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Tracy Zeeger

Tracy Zeeger

Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health
Director of Undergraduate Studies; Clinical Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health

Dr. Tracy Zeeger is a clinical associate professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, and Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Zeeger began her work at the university 18 years ago as the Coordinator of Wellness Programs for the University Health Center where she developed and implemented health education programs focused on exercise, nutrition, and stress management for students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Zeeger transitioned to the academic side of the university in 2011 teaching and advising for the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. In 2019, Dr. Zeeger became the director of the undergraduate program in community health. In this role, Dr. Zeeger has been instrumental in ensuring the program meets accreditation requirements and that  students receive high quality academic advising. In addition to her departmental role, Dr. Zeeger is the faculty advisor of Eta Sigma Gamma and the American Medical Women's Association. Nationally, Dr. Zeeger serves on the professional preparation committee for the Society of Public Health Educators and in the past has served on the board of directors for the National Case Study Competition in Health Education. Her research interests include exercise uptake among older adolescents and young adults as well as educational outcomes and professional readiness of the students she serves.