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 & Leadership

Health Policy, Management & 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

Tyger Lambert Kirk

"I believe that public health is an approach to health that does not just look at the health of an individual but also that of a community and that any health issue faced by an individual is not isolated but often part of a bigger problem."

Megan Whetzel

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

Matthew Law

"I can effectively use all of my skills and experiences for the good of humanity and to help make sure that my family, my community, and the rest of the population can attain a safe and healthy life."

Adam Baus

"I'm driven to help advance the health and well-being of West Virginia and the Appalachian region through collaborative research, service and teaching centered on priority health disparities and local level needs."

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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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2015 Grad- Angy El-Khatib

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Meet 2015 Grad, Andie Kyros! She has a passion for oral health and plans to address access and affordability.

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Q & A with DEAN HAND

Q & A with DEAN HAND

Meet Gregory A. Hand, Founding Dean in the Fall 2014 edition WVU Health Magazine

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