Deborah Helitzer (Dean)

550 N. 3rd Street
Health North Building
5th floor
Dean & Professor
DTPHX Campus


Deborah Helitzer is a professor and dean of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Her research has focused on health outcome improvements through interventions in communities and in clinical settings. She has collaborated with researchers studying diabetes, injury prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, cancer, and obesity prevention. Prior to joining ASU in August 2017, Helitzer was the Founding Dean of the College of Population Health at the University of New Mexico, where she led the development and implementation of the nation's first undergraduate degree in population health. Since 2009, Professor Helitzer has also focused her attention on mentor and career development among women faculty in academic medical centers. She has been an author on more than 80 publications, three books and eight book chapters and has led or significantly contributed to over $65 million of population health research. As a collaborator, she is nationally renowned for her expertise in theory, measurement, logic models, intervention design and evaluation, childhood adversity, health literacy, and patient-provider communication. She earned her Doctor of Science in International Health from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and a B.A. in Communications from Washington University.


  • ScD. International Health, The Johns Hopkins University 1990
  • B.A. Communications, Washington University 1975


Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
HEP 456 Health Promotion Program Eval
CHS 494 Special Topics
EXW 556 Program Eval Health Prom
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
NTR 691 Seminar
EXW 691 Seminar
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
NTR 691 Seminar
EXW 691 Seminar
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
NTR 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
EXW 701 Advanced Research Methods