James Madison University
PHOTO: Georgia Polacek

Dr. Georgia Polacek

Public Health Education

  • Office: HBS 3083
  • Phone: 540-568-7097
  • Email: polacegn@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4301
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Health Education (Health Promotion), University of Texas
  • M.S., Exercise and Sports Studies, Boise State University
  • B.S., Health, Boise State University

Teaching Area

  • Community Health Education


  • Social determinants of health
  • Health Literacy
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Community Health Education


  • Sailing
  • Outdoor activities




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