MPH Program Faculty
Magali Angeloni, DrPH, MBA, Assistant Provost and Director of the Master of Public Health Program
Dr. Magali Angeloni is Assistant Provost and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NEIT since October 2016. She is a public health practitioner with substantial experience administering and overseeing public health programs for the state health department in Rhode Island. In the 24 years of her last employment, her responsibilities included the implementation of statewide public health laws such as the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and managing public health programs such as Lead, Healthy Homes, KIDSNET, Women Infants and Children (WIC), and Performance Improvement, and was most recently the Director of the Academic Center.
Dr. Angeloni brings significant experience in other areas, such as training and instruction. She has training in E-Learning, was faculty for the Lead Poisoning Training Center from the National Center for Healthy Housing, and most recently was instructor for Quality Improvement training. She has personal experience in distance learning and is also a Site Visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the national entity that accredits health departments in the US, and is a member of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Angeloni was a member of the Academic Health Department Learning Community, and her work has been featured by national organizations such as the Public Health Foundation, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
She was recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for her four years’ service as a member of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (2005-2009). She holds a doctoral degree in public health from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College. She is also a Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) Mu II class graduate (2016).
Henry “Hank” Johnson, MBA, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
Henry “Hank” Johnson, is Assistant Professor of Management at NEIT. His work in public health includes working for 8 years primarily with clients living in poverty and suffering from addiction and mental health issues. At the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, he helped teach unemployed residents about nutrition, food security, and social equity. As a result of his efforts, hundreds of his clients have successful careers.
Hank was previously the Executive Director of Education in Action, a non-profit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island, whose mission is to provide hands-on learning opportunities that educate and inspire youth to achieve real world success. He developed community partnerships with The Providence Transition Academy and The Providence Autism School to Tomorrow Academy, and coordinated several city-wide after-school programs in Cranston, Central Falls, Pawtucket, and West Warwick.
Hank is passionate about fostering sustainable communities, serves on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Career Development Association, and is a member of the Society for Advancement of Management. He holds an MBA in International Trade and Finance and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education from Johnson & Wales University.
Diana Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at NEIT since 2015. She currently teaches a full spectrum of courses for graduate and undergraduate programs at NEIT. Her teaching experience comes from the University of Rhode Island and Montgomery College in Maryland, and she has taught different levels of Calculus, Physics, Math, and Statistics courses throughout her career. Her research interest is in graph theory, a branch of combinatorics. She is co-author in a publication and has refereed numerous papers in combinatoric analysis.
Dr. Smith developed an interest for teaching mathematics since childhood and she hopes to transfer students her love for numbers. She is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She holds a doctorate degree in Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island.
Alvaro Tinajero, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor
Dr. Tinajero has twenty-five years of experience working as an epidemiologist in private and public health sectors in New England. He has been teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate levels for over a decade.
Dr. Tinajero has a degree in Medicine and Surgery (1985) from Ecuador’s State University and holds a Master in Public Health (1989) and a Master of Science (1990) from Harvard University School of Public Health.
New England Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by NEASC is recognized by the federal government and entitles NEIT to participate in federal financial aid programs.
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