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H. Joseph Bohn, Jr., PhD, MBA

H. Joseph Bohn, Jr., PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Director, Community Engagement

Contact Info

  • Office: CPH 2145
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  • Academic Phone: 8139742361
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  • PhD, Public Health, University of Louisville, 2016
  • MBA, University of Louisville, 2006
  • BS, University of Louisville, 1992


Health Policy & Community Engagement


  • Systems Thinking and Qualitative Research Neighborhood Revitalization and Community Health Impacts
  • Institutional Theory and Institutional Logics
  • Community Partnership Development and Support
  • Community Engagement and Outreach Programs on Suicide Prevention and the Opioid Crisis for At-risk Populations
  • Urban Food Sovereignty Annual Summit Planning


Dr. Bohn has a diversified background including public health education, behavioral health advocacy, healthcare, logistics, and military sector (US Navy scenario planning and congressional affairs) experience. This has created a practice and academic background to coordinate and lead interdisciplinary teams and projects while teaching, supporting academic administration and filling community engagement leadership role. Past principal investigator (PI) and co-PI responsibilities on county government projects have included program planning, graduate research assistant supervision, and evaluation. Served as PI on an 18-month county community needs assessment for county social services department identifying most critically needed services for the underserved population and gaps in service delivery (2018-19). Key community public health leadership efforts have included partnering on community-driven educational and outreach programs focused on the opioid crisis and suicide prevention for veterans, youth, seniors, LGBTQ+, BIPOC at-risk populations. These efforts have involved working with behavioral health and substance abuse prevention professionals, faith leaders, government, non-profit and for-profit executives since 2017 to increase education on these high priority health issues. Teaching responsibilities since 2018 have been at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate level. At the doctoral level, teaching systems, social and complexity science topics in the Doctor of Public Health practice program has been a focus; at the master's level pedagogy has focused on community health intervention planning, implementation and evaluation; and at the undergraduate level, teaching objective thinking about critical social issues has been the main focus.