BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MEd, Worcester State College
PhD, University of Oregon
Dr. Burak joined the Bridgewater State faculty in 1998. She has also taught at Plymouth State College, Worcester State College, and the University of Oregon. Her prior experiences encompass more than 20 years in the fields of domestic and international community health and community development. Former positions include director of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Tobacco-Free Worksite Project, director of Prevention ONE, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's western Massachusetts regional prevention center, and consulting work for the American Cancer Society. Dr. Burak spent nearly ten years in Africa working with Labat-Anderson, Inc., CHP International and the United States Peace Corps. Her research interests are broad based: specific research studies, publications and presentations have addressed women's health issues, AIDS education, tobacco use and testicular self exams.