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Dhitinut Ratnapradipa, PhD

Program Director, Master of Public Health



School of Medicine
Public Health MPH (Master's)
Department of Clinical Research and Public Health
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

Dhitinut Ratnapradipa, PhD

Program Director, Master of Public Health


Dr. Dhitinut (DT) Ratnapradipa is Professor in the Public Health Program at Creighton University. Prior to his appointment at Creighton, he was a tenured professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX and at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, where he served as the graduate director and MD/MPH Co-Director of the concurrent degree program with the SIU School of Medicine. Dr. Ratnapradipa was also clinical faculty at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and was adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences, New Mexico State University, La Cruses, NM. Prior to academia, he, supervised the Health Promotion and Emerging Risks Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dr. Ratnapradipa’s research interest is environmental health promotion using risk communication and organizational behavior approaches. His current study is on environmental health risk perceptions among residents living in flood plains, funded by Creighton’s Health Science Strategic Investment Funds.  He has served on NIH and US EPA grant review panels, and has secured grants from the US EPA, CDC, HRSA and the states of Illinois. He completed fellowships with the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute, the CDC/ATSDR Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, the National Environmental Health Association/UL Ambassador Exchange, the ASTHO Environmental Public Health Peer-to-Peer Tracking Program, and the Visiting Partners Program in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering.

Dr. Ratnapradipa served on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Healthy Homes. His professional contributions have been recognized by several organizations including National Environmental Health Association and the Society for Public Health Education. He is a technical editor for the Journal of Environmental Health and Associate Editor for Journal of International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research and Health Behavior and Policy Reviews.


Clinical Research and Public Health




  • Journal of Environmental Health
    Cardinal, C, Cardinal, C., Ratnapradipa, D., Scarbrough, A, Robins, A. and Boes, K. (2022). Extreme Winter Weather and vulnerable populations in Texas: Environmental Impacts of Public Utility Policies. .
    84 (7), p. 12-19 2022
  • Journal of Emergency Management
    Cardinal, C, Davis, P., Scarbrough, A., Martinez, J., and Ratnapradipa, D. Communication strategies to facilitate emergency preparedness for Generation Z and college food pantries: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
    19 (7), p. 99-107 2021
  • Health Behavior and Policy Review
    Xie, Y, Newman, R., & Ratnapradipa, D How Extensively are Tobacco Use Policies Implemented at Behavioral Health and Substance Treatment Facilities? A Pilot Investigation
    7 (5), p. 440-451 2020
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine
    Boes, K, Ratnapradipa, D; Gutterman, T. Developing a Survey Instrument to Assess Flood Health Beliefs Among Residents of River Flood Zones in the Heartland -0001