David Dyjack, DrPH
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
School of Medicine
University Faculty Profile
Email: ddyjack@llu.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Dyjack is principal investigator on several federal and state grants with an overall focus on public health capacity building. In this context, Dr. Dyjack's interdisciplinary team works in partnership with Native American Tribes, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, and state and local health departments to protect and enhance the health of citizens throughout the western United States and Pacific Rim. Example projects include healthy homes initiatives, pandemic preparedness for vulnerable populations, environmental justice studies, environmental asthma trigger training programs, and workforce enumeration assessments.

Dr. Dyjack is recipient of the School of Public Health Award for Excellence in Research, the American Industrial Hygiene Association Technical Committee Leadership Award, the Charlie Liu Humanitarian Award, and the California Environmental Health Association Contributing Author Award.

Selected Publications

1. Hess, S., Dyjack, D.T., & Bliss, J. Optimizing outcomes for Native American environmental health training: an efficacy study. In submission. National Environmental Health Association Journal.

2. Dyjack, D.T., Case, P., Marlow, H., Soret, S. & Montgomery. California's County and City Environmental Health Services Delivery System. National Environmental Health Association Journal. (in press - scheduled for publication in April 07).

3. Hoag, M., Porter, C., Uppala, P., and Dyjack, D.T. A Risk-based Food Inspection Program. National Environmental Health Association Journal. (in press - scheduled for publication in March 07).

4. Belliard, J.C, Dyjack, D.T., and B.A. Anderson. Shifting ideologies: Evolving toward Partnership-based Academic Service-learning in Public Health. National Society for Experiential Education Quarterly. 30(2): 1, 5-10. 2005.

5. Dyjack, D.T., S. Soret, L. Chen, R. Hwang, N. Nazzarri, and D. Gaede. "Residential Environmental Risks for Women in Developing Countries." Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 50 (4) 309-314. 2005.

6. Shaw, S., H. Marshak, D. Dyjack, and C. Neish. "Effects of a Classroom-Based Asthma Education Curriculum on Asthma Knowledge, Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Quality of Life, and Self-Management Behaviors among Adolescents". American Journal of Health Education. 36(3)140-145. 2005.

7. Belliard, J.C. & D.T. Dyjack. Putting the Public into the Public Health Curriculum. Public Health Reports. (119:4 452- 454) 2004.

8. Dyjack, D.T., B.A. Anderson, and S. Soret. Community-based Environmental Risk Assessments. Public Health Reports. (117:3 309-312) 2002.

9. Dyjack, D.T., and B.A Anderson, et al. Experiential public health study abroad education: Innovative strategies for integrating theory and practice. Journal of Studies in International Education. (5:3 244-254) 2001.

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