Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor

Director, Public Health Program

Director, Public Health Practice


Curriculum Vitae 


BS, Biology, Central Missouri State University, 1997

MPH, Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 2003

DrPH, Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 2014


Areas of Interest

Community health assessment

Community health improvement planning

Program planning and evaluation

Partnership development/community engagement

Population health improvement

Practice-based teaching

Improved integration of research, teaching, and practice

Engaging community and academic partners in community-based participatory research



Preventive Medicine and Community Health


Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 1.128, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas

Phone: 409-772-2288

Fax: 409-772-5272


Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1150


Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH