Joanna Lynn DeMarco (Jodi), DHSc, CHES
 Title: InterimChair&ClinAssocProf
Chair, Department of Health Science & Human Performance
 Dept: Health Sciences and Human Perform
 Office: JH 162
 Phone: 216-687-3553,  216-687-3553
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 162, Cleveland, OH 44115

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DHSc, Leadership & Organizational Behavior, A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences, 2012
M.S., Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, 2007
B.Ed., Community Health Education, University of Toledo, 2000
Brief Bio:
Jodi joined Cleveland State University as an Associate Lecturer in the BSHS and MSHS programs after spending 10+ years in patient and family education in the clinical environment. She assumed the role of Program Director shortly after her hire where she became responsible for program oversight, curriculum and program development. During her time in this role, Jodi developed a new track in health promotion and a minor in health coaching to help meet the needs of the changing health care environment and to provide additional pathways for students. She has created unique opportunities for interprofessional education among student groups with her community engagement activities and adaptive lacrosse program.
Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Service Award from the University of Toledo, College of Health where she is an alumni.

2015 Olmsted Falls Citizen of the Year for her efforts in community health and wellness
Creative and Activities:
Jodi is the creator of an adaptive lacrosse program in Northeast Ohio which serves youth across the county as they learn and participate in the game of lacrosse. Jodi's program began in Olmsted Falls and has since spread to Cleveland State University. This new partnership provides opportunities for significant growth, development of training materials and teaching tools, research on the program's impact to participants and unique opportunities for interprofessional learning across various programs.
Research Interests:
Adaptive lacrosse, Interprofessional Education in the Undergraduate pre-professional health student, Health literacy, patient outcomes, disease prevention, community health, patient engagement
Teaching Areas:
Health Sciences - Issues in Health Care, Leadership, Culture and Health, Social Issues, Social Determinants and foundations of health coaching
Professional Affiliations:
Society of Public Health Educators (Ohio and National chapters)
Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary
University Service:
University Service:
* Athletics Committee, The Faculty Sentate, Fall 2021 - present (chair)
* College of Graduate Studies Graduate Faculty Review Committee, August 2019
* NEOMED Urban Health Curriculum Committee,  Fall 2017 - present
* Program Review Committee, College of Graduate Studies,  Fall 2016 - Summer 2017
* Student Life Committee, The Faculty Senate, Student Affairs, Fall 2016 - present (Chair 2018/19, 2019/20 AY)
* Alcohol Abuse Prevention Team, Wellness Services,Fall 2015 to present
* External Program Review, College of Graduate Studies, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
* Graduate Student Enrollment Management Group, Spring 2016 - Present
* University Experiential Learning Review Committee, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
* Tri-C Physician Assistant Executive Committee, Fall 2015 - present
* Interprofessional Education Committee, Fall 2013 - present
* Complete College America Guided Pathways, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

School of Health Sciences Service:
* Strategic Planning Committee, Fall 2014 - present
* Clinical Capacity Committee, Spring 2017 - present
* Interprofessional Education Faculty Champion, Fall 2016 - Fall 2019
* Executive Committee, Fall 2014 - present
* 4-3 Conversion Advising, Spring 2014
* Faculty Search Committees: Spring 2014 MOT, Fall 2014 SPH, Fall 2015  MOT
Professional Service:
Conference Abstract Reviewer, July 2018 - present, Society of Public Health Education

Grant Reviewer, Spring 2018, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

External Program Reviewer, November 2017, Mercy College

Ohio SOPHE Scholarship Review Committee, 2017 - present, Society of Public Health Education

Eta Sigma Gamma, 2015 - present, National Health Education Honor Society
Community Service:
Adaptive Lacrosse, Community Grants