Diane S. Shinberg, PhD
Director of Public Health

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)



On Twitter: @IUPPublicHealth




What is Public Health? – a fact sheet from the American Public Health Association



I teach a broad range of courses at IUP, including:

            Principles of Sociology (SOC 151)

            Medical Sociology (SOC 442/542, formerly SOC 342)*

            Sociology of Gender (SOC 363)

            Disability and Society (SOC 452/552)

            Sociology of Work (SOC 348)

            Research Design and Analysis in Public Health (PUBH 306)*

            Proseminar (SOC 700/LDSR 800)

            Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences (SOC 707/807)

            Sociology of Health Care (SOC 721/821)

            Analysis of Social Data (SOC 762/862)

            Survey Research Methods (SOC 767/867)

* Required in the Public Health major


Previously, I’ve taught graduate seminars on:

            Gender and Health

            Sociology of Aging and the Life Course


As the inaugural Director of IUP’s multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science Program in Public Health, I’m excited that our first students earned degrees in August 2019. Congratulations!


I serve as Membership Chair of the Section on Disability and Society of the American Sociological Association (from August 2018 through August 2020). From August 2014-2017, I was Section’s Secretary/Treasurer.


IUP celebrated National Public Health Week on April 2-6, 2018. Events are listed here and in this brochure (printable, tri-fold, in PDF format).


For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, I served as Chair of IUP’s University-wide Sabbatical Leave Committee.


From 2012 through 2016 I served as coordinator for our Sociology MA Program, overseeing our admissions decisions, graduate assistantship awards, student advising, thesis & non-thesis options, internships and independent study.



Contact me…

Email:            shinberg@iup.edu


Public Health…

Phone:          724-549-6148


Office:            Sutton Hall, Room 352

                        Public Health Program

Mail:              1011 South Drive

                        Indiana, PA 15705




Phone:          724-357-4769

Fax:                724-357-4842

Office:            McElhaney Hall, Room 112B

Department of Sociology

Mail:              College of Humanities and Social Sciences

441 North Walk

Indiana, PA 15705



Last updated: November 2019