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Emergency Care

Fall, Spring

Nicholas Cardellicchio | In Person

State-approved course in prehospital emergency care. Successful completion allows participants to sit for the Massachusetts state certifying examination for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Techniques for comprehensive management of medical, trauma, and behavioral emergencies. 

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma, GED, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Introduction to Community Health


Jennifer Mandelbaum | Online

Examines the relationship between health, health care, and community. Considers the determinants of health and illness in contemporary society. Major emphasis on how communities define and try to resolve health-related problems explored through case studies.

Basic Enrollment Requirements:

Academic Year (Fall/Spring): Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma or current high school transcript (for high school students only in applicable classes), Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Summer: None


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Marisha Palm, MSC, PHD: Associate Professor

Dr. Marisha Palm joined Tufts Medical Center in October 2018. She is the Program Director for two large national clinical trials networks, the Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Research Network (SIREN) and the Trial Innovation Network (TIN), and Associate Director of Organizational Impact for Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Palm is interested in multi-stakeholder collaboration and engagement, broadly engaged team science, and innovative study design.

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Travis Moore | Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Moore is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy within the Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change at Tufts University and a Post-Doctoral Scholar within the Department of Civil Society and Community Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

At Tufts University, he works with the Catalyzing Communities team, a project of the ChildObesity180 initiative, to advance their mission and impact of scaling evidence-based obesity prevention strategies nationwide. He leads research on its unique, community-based systems dynamics approach to assess whether and how local, tailored health interventions can scale across nine partner communities. Dr. Moore also co-leads a health equity and community-engaged research fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students on the project.

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Diane L. McKay | Assistant Professor

Dr. McKay is the Director of Tufts University’s Friedman Online Graduate Certificate Programs, an Assistant Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Tufts School of Medicine, and served as a Scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA). 

She obtained a BS in Biological Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University and, from Tufts University, received MS degrees in Biological Sciences and Nutrition Communications, and a PhD in Human Nutrition. She serves on the Examination Committee for the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, the editorial board of the Tufts Health & Nutrition Newsletter, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council at NBTY, Inc.

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"As a veteran teacher looking for quality and affordable professional development, I could not have found a better option than this course at Tufts. This class provided teachers with a plethora of resources to be used in our classrooms, challenged teachers to think about their practice and materials, and created an atmosphere of collegiality and collaboration among professional educators. Thank you very much for this opportunity, I hope to return again next summer!"

Summer Session Student, 2022

...psychiatrists are using VR to desensitize people with PTSD, or help people with bulimia practice responding to triggers in a safe environment. Occupational Therapists are using VR to help clients who have hemiparesis exercise and regain movement. In my lab we are exploring how to better use VR as a tool to manage chronic pain.

Nancy Baker, Associate Professor and Chair, Sc.D., M.P.H., OT, FAOT

I very truly enjoyed the class that I took. The instructor was amazing. My classmates were gifted. Taking the course persuaded me to begin working on my application materials to apply to a graduate certificate in UEP

Tufts - Student, 2021

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