Frank Strona, MPH, PhD(c)
As long-time a nationally known writer, educator, public health advisor/advocate, technology and content specialist, Frank has been active in the pursuit to improve, educate and promote opportunities that support the engaged learner while also preparing the workforce with the tools and skills necessary to stay competitive in a rapidly expanding technology-based world.
His rich and vibrant, 30-year presence in and around diverse, ever-changing environments, blended with his background in academics, training, consulting, counseling, private sector business, patient advocacy, leadership, diversity and public health offers him an array of skills and perspectives unique to the perspective he offers. As a sought-after speaker, writer, trainer and designer, his commitment is to engage clients in active participation in all its forms. He sees his role as a catalyst to inspire a rekindling of living. This vision has helped him assist others in starting journeys towards healthier, more successful and durable relationships with themselves, in the workplace and the world around them.
He specializes in customized interventions and consultations that look to a wide range of tools including new media technology as an integrated partner in promoting the health and education of communities; assisting educators, managers and small business owners with tools to navigate the complex and never-ending menu of social media opportunities. Recently he expanded his efforts to assist state and local Health Departments, non-profits and the emerging entrepreneur and small business owners bridge the new media gap by developing social media strategic and persuasive design plans.
He holds a strong conviction that diversity and inclusion are integral to any success in the workplace, which prompted his return to the classroom for a master’s degree in public health in 2007 from San Jose State University. He then moved on to complete his doctoral coursework at the California Institute for Integral Studies in Transformational Studies and Leadership, where he is currently writing his data up towards a dissertation defense this spring. He recently served as co-Chair for the Immune Enhancement Project; a 30-year-old traditional Chinese medicine clinic in the Castro.
In addition to his work in Public Health for the Centers for Disease Control, Bay Area Health Departments and private consulting, he also holds Adjunct roles with National University Allied Health Services Program and Southern New Hampshire University as well as guest lecturer other universities across the country.