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Role in the Center
As a graduate assistant in the Center, Dipti assists in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program. She also conducts research on teaching and learning topics; consults with graduate students about teaching; and assists Center staff with design, implementation, and assessment of programs.
Areas of Expertise
- Administration of the CUTS program
- Facilitating online seminars for CUTS program
- Consulting with CUTS participants to develop teaching philosophies and portfolios
- Organizing and facilitating orientation sessions about the CTTL for graduate students
- Conducting mid-semester focus groups
- Organizing and contributing to Center publications and web-based resources
- Conducting research on teaching and learning, including emerging learning technologies
- Providing support and/or training for learning technologies and the CTTL Learning Studio
Dipti is originally from Malaysia and moved to the United States in 2002 to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. She graduated with her B.S. in Biology, with minors in Psychology and Music (Piano), in 2006, and joined Saint Louis University School of Public Health (SPH) in August of 2006. At SLU SPH, she was a research assistant with the Institute for Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness and also a graduate research assistant with the Environmental Health Research Lab. She graduated with her MPH degree in 2008 and continued working and doing research with the Institute for Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness.
Dipti officially started the doctoral program in Public Health Studies in the fall of 2009 and is on track to complete with her Ph.D. in May of 2013. Her dissertation work addresses the application of the modified Theory of Planned Behavior to explore and identify factors influencing influenza vaccination uptake among EMS workers in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area via concept mapping. Dipti's research interest includes qualitative and mixed methods research; predictive modeling; contemporary issues in global health; and the socio-cultural and psycho-social aspects of health promotion and behavior.