Yasenka Peterson

Yasenka Peterson

Director of Educational Programs and Workforce Development, Director of Online MPH Generalist


Office: AHC - 523

Email: ypeterso@fiu.edu


Dr. Yasenka Peterson joined Stempel College in 2019 as the Director of Educational Programs and Workforce Development and serves as the director of the Online MPH program. Dr. Peterson has over 25 years in higher education. She has worked with community agencies in different capacities and has conducted evaluation for substance abuse prevention programs. She has presented and published on a variety of health topics such as teaching self-efficacy, condom use self-efficacy, tobacco use among college students, and body image issues.


  • Texas Woman’s University,
  • Springfield College, BS, MS
  • CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)