Sophie Godley, MPH
|Title||Clinical Assistant Professor|
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Department||Community Health Sciences|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center|
Boston MA 02118
Gail H Douglas Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice|
|2011||Association of Schools of Public Health:
Early Career in Public Health Teaching Award|
Sophie Godley joined the Boston University School of Public Health faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Health in July of 2010. She previously was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community Health Sciences, where she taught courses on adolescent health and sexual health. Sophie has been working in the field of public health since 1993, and her areas of expertise include implementing science-based prevention programs and incorporating popular media into public health education. Sophie served as the deputy director of the AIDS Action Committee in Massachusetts for six years, overseeing prevention and education programs, while also offering practicum opportunities to BUSPH students. In 2010, she received BUSPH's Gail Douglas Award for Public Health Practice, presented annually to a practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to public health in the areas of education, research, and service. In 2011 Sophie received the Associations of the School of Public Health/Pfizer Early Career in Public Health Teaching Award.
Prior to her work at the AIDS Action Committee, she was director of the Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 1999 to 2004. She received her B.A. from Smith College and her Master's degree in public health from the University of Washington.
Currently Sophie teaches Introduction to Public Health for undergraduates, and courses in the Maternal and Child Health concentration, including Safer Sex in the City From Science to Policy, and Women Children and Adolescents Public Health Approaches.
Sophie also serves as Director of Undergraduate Education in the School of Public Health, advising students enrolled in the public health minor and the innovative 4+1 program, BUSPH’s combined BA/MPH and BS/MPH. In 2013 Sophie won the BUSPH annual Education Innovation Award. Sophie's current work in the community focuses on supporting healthy sexuality in communities and schools, and supporting families and parents of adolescents. Sophie also works with ROCA, Inc. in Chelsea, MA, a performance-driven anti-poverty and anti-violence agency. At ROCA Sophie is working on a process evaluation of a project focused on high-risk young mothers.
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