Jeneane Moody, M.P.H.

Instructor and Vice Chair, Master of Public Health Program

515-271-1095 (Office Phone)

Jeneane joined Des Moines University in February 2019 as an instructor in the Department of Public Health. She is responsible for teaching and coordinating the MPH student culminating field experiences, assisting in creating new host locations for students, and facilitating partnerships with local, regional, and national population health stakeholders.

Ms. Moody graduated from the University of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ with an MPH in Community Health Practice. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Arizona State University in West Glendale, AZ.

Prior to accepting this position, she served as the Executive Director of the Iowa Public Health Association for over 15 years, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of the day to day operations including planning, fundraising, public relations, and managing grants and contracts. Her prior roles include service as the Operations Coordinator for the Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance, serving as a Community Health Consultant for the Iowa Department of Public Health, and serving as a Business Research Analyst for a health care delivery organization.

Ms. Moody is well recognized as a leader in Public Health and Health Care Management and has received prestigious awards, including the Gift of Clear Air Champion from the Clean Air for Everyone Iowa Citizen Action Network, the Award for Excellence from the American Public Health Association Council of Affiliates, and the Iowa Public Health Heroes Award by the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Community Engagement

Iowa Tobacco Prevention AllianceBoard of Directors
University of IowaStakeholder Advisory Board of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center 
Allen CollegePublic Health Advisory Committee
Midwestern Public Health Training CenterRegional Steering Committee
Healthiest State InitiativeCommunity Health Improvement Committee
Several Iowa-based Health FoundationsVolunteer Grant Reviewer
Beaverdale Neighborhood AssociationPublic Affairs Committee
Friends of the Franklin Avenue LibraryCurrent Member, Past Treasurer of Board of Directors
Cowles Montessori Parents GroupVolunteer

University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ — Master of Public Health May 2001 | Community Health Practice Concentration, Summa Cum Laude
Arizona State University West, Glendale, AZ — Graduate Certificate in Gerontology December 1997 | Summa Cum Laude
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND — Bachelor of Science in Psychology May 1994 | Magna Cum Laude

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