John Hoornbeek serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Health (CPPH) at Kent State University (KSU), where he conducts research and teaches courses relating to public health policy and management. Dr. Hoornbeek’s research and teaching focuses on health and environmental policy, and he has published his research in multiple peer-reviewed outlets. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Urban Affairs, Public Health Reports, Society and Natural Resources, and a range of other scholarly outlets. Dr. Hoornbeek also works with colleagues, governments, and community organizations on research and assistance projects to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health services. He has received financial support for his work from a range of sources, including federal agencies, non-profit foundations, and state and local governments. He is currently working with colleagues at the CPPH and Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH) on an emerging research effort, the National Risk Reduction Research Initiative.
Prior to his appointment at KSU, Dr. Hoornbeek held a variety of positions dealing with environmental and health issues at federal, state, and local levels of government in the United States (US). These included assignments with the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services, the Wisconsin State Legislature, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Environmental Training Center, and the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives. Dr. Hoornbeek earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Beloit College, his Master’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.