Faculty bios

Health Sciences

Jenny Deranek

Jenny Deranek, PhD, LAT, ATC has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. She holds a Master's of Kinesiology degree from the University of Virginia and has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Athletic Training degree from Albion College. Dr. Deranek continues to practice as a clinical athletic trainer and was the Program Director of Girls on the Run Michiana from 2013-2018. Dr. D enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for healthcare and especially enjoys encouraging students through personal/professional development. Dr. D is married to Mike and the proud mom of Andy, Nate, and Lily and wants nothing more than for them to lead lives full of caring and thinking of others.

Northside Hall 456C
Phone: 574.520.4660
Email: jenderan@iu.edu

Andrew Doyle

Andrew T. Doyle, PhD, LAT, AT, CSCS, Astym-Cert earned his doctoral degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. Dr. Doyle started his educational journey at Indiana Wesleyan University earning his bachelor's of science degree in Athletic Training. In addition, Dr. Doyle earned his master's degree from Western Michigan University in Physical Education while running an Athletic Training Clinic at Gull Lake High School in Richland, Michigan. Clinically, Dr. Doyle has worked with high school, college, and semi-professional athletes. He enjoys conducting research and has published in many peer-reviewed journals, been a reviewer of Athletic Training textbooks, and has shared his experiences while serving on Athletic Training boards. Dr. Doyle has taught across many levels of education including bachelor's, post-professional master's, professional master's, clinical doctorate, and academic doctorate. Most importantly, Dr. Doyle is a husband to Jill and father to Macalister and Marshall. The Doyle family enjoys camping, cycling, and the great outdoors!

Northside Hall 409
Phone: 574.520.4619
Email: doyleand@iu.edu

Kristyn Quimby

Kristyn Quimby, DHEd, RDH, CHES® is a Teaching Professor in the School of Applied Health Sciences, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend and serves as the Faculty Director for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science. She has an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, Bachelor of General Studies, and Master of Liberal Studies from Indiana University South Bend, as well as a Doctorate of Health Education (2018) from A.T. Still University. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Health Education Specialist ®. Her interests and passion focus on the intersection of health education, culture, community outreach, and service. Previous awards and recognitions include 2010 Distinguished Alumna from the IU South Bend Dental Hygiene Program; 2015 Recognition for Outstanding Achievements to the Division of Dental Education for her work as Program Director; 2016 Partnership Matters award from the Area Health Education Centers for her work with Operation Smile, a dental outreach event for veterans; 2016-17 Educator of the Year from Student Life at IU South Bend; 2019 Carol Dee Minichillo Leadership Award; and 2019 Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences Distinguished Alumnae award. She is also a member of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching class of 2020. She teaches a variety of Health Promotion and Education courses in Applied Health Sciences online program and Health Sciences face-to-face program. She also co-leads two study abroad trips – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Costa Rica and Belize.

Northside Hall 448
Phone: 574.520.4405
Email: quimbyk@iu.edu

Jennifer Hatfield

Jennifer Hatfield MHS, CCC/SLP-L has a Master of Health Sciences degree from Governor’s State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valparaiso University and is nearing the completion of her Doctorate of Education in Instructional Systems Technology (2022). In addition, she holds The American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Clinical Competence Certificate {CCC} and is licensed by the Indiana Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Jennifer continues to manage and work clinically in her private practice of over 24 years where she collaborates with many local health professionals to serve the greater Michiana Community. Professor Hatfield teaches in the undergraduate Health Sciences program as well as the graduate Speech Language Pathology Program. In her spare time, she enjoys searching for vintage treasures with her husband and spending time with family.

Northside Hall 407
Phone: 574.520.4258
Email: jenmhatf@iu.edu

Bunmi Okanlami

Dr. Okanlami joined the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences in August 2019 as the Endowed Bicentennial Chair of Palliative Care and Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Sciences. Dr. Okanlami came to IU South Bend after a medical career in Pediatric Critical Care, serving as Medical Director for Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Transport services at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (1994 -1999) and Beacon Children’s Hospital South Bend, (1994 - 2016). She is a co-founder and past president of O’Hana Heritage Foundation dba A Rosie Place for Children; an Indiana non-profit organization that provides Respite and Palliative care services for children with complex, life-limiting medical conditions located in South Bend, Indiana. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences as well as a Medical degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), in Nigeria. Dr. Okanlami trained in Pediatrics at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC and specialized in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She also obtained an executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has a passion for serving, mentoring and advocating for interdisciplinary education and programs that improve quality of life for children and underrepresented populations globally. Dr. Okanlami is a clinician, educator and motivator involved in global health collaborations aimed at capacity building in critical care and palliative care for all people.

Her current academic focus is the development of Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Education at undergraduate level at IU South Bend and regional collaborations to enhance understanding and increase access to Palliative and Supportive care for diverse people of all ages.

Northside Hall 462
Phone: 574.520.4495
Email: oaokanla@iu.edu

Dawn Hopkins

Dawn Hopkins is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Dayton in Exercise Science then a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at Oregon State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Notre Dame. Her teaching interests include biostatistics, health and wellness, and exercise physiology. She strives to provide skills to students which allow them to read, understand, and apply research to solve ongoing population health problems. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and was awarded the IU Trustees Teaching award in 2018. Dawn recognizes the importance of holistic health and advocates for individuals living with mental health challenges.

Northside Hall 413
Phone: 574.520.4691
Email: dawhopki@iu.edu