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Sharon Bogan, MPH

Bio and contact information for Sharon Bogan, MPH, NWCPHP faculty member.

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Sharon Bogan has extensive experience identifying ways that new technologies can fill health communication gaps. Her research highlights the ways these new technologies can be implemented in real-world, local public health settings. In her role as NWCPHP faculty, she leads health communications courses for the Summer Institute for Public Health Practice and Public Health Management Certificate.

Areas of Expertise

  • New technologies to reach communities with health information (for example, SMS text messaging)
  • Community development for health

Sharon currently works as a Policy and Communications Specialist at Public Health – Seattle & King County. There, she manages a five-year, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mobile health grant. She is also an Affiliate Instructor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, where she teaches health communications and community development courses for public health students and public health professionals.

Prior to her focus on mobile communication, she developed HIV prevention communication campaigns targeting higher-risk communities. She also served as an evaluator for the Center for Health Training providing technical assistance to community organizations implementing evidence-based, reproductive health programs.

Sharon holds a Master's in Public Health from the University of Washington in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice and a Certificate in International Health.