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Sharon Devine, Ph.D.

Email: Sharon Devine
Office Location: 1027 9th Street, Room 202
Phone: (303) 556-6797
Fax: (303) 556-8501
Office hours:
Areas of Expertise:
Research ethics, public health evaluation

Ph.D., Health & Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, 2009

M.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver, 2005 

J.D., Law, Boston University School of Law, 1975

B.S., Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1970

Dr. Sharon Devine focuses on research ethics and evaluation of public health projects in her work.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Exempt/Expedited Panel and Chair of the Social and Behavioral Panel for the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) and works as an evaluator for various public health projects.  Her current evaluation project topics include training professionals engaged in clinical and behavioral interventions around HIV and STDs (funded by the Center for Disease Control), facilitating integration of family planning into STD clinics (funded by the Office of Population Affairs), and reducing teen pregnancy (funded by the Office of Adolescent Health).

In addition to holding a J.D. in law, Dr. Devine received her Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver in 2009, for which she conducted research on the epidemiological paradox for birth outcomes among Colorado women of Mexican origin
2009 Dreisbach,S., Devine, S., Sure, C., Fitch, J., Anderson. T., Lee. T., Rietmeijer, C., Corbett, K. (under review). Long-Term Improvement in Clinical STD Practice from Intensive Training, Sexually Transmitted Disease.​
ANTH 2101: Culture and the Human Experience
ANTH 3121: Language and Communication
ANTH 4000/5000 Special Topics:  Social Justice and Anthropology
PBHL 3031: Health, Human Biology and Behavior
HBSC 7401: Research Design in the Health and Behavioral Sciences