Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences Program Director

Deb Hinchey received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health and is a senior lecturer in the undergraduate Health Sciences program. Prior to joining UVM, Deb spent six years as faculty in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. While at UW, Deb was responsible for developing curriculum and teaching a variety of courses, including the undergraduate public health capstone and a graduate level introduction to population health. Prior to being at UW, Deb was the director of health promotion at Seattle University for many years, where she focused on assessing college students' health needs and developing interventions to improve student health outcomes. Deb’s areas of interest include community-based public health practice, experiential education, community-campus partnerships and evidence-based approaches to teaching public health.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Hinchey, D., and Mackenzie, S.; “Undergraduate Public Health Education: a Tool to Advance Health Equity.” American Public Health Association Conference, November 2017.
  • Maglalang, J., Pursch-Cornforth, K. and Hinchey, D; “Service-Learning as a Tool for Pre-Professional Training in the Health Sciences.” Continuums of Service Conference, April 2015.
  • Hinchey, D., Mackenzie, S; “Transforming the Undergraduate Senior Capstone.” Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Nov 2014.
  • Tat, S and Hinchey, D; “Teaching Health Equity to High School Students.” Poster presentation; American Public Health Association Conference, Nov, 2014.
  • Hinchey, D., Pursch-Cornforth, K, Mackenzie, S; “Service-Learning and Undergraduate Public Health: the Power of Partnerships and Communities to Transform Education.” Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 13th international conference, May 2014.
  • Colling, S., Hinchey, D., and Mackenzie, S.; “A University, a Health Department and a High School Walk into an Intervention: Engaging High School Youth in Social Determinants of Health.” Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Nov 2013.


  • Mackenzie SLC, Hinchey DM and Cornforth KP (2019) A Public Health Service-Learning Capstone: Ideal for Students, Academia and Community. Front. Public Health 7:10. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00010
  • Osaki C, Hinchey D, and Harris J (2007). Using 10-Essential-Services Training to Revive, Refocus, and Strengthen Your Environmental Health Programs. Journal of Environmental Health, 70(1):12-15, 63.
Deborah Hinchey, M.P.H.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Service learning, public health practice, social determinants of health, health promotion/communication


  • M.P.H., Community-Oriented Public Health Practice; University of Washington
  • B.A., Communications; University of Calgary


Office Location:

302 Rowell Hall

Courses Taught

  • HSCI 240 - Project Planning and Evaluation
  • HSCI 290 - Fieldwork
  • HSCI 160 - Health Communication