Robert Braun, Associate Professor, Health & Sport Sciences

Robert Braun

Phone
614-823-3535

Email
rbraun@otterbein.edu

Office
Health & Sport Sciences, 011

Dr. Robert Braun completed his doctoral degree in Health Education at the University of Toledo. He earned his M.P.H. in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention from George Washington University and a B.S. in Allied Health Professions from The Ohio State University.

He also holds the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) credential and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist. His research is focused on health disparities among communities of color. He and his students have worked on many research projects which have been presented at both state and national conferences.

For the past three years, Dr. Braun and two former students developed a board game called Our World and the Social Determinants of Health. Our World is an interactive board game that is used to educate students, professionals, and community members about the social determinants of health, which currently affect many economically challenged and communities of color. His goal is also to educate individuals about health equity and the health disparities that exist among these communities.

Currently, Dr. Braun resides in Westerville with his wife, Kawaki, and daughter, Victoria.

Education

  • B.S., The Ohio State University, 1994
  • M.P.H., The George Washington University, 2002
  • Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Focused on health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities.
  • Health Equity for all
  • Anything else my students are interested in

Affiliations & Awards

  • Ohio Society for Public Health Education - Health Educator of the Year
  • Current Member, Ohio SOPHE (Society for Public Health Educators)
  • Current Member, Eta Sigma Gamma (our national health education honorary)
  • Carter G. Woodson Faculty/Staff Award winner
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)