Jennifer Bleck, PhD, MPH
Director of Success & Wellness Coaching
158 (in ALN 151 suite)
Voice Mail: (813) 974-8498
Education and History
Came to USF
BA, Brandeis University, 2010
MPH, Stony Brook University, 2012
PhD, University of South Florida, 2015
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Health & Wellness Coaching
Dr. Jennifer Bleck is an Assistant Professor in the College
of Public Health. As a
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Dr. Bleck teaches both
undergraduate and graduate courses in Health & Wellness Coaching. With
respect to research, Dr. Bleck's interests include program evaluation, college
student health, lifestyle medicine, and wellness coaching. In this effort, she
collaborates with multiple industry partners in both the development and
evaluation of health promotion service delivery.
Dr. Bleck serves as the co-director of the College of Public Health’s Center for Transdisciplinary Research in College Health & Well-being. Her current research on college student wellbeing and health & wellness coaching has resulted in multiple publications, conference presentations, and national awards. Past work has covered topics such as intimate partner violence, physical activity, obesity prevention, ADHD, eating disorders, and adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
Dr. Bleck is also the former Associate Director of Support Services in Health and Wellness in the Office of Student Success. In this role, she worked with her team to provide a wide range of services directly to USF students to promote overall health and wellbeing as well as academic and personal success. Programs included satellite wellness centers, relaxation stations, marketing, and program evaluation. Additionally, she served as Director of the USF’s Success & Wellness Coaching program. Dr. Bleck continues to work as a consultant and evaluator to multiple coaching programs.
Dr. Bleck also serves as adjunct faculty with the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In this role, she teaches Methods and Measures for Public Health Practice for the online Masters of Public Health program.