BSHS Faculty & Staff
Dr. Amy Peak is the Director of the Health Science and Healthcare & Business programs, and Chair of the Health Science department at Butler University. She has over 20 years experience in higher education and is a clinical pharmacist, certified wellness coach, and group fitness instructor. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, and was a Visiting Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company. She is a past president of the Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy as well as the founder and a past president of the Drug Information Practice and Research Network within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Her primary practice, research, and interest areas are related to community health, vaping/electronic cigarettes, CBD & cannabis, providing health services to the uninsured, and improving the mental health of students, faculty, and clinicians in health professions. She is well-published and has provided a myriad of presentations on these topics at local, state, and national levels.
Dr. Beltran is a scholar and practician in the field of Health Sciences. He completed his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, but his work experience extends beyond academia. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Adolescent and School Health and in the Division of STD Prevention. He also served three years as the deputy director of a binational, non-profit,community-based organization that provided healthcare to underserved populations. Dr. Beltran’s research and practice focuses on HIV/STI prevention, substance use/abuse, Hispanic/LatinX health disparities, and behavioral health. At Butler University, he engages in teaching, research, and service around these topics.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University College of Pharmacy in 1978 and later received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1999. I started at Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in August of 2008. My specialty is in Geriatrics. Prior to coming to Butler University, I practiced as a community pharmacist for 21 years, a consultant pharmacist for nine years, and taught at Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing and Health Professions, Gary IN for 23 years.
Dr. Susanna F. Scott is an assistant professor of health sciences in the Department of Health Sciences at Butler University. Her research focuses on narrative approaches to reproductive health. She teaches health communication and first-year seminar (medical humanities) and advises the healthcare and business club.
Prior to earning her graduate degrees, Susanna worked for IU School of Medicine. She earned her BA from Butler University, her MPA from Indiana University, and a PhD from Indiana University. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Breastfeeding Medicine, and Health Communication.
Scott, S. F., Johnson, N. L., Brann, M., Bute, J. J. (2022). ‘Had I gone into the office, they would have caught it a little bit sooner’: Narrative problematics in US pandemic birth stories. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 50(6), 711-729
Scott, S. F., Johnson, N. L., Kruer, K., Zimet, G. D., Head, K. J. (2021). Communicating positive HPV test results: A directed content analysis of women’s preferences using self-determination theory. Iowa Journal of Communication, 53(1).
Johnson, N. L., Scott, S. F., Brann, M. (2020). "Our birth experiences are what binds us": Women’s motivations for storytelling about birth to build Motherwisdom. Communication Studies, 71(4), 649-668.
Shere, H., Weijer, L., Dashnow, H., Moreno, L. E., Scott, S.F., & Baker, H. Chronic lactation insufficiency is a public health issue. Breastfeeding Medicine, 16(12), 933-934.
Staff Assembly Executive Committee
HR Advisory Committee
Microsoft Teams Champion
Dr. Williams is a nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer. He has practiced in clinical settings including outpatient physical medicine/rehabilitation, as well as sports medicine departments in the NCAA Division III and NAIA settings. Dr. Williams recently served as an invited member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access Task Force and formerly as the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair. As an active teacher-scholar, he has been involved in numerous research investigations that have been published in refereed journals and presented at regional and national conferences. Dr. Williams’ research is predominantly aimed at examining prevention and treatment strategies for musculoskeletal conditions in the upper extremities and spines of overhead athletes. Williams has also served as an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed publication, Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, he earned an undergraduate degree in athletic training from Olivet Nazarene University, and masters and doctoral degrees from Illinois State University. At Butler University, Dr. Williams teaches a variety of health science and kinesiology-related coursework. He aims to challenge and support students to ignite their development. As an educator, his goal is to be good company on his students’ journeys toward their personal- and professional aspirations.