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Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, PhD '18, MPH, MST

Clinical Assistant Professor

Core Faculty, Doctor of Public Health Leadership Program

Health Policy and Administration

Pronouns: She/they


Building & Room:



1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5295


1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:


Office hours

Office hours - Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
Tuesday 02:30pm – 03:30pm Please email for zoom link


Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, PhD, MST, MPH, (she/they) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Administration, a Core Faculty member of the Doctor of Public Health Leadership Program, and an investigator with the Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center (P3RC), all at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health. She has over a decade of research and evaluation experience and has been a lead member of multiple federally-funded evaluation teams, working across the fields of governmental public health, K-12 education, and adolescent and school-based health to better understand how to adopt and implement policy, systems, environmental, and practice changes. She works collaboratively with practice partners to incorporate evaluation findings; recently she worked with Chicago Public Schools to update their sexual health curriculum based on an evaluation she led. Prior to her work at UIC, Dr. Jarpe-Ratner held research positions at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, managed school-based health programs with the Harlem Children’s Zone and is also a former Teach For America teacher. Dr. Jarpe-Ratner holds a PhD in Community Health Sciences from the UIC School of Public Health, an M.S.T. in bilingual/bicultural education from the Pace University School of Education; an M.P.H. in reproductive, adolescent, and child health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a B.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Michigan. Dr. Jarpe-Ratner is active in her children’s school district PTO with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and volunteers as an educator with Oak Park OWL, a K-12 community-based sexual health promotion program.

Selected Publications

Jarpe-Ratner E., Chaudry, M., Wishart, M., Reid, B., Marshall, B., & Perez, E. (2021). “Strategies to Support LGBTQ+ Students in High Schools: What Did We Learn in Chicago Public Schools?” Health Promotion Practice, Online ahead of print, April 23, 2021. doi: 10.1177/15248399211006492.

Jarpe-Ratner E. & Marshall, B. (2021). “Viewing Sexual Health Education through the Lens of Critical Pedagogy: A Case Study in Chicago Public Schools.” International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 18(4), 1443. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041443.

Jarpe-Ratner E. & Marshall, B. (2021). “Implementation and Adaptation Practices of 9th Grade Teachers Implementing the Chicago Public Schools Sexual Health Education Curriculum.” Accepted by American Journal of Sexuality Education, April 2021.

Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., Bonney, T., C. Pinsker, E., Fisher, E., Yankelev, A., Kapadia, D., Love, M., & Zanoni, J. (2021). Development of the Healthy Work Collaborative: Findings From an Action Research Study to Inform a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Capacity-Building Initiative Addressing Precarious Employment. Health Promotion Practice, 22(1): 41-51. doi: 10.1177/1524839920953116.

Bonney, T., Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., Velonis, A., & Conroy, L. (2020). Role of technical assistance in US labor and health sector collaboration to address precarious work. Health Promotion International, Online ahead of print Dec 22, 2021. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daaa124.

Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., Naji, S., Fouche, S., Xu, D. & Bisesi, M. (2020). Increasing Environmental Public Health Practitioner Capacity to Address Population Health Challenges: Evaluation Results from a Workforce Development Project. Journal of Environmental Health 82(10), 20-26.

Bonney, T., Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E. & Conroy, L. (2019). Understanding the Role of Academic Partners as Technical Assistance Providers: Results from an Exploratory Study to Address Precarious Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), 3903.

Jarpe-Ratner, E. (2019). How can we make LGBTQ+-inclusive sex education programmes truly inclusive? A case study of Chicago Public Schools’ policy and curriculum. Sex Education, 19(6), 1-17.

Jarpe-Ratner, E., & Smithgall, C. (2017). Supporting strengths-based child welfare practice through a dual professional family assessment program. Journal of Family Social Work20(4), 271-287.

Jarpe-Ratner, E., Folkens, S., Sharma, S., Daro, D., & Edens, N. K. (2016). An Experiential Cooking and Nutrition Education Program Increases Cooking Self-Efficacy and Vegetable Consumption in Children in Grades 3–8. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48(10), 697-705.

Jarpe-Ratner, E., Bellamy, J. L., Yang, D. H., & Smithgall, C. (2015). Using Child Welfare Assessments and Latent Class Analysis to Identify Prevalence and Comorbidity of Parent Service Needs. Children and Youth Services Review, 57, 75-82.