Mark Siemon - Professional Information

Mark Siemon

Mark Siemon, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CPH

Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boise State University in 1993. He worked as a Public Health Nurse/Epidemiologist at Central District Health Department in Boise, Idaho from 1993-95, before moving to the Arizona and New Mexico where he worked as a Public Health Nurse (PHN) with American Indian communities from 1996-2008. He worked as a PHN on the Navajo Nation where he was A Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service. He worked with the Pueblo of San Felipe in New Mexico to establish a local health department focused on health promotion and disease prevention. He was the Department Director from 2000 to 2008. While working as the Health and Wellness Department Director he received a dual Master Degree in Public Health and Community Health Nursing (MPH/MSN) from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2006. In 2008 he was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship with the UNM Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative, an interdisciplinary doctoral program focused on improving policies to promote health and wellness among vulnerable populations. Mark graduated with his PhD in Nursing in 2014.

Mark has taught undergraduate public health and population health nursing courses at UNM, 2011-2013, Boise State University, 2013-2016, and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT where he continues to promote public health and population care in nursing education. Mark is nationally certified in Public Health Nursing (PHNA-BC) and Public Health (CPH).