Anthony Peluso, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Glendale, AZ

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Dr. Anthony Peluso is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program. He is the course director for Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health and Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response and aids in the delivery of the M.P.H. degree program in Global One Health at Midwestern University’s Glendale, AZ and Downers Grove, IL campuses. Dr. Peluso earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and both Master and Doctor of Public Health degrees from East Tennessee State University. His dissertation research was a mixed-methods analysis of statewide survey data on abortion attitudes and perceptions among women of reproductive age living in Alabama and South Carolina. He has also conducted research on skin cancer prevention and cancer communication, the need for family planning and contraceptive services in publicly funded clinics and reproductive health and healthcare needs in marginalized communities in the U.S. South. Broadly, his current research interests span across the fields of health communication, women’s health, community-based participatory research, and health policy. Dr. Peluso joined the faculty at Midwestern University in January 2021.

Assistant Professor

Glendale, AZ

College of Graduate Studies - AZ
College of Graduate Studies - IL

College of Graduate Studies

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)


East Tennessee State University | 2020 | DrPH
East Tennessee State University | 2017 | M.P.H.
University of Pittsburgh | 2015 | B.S.

Courses Taught

PUBHG 516 - Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health

PUBHG 831 - Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases

PUBHG 850 - Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response



Waring M, Baker K, Peluso A, May C, Pagoto S. Content analysis of Twitter chatter about indoor tanning. Transl Behav Med. 2019;9(1):41-47. doi:10.1093/tbm/iby011