Meet the Director

Academic Biography

Frederick Hooven, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of Public Health at American International College (AIC). Dr. Hooven joined the faculty at AIC in the fall of 2013 after over ten years as an epidemiologist on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. At UMass, Dr. Hooven directed a six-year, international cohort study focusing on osteoporosis and risk factors for fracture in post-menopausal women, and also served as Director of Research for the Massachusetts Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, which addressed barriers to working or people with disabilities.

Dr. Hooven has taught in the Determinants of Health sequence for second year medical students at UMass, in the public health program for University of Massachusetts Amherst, and evidence-based practice in the Bay Path College physician assistant program and the American International College Doctoral Physical Therapy program (DPT). In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Hooven worked for several years in managed care administration and prior to that, in health policy for the Massachusetts Medicaid program.

At AIC, Dr. Hooven is directing the development of the new undergraduate public health major, teaching courses within public health, and continuing to teach in the DPT program. His research interests include fracture risk factors, osteoporosis, and teaching evidence-based practice.

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