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.

Student Stories

Kali Taylor Aloia

"Public health means encouraging and assisting to create a supportive environment for the community to live and stay active while making healthy lifestyle decisions."

Ellyn Harper

"To me, public health is a holistic approach to health and service."

Bryan J. Youngblood

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

Chad Crigger

"Despite all of the definitions of Public Health I have read, I still prefer Dr. Reger-Nash's view of Public Health... Public Health is the theory, research, and practice of helping people live more fulfilling lives."

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A Message from the Dean

Dean Gregory A. Hand, PhD

It is my great pleasure to work with a relatively small group of committed faculty, staff and students who have accepted the challenge and responsibility of promoting good health and providing for a safe environment.

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Simple Mind-Body Therapies Shown to Improve Subjective Cognitive Decline, a Strong Predictor of Alzheimer’s Disease

Simple Mind-Body Therapies Shown to Improve Subjective Cognitive Decline, a Strong Predictor of Alzheimer’s Disease

New Study from School of Public Health professor published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

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WVU and greater Morgantown earn 'Safe Communities' accreditation

WVU and greater Morgantown earn 'Safe Communities' accreditation

Safety is a constant concern for local governments and university administrators. Residents, students and their parents, and visitors expect a safer environment on campuses and across the community.

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'Connect With Clay' to discuss 'State of the Health Sciences'

'Connect With Clay' to discuss 'State of the Health Sciences'

In his next “Connect with Clay” open forum, Vice President and Executive Dean Clay Marsh will address the terrific year we’ve had at Health Sciences, while also looking forward to the big changes and challenges ahead. He will also reinforce our commitment to West Virginia’s health challenges, including opioid addiction, obesity, and elderly care. He will also discuss upcoming changes to improve the learning and working environment on our campus. This session will be broadcast live to all campuses and will be held in Room 1905 Health Sciences South on Tuesday, April 19 at 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

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rHeART trial shows improvement in rural community cardiovascular health

rHeART trial shows improvement in rural community cardiovascular health

A recent West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute funded pilot study has produced encouraging results in the improvement of heart and blood vessel health in rural communities, along with showing a change in participant healthy lifestyle behavior. The rHeART study also supports community-based approaches as effective ways to address local-level health behavior change.

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