Grace Lasker, Ph.D., M.S., MCHES, CN, Teaching Professor, Director of Health Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator (She/Her/Hers)
Dr. Lasker has over 24 years of cross-disciplinary, systems-thinking experience in education and organizational leadership. She has focused her career in supporting individuals and organizations across the country in implementing justice- and equity-centered frameworks in academia and industry. She is a Certified Nutritionist (CN), a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), and a Certified Health Coach (CHC). She is also an adjunct Teaching Professor with the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and regularly partners with the DEOHS Continuing Education program.
Dr. Lasker’s scholarship is rooted in social and environmental justice, sustainability, and systems-thinking. She has worked with faculty across the country to re-design courses and programs to center inclusive student access and anti-racism in their educational programming, particularly in STEM. She has been a member and chair of the UWB Campus Council on Academic Standards and Curriculum since 2019 and has supported the creation of academic programs ranging from I-BEST certificates to a master’s degree as well as workforce development and continuing education. She is also an expert in online education, mentoring faculty and creating online curriculum and programs for organizations nationwide.
- Ph.D. Public Health, Epidemiology. Dissertation: The Association of Organochlorine Pesticide Concentration with Migraine Headaches, Body Mass Index, Gender, and Age.
Clayton College of Natural Health
- Ph.D. Holistic Nutrition. Dissertation: HPLC Analysis and Comparison of L-Ascorbic
Acid and D-Isoascorbic Acid Levels in Lycopersicon Pimpinellifolium. Clayton College
of Natural Health.
University of Nebraska
- M.S./ABD Ph.D. Agronomy– Plant Breeding & Genetics (Epigenetics). Minor: Biochemistry. Thesis/Dissertation: The Influence of Fertility on Inherited Genetic Characteristics and Gene Expression in Lycopersicon Pimpinellifolium. University of
University of Nebraska
- B.S. Agronomy. Minors: Biological Science; English.
- Environmental Health
- Sustainability, Toxicology, & Human Health
- Chronic Toxicity & Human Health
- Foundations of Public Health
- Theories of Health Behavior
- Women’s Global Health & Human Rights
- Principles of Green Chemistry
- Introduction to General Chemistry
- Nutritional Science
- Nutrition Across the Lifespan
- Cellular Biology
- Anatomy & Physiology