Faculty Mentors

Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH

Professor, Center for Global Health
Director, mHealth Impact Lab
Department of Community & Behavioral Health
Health and Behavioral Sciences
University of Colorado at Denver

Dr. Sheana Bull is a tenured professor and past chair of the Department of Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Bull has substantive experience leading digital education initiatives including designing and implementing the first online MPH program at ColoradoSPH and developing and teaching fully online graduate level courses and programs. Dr. Bull is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of technology based health promotion. Her work for the past decade has focused on development, implementation and evaluation of interventions using computer kiosks, the Internet and cell phones to facilitate HIV and STI prevention and self-management of chronic illness, including diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Bull has taught courses to undergraduate, MPH, and Ph.D. students in Public Health, Sociology and Health and Behavioral Sciences since 1998. She is the Course Director for HBS 7021, Theoretical Perspectives in Health and Behavioral Sciences, a doctoral level seminar taught in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at UCD, which she has taught six times. She has co-developed a course for the MPH program in CSPH, CBHS 6611 Foundations in Health Behavior. She developed and taught a new course for CSPH in Spring 2010 entitled CBHS6670 “Methods for development and evaluation of technology based health promotion programs.” Dr. Bull’s teaching philosophy is to prepare students to think critically and become skilled in the effective oral and written communication of ideas.

Selected Publications:

Feldman AG, Moore S, Bull S, Morris MA, Wilson K, Bell C, Collins MM, Denize KM, Kempe A. A Smartphone App to Increase Immunizations in the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Population: Development and Initial Usability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Jan 13; 6(1):e32273. PMID: 35023840; PMCID: PMC8796049.

Ford KL, Leiferman J, Sobral B, Bennett JK, Moore SL, Bull S. “It depends:” a qualitative study on digital health academic-industry collaboration. Mhealth. 2021; 7:57. PMID: 34805388; PMCID: PMC8572752.

Bull S, Ybarra ML. Primary Prevention of Perpetration and Experience of Forced Sex for South African Youth Requires Careful Attention to Risk in Context. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 08 03; 1(4):e181222. PMID: 30646108.