Having grown up in a family with four Villanova alumni, Dr. Bergey is thrilled to have joined Nova Nation as a faculty member. Her favorite topics to teach are the social and cultural dimensions and determinants of health. Utilizing her interdisciplinary and applied background on the topic, Dr. Bergey engages students in the many challenges and inequalities of the health care system that might not be obvious. The type of environment in which people live, work and learn all impact the quality of health care people receive.
“My students’ enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity about this topic will undoubtedly make change possible in the health care system. It’s incredible to see the students’ harness their energy in order to promote critical thought and global citizenship,” she said.