Lynn Herrmann, Ph.D., MPH

Lynn Herrmann
Title: Associate Professor
Division: Health Studies
Unit: Health Education/Public Health
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 256
Office Phone: 815-753-0112
Office Fax: 815-753-5406

Courses Taught

  • PHHE 315: Introduction to Health Promotion
  • PHHE 431: Applied Health Promotion Programming
  • PHHE 603: Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health
  • PHHE 631: Community Health and Promotion Programs


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Community Health- Health Behavior, Focus: Kinesiology
  • M.P.H., Northern Illinois University, Health Promotion focus
  • Graduate Certificate in Eating Disorders and Obesity, Northern Illinois University
  • B.S., Elmhurst College, Exercise Science and Psychology

Research Interests

  • Social media and health communication
  • Social aspects of exercise
  • Perceptions of health
  • Gender and exercise

Other Information

  • American Council on Exercise Group Exercise Instructor
  • American Council on Exercise Health Coach
  • American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
  • American Council on Exercise Medical Exercise Specialist

Recent Publications

Herrmann, L. K., Elutilo, B. B. (2023). Exercise with YouTube: An evaluation of YouTube’s workout #withme playlist. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. 14(2): 21-36. doi:10.18848/2156-8960/CGP/v14i02/21-36.
Bolaji Elutilo is an MPH student at NIU.

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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