Gaia L Zori

Gaia L Zori,

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Business Phone: (352) 294-5772
Business Email: gaia.zori@phhp.ufl.edu

About Gaia L Zori

Gaia Zori, PhD, MPH, CHES® is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy and in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) concentration in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) at the University of Florida (UF). She serves as Master of Public Health (MPH) concentration coordinator for the SBS (campus and online) and Public Health Practice (online) concentrations. Dr. Zori received her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in SBS from UF, her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the State University of New York at Albany with a dual concentration in Social, Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology, and her Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) from UF. Dr. Zori is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) with nearly 10 years of experience in public health and health education, and she has previously held a variety of professional roles in public health practice including as a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow in Maternal & Child Health and the Director of Education for Planned Parenthood of North Florida. Dr. Zori’s primary research interests center on understanding the structural factors contributing to disparate outcomes in sexual and reproductive health, as well as effective strategies for the promotion of health equity.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020
PHC6410 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health
2019-2020,2024-2025
PHC6403 Adolescence, Risk Taking and Health
2019,2023-2024
PHC6405 Theoretical Foundations of Public Health
2021-2022
PHC6534 Trauma Informed Approaches for Individuals, Communities, and Public Health
2021-2023
PHC3603 Critical Issues in Public Health
2022-2023
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2022-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2023-2024
PHC6905 Independent Study
2024-2025
PHC6195 Health information for Diverse Populations: Theory & Methods
2024
PHC6940 Master of Public Health Capstone
2024
PHC7979 Advanced Research

Board Certifications

  • Certified Health Education Specialist
    National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

Publications

2023
Evaluating a novel hospital-based online health community to address palliative and psychosocial care factors for chronically ill adolescent and young adult patients
Palliative and Supportive Care. 22(3):1-12 [DOI] 10.1017/s1478951523000147. [PMID] 36847132.
2023
The Impact of State Policy on Adverse Teen Sexual Health Outcomes in the United States: A Scoping Review
Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 20(1):160-176 [DOI] 10.1007/s13178-022-00770-3.
2022
County-Level School Sex Education Policy: A Single State Analysis of the Association with Adolescent Birth and Sexually Transmitted Infections
American Journal of Sexuality Education. 17(4):536-547 [DOI] 10.1080/15546128.2022.2091697.
2022
Online Sexual Health Information Seeking of Adolescents: A Content Analysis
American Journal of Sexuality Education. 1-23 [DOI] 10.1080/15546128.2022.2111012.
2022
What does community resilience mean in the context of trauma-informed communities? A scoping review.
Journal of community psychology. 50(8):3325-3353 [DOI] 10.1002/jcop.22839. [PMID] 35322432.
2021
Exploration of the COVID-19 Content within a Vaccine Choice Social Media Platform: A Case Study
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 25(4):366-382 [DOI] 10.1080/15398285.2021.1983713.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
2022 · University of Florida
Master of Public Health
2010 · State University of New York at Albany
Bachelor of Health Science
2006 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5772
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100185
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1225 CENTER DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32610