Erika Collazo-Vargas PhD, MPH

School of Nursing - Department of Public Health


Courses Taught

  • PH 2010 - Drugs & Society
  • PH 3015 - Culture & Health
  • PH 3025 - Sexuality in Health & Society
  • PH 3090 - Public Health Communication
  • PH 4030 - Pre-Practicum
  • PH 4910 - Practicum
  • PH 6500 - Public Health Field Training (Graduate-Level)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities: Pre-Law - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Master of Public Health - University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior - Indiana University Bloomington

Dr. Collazo-Vargas is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Hawaii Pacific University. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Collazo-Vargas completed her undergraduate degree in Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and her Master’s in public health at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Dr. Collazo-Vargas then pursued a PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University where she focused her research on sexual health. Specifically, her scholarly interests include women’s sexuality, sexual violence prevention, Latina women, minority women’s health, substance abuse prevention and sexual health through the lifespan. During her free time, Dr. Collazo-Vargas likes to enjoy time with her family, read, paint, walk and enjoy a good movie.

Erika Collazo-Vargas

Assistant Professor

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