AREAS OF STUDY

Academic Departments

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Faculty members in the department develop new statistical methodology and provide the quantitative component to public health and biomedical research efforts.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

As an epidemiology student , you will learn statistical techniques and research designs to investigate patterns of disease and their determinants, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public.

Health Policy, Management, and Leadership

Health Policy, Management, and Leadership

Through dedication to excellence in education, research, and service, the department will serve as a catalyst to transform population health.

Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

The department is made up of a diverse faculty including basic scientists, engineers, physicians, bioinformaticians, epidemiologists, and other public health scientists.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

The department of Social and Behavioral Sciences conducts inquiries and applications to achieve optimal health and reduce health inequalities in West Virginia and the global community.

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Bryan J. Youngblood

"This generation is the first generation whose life longevity will be lower than the previous because of disease."

Michael Dark

"After reviewing the CEPH website which led me to WVU, I realized that the WVU MPH program was a perfect fit for me. The program offered many course topics that I was interested in and worked with my busy employment schedule."

Michael Ibekwe

"West Virginia University has limitless opportunities. The faculty are supportive and informative and are always looking for a way to make us competitive on a national level."

Megan Whetzel

"Public Health is a large and necessary field that is key to improving the lives and well-being of others."

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September activities scheduled for WVU Health Sciences campus

As the semester swings into action, there are several fun events scheduled for the WVU Health Sciences community in September.

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WVU researcher: Self-injury ties with diabetes as 7th leading cause of death in U.S.

A new study finds self-injury – suicide and drug self-intoxication – ties with diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death and ranks ahead of influenza and pneumonia combined and kidney disease.

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WVU to mark Morgantown Overdose Awareness Day with panel discussion

WVU to mark Morgantown Overdose Awareness Day with panel discussion

Makalynn, a WVU student in a 12-step recovery program, is among the WVU and Morgantown representatives who will take part in a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Mountainlair.

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WVU expert available to comment on new study of surface coal mining health effects

WVU expert available to comment on new study of surface coal mining health effects

A WVU toxicologist said a new National Academy of Sciences study is an important step toward filling in research gaps about surface coal mining and potential health risks.

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