal Vein Pressure Gradients, Hepatic Venous Waveforms, and the Echogenicity of Liver Parenchyma. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Eckrode, C. A., Rangel, M. C., Morrell, S. L., Danawi, H. (2010). Periodicity of Epidemics of Invasive Disease due to Infection With Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States. Annals of epidemiology.

Adgate, J. L., Kukowski, A., Stroebel, C., Shubat, P. J., Morrell, S., Quackenboss, J. J., Whitmore, R. W., Sexton, K. (2000). Pesticide storage and use patterns in Minnesota households with children. Journal of Exposure Analysis & Environmental Epidemiology.

Morrell, S. L., Fuchs, J. A., Holtzman, J. (2000). Effect of methoxychlor administration to male rats on hepatic, microsomal iodothyronine 5'-deiodinase, form I. Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics.