Denny Fe G. Agana, PhD, MPH, CPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Director, MPH Program

Physical address:
UHC, Suite 4.208
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX

Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1150

Phone: (409) 772-1128
Fax: (409) 772-5272

  • Dr. Agana serves as the Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH program). Dr. Agana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. She earned a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Florida and then completed a postdoctoral T32 NRSA primary care research fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

    Dr. Agana's teaching philosophy is based on applied learning with a team science approach. Currently, in her education-focused role, she truly enjoys mentoring students inside and outside of the classroom setting, with the aim of helping them attain their long-term goals.

    She is a collaborative epidemiologist who, in her research, serves as a bridge between public health and primary care. Her main research interests are in HPV vaccination, modifiable social factors in readmissions, factors associated with career advancement, and improvements in public health education. She is a member of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, and the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.

    Curriculum Vitae - CV

    • BS, Biology (minor in Spanish), University of Florida, 2011
    • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2014
    • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2018
    • Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Primary Care Research, University of Florida- Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, 2015-2018
    • Post-doctoral T32 NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine- Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2018-2020
    • Graduate Certificate, Healthcare Administration, UT-Houston School of Public Health, 2020
    • HPV vaccination rates
    • Ambulatory care sensitive related readmissions that can be prevented
    • Healthcare service utilization among the primary care patient population
    • Career decision making
    • Improvements in public health education
    • Practice-based and applied teaching
    • Department of Epidemiology