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School of Allied Health
334 Palmer Ave
Lewis-Beck Building Suite 306
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Cardiopulmonary Science Faculty


Simmons, Mary. Ph.D, MPH, RRT, Florida A&M University.
Email: Mary.Simmons@famu.edu

Mary Simmons is director  in the Division of Cardiopulmonary Science in the School of Allied Health.  She is responsible for the overall administration, instruction and evaluation of the CPS program. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiopulmonary science, and Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) at Florida A&M University. Her practice background includes respiratory therapy in adult critical care, pediatrics, trauma and chronically diseased patients such as HIV/AIDS, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sarcoidosis and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Professor Simmons also credentialed in public health and has experience in the fields dealing with child hood obesity, needlesticks in the work place, and community health as a whole. Her research interests include adolescent obesity, occupational health, diversity in allied health sciences and behavioral health.


David Saint, M.D., Florida A&M University

David Saint is medical director and associate professor in the Division of Cardiopulmonary Science in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Saint supervises and assures the medical components of the curriculum both didactic and clinical practice. He received his residency training received a Master of Science degree from Samford University and Medical Degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern, and thoracic resident surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, Mich. He is board certified in both general and thoracic surgery and is in private practice at Heart Surgery Center/Tallahassee Memorial Health Care.
 

Kandy T. Woods, MPH, RRT, Florida A&M University.
Email: Kandy.Woods@famu.edu
Kandy T. Woods is an assistant professor and coordinator of clinical educationin cardiopulmonary science in the School of Allied Health Sciences. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiopulmonary science, and Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) with a concentration in health policy and management at Florida A&M University. She is responsible for the coordination of clinical education at affiliated hospitals and other health care and related agencies. Professor Woods is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public health with a concentration in community health. She has been a respiratory therapist for 11 years. Her primary clinical experiences are in the areas of neonatal/pediatric care, adult critical care, and extended and long term care. She has been an American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation provider and educator for six years.  Her research efforts focus on improving the health of populations by utilizing social and behavior research methods through the use of community-based participatory research.