Meet Geri Schmotzer, Assistant Professor


The School of Nursing proudly welcomes their new Assistant Professor, Geri Schomotzer!

Prior to her teaching at Cal State San Marcos, Dr. Schmotzer taught Epidemiology, Nursing Research, Public Health Nursing, and Health Promotion at the University of San Francisco and New Mexico State University. She has been teaching public health nursing courses since 2009.

She has been a lifelong student and has degrees in Dietetics, Public Health, and Nursing. Dr. Schmotzer completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco where she was a Moore Fellow. Prior to starting a career in academia, she worked as a research nurse at both the University of California at San Francisco and San Diego. While in New Mexico, Dr. Schmotzer had the opportunity to collaborate with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Health Disparities Research Center. Her research interests include Health Disparities, Access to Care, and Cancer Prevention and Control, specifically in women’s health.

Dr. Schmotzer started her nursing career in Medical Oncology and quickly moved into community health and health promotion. She lives with her husband and a Scotty in Fallbrook and looks forward to working with all her new students at CSUSM!

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