Dr. Annie Frankel is an associate professor of instruction in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Frankel's academic training is in public health, with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Her past practice experiences include serving as a middle school science teacher through the Teach for America program, which sparked both a love of instruction and an interest in adolescent risk behavior. Under this umbrella of adolescent risk behavior, she has conducted a state-based evaluation of alcohol and prescription drug use efforts in Pennsylvania and worked with the School District of Philadelphia to administer the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. At Temple, she serves as the program director for the master of public health in social and behavioral sciences and is deeply involved in program and curricular development. Her current research is centered on inclusive teaching and learning to meet the needs of diverse students so as to best prepare them for the public health workforce.


  • PhD, Public Health, Florida International University
  • BS, Animal Sciences, University of Maryland – College Park

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 5001

Fundamentals of Public Health


SBS 5002

Program Planning, Theory, and Practice


SBS 9289

MPH Fieldwork I


SBS 9389

MPH Fieldwork II


Selected Publications

  • Kelly, P.J., D'Avanzo, P.A., Shanker, A., Suppes, K., Frankel, A.S., & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). The Relationship Between Gender-Affirming Procedures, Body Image Quality of Life, and Gender Affirmation. Transgend Health, 8(3), pp. 293-297. United States. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2021.0081

  • Ventura, L., Chiarelli-Helminiak, C.M., Frankel, A.S., Hipple, E., Ibrahim, J., Sharma, S., Wolcott, J., & Metz, S.M. (2023). "Unprecedented Times:" Experiences of Social Work and Public Health Professionals during Times of Public Crises. Soc Work Public Health, 38(2), pp. 121-134. United States. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2022.2097973

  • Kelly, P.J., Frankel, A.S., D'Avanzo, P., Suppes, K., Shanker, A., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Psychosocial Differences Between Transgender Individuals With and Without History of Nonsurgical Facial Injectables. Aesthet Surg J Open Forum, 3(1), p. ojaa050. England. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojaa050