Gregory A. Hand, PhD, MPH, named founding dean of the School of Public Health.  Dr. Hand will assume leadership of the School in August.  More.. 

The School of Public Health is pleased to announce Dean's Community Engagement Awards which will provide financial support for research, service or educational activities that involve direct collaboration with community agencies, organizations and citizens in West Virginia. All faculty members, staff and students within the SPH are eligible to apply.  

Avashia Scholarship opportunities are for currently enrolled meritorious MPH students who demonstrate commitment to the values and activities of the School of Public Health, and have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of Dr. Bipin H. Avashia and Mrs. Rita Avashia.

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

Patrick J. Cushing

Patrick J. Cushing

“Public Health is a way for me to further my education in healthcare. It also allows me to diversify my skill set by studying graduate level statistics.”

Antegoni Kyros

Antegoni Kyros

"I decided to further my education at a school that is at the heart of its community and state."

Kara Marie Viggiano

Kara Marie Viggiano

"What Public Health means to me is helping others with the knowledge I have gained. I want to help make peoples' lives healthier."

Megan Whetzel

Megan Whetzel

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

Service

A Message from the Dean

Interim Dean Jeffrey Coben, MD

No matter what pinnacles of success we celebrate, there is no time to rest. Higher ground for accomplishment is continually available and achievable.

Recent Videos

WVU School of Public Health 2013 MPH Orientation

All new MPH students attended the mandatory new student orientation held in Morgantown on August 14 (9 AM - 4 PM) and 15 (9 AM - 1 PM). They were sent an agenda prior to these dates, met as a large group on Wednesday, and with their departments on Thursday.

2013 Master of Public Health Student Internship / Practicum Presentations

Students from the West Virginia University School of Public Health discuss their culminating experience at the 2013 Master of Public Health (MPH) student Internship/Practicum presentation. The culminating experience, taken during the final semester, requires completing a practicum or internship and submitting a paper and poster. This degree will typically take 4 semesters to complete.

MS in School Health Education

The mission of the School Health Masters degree is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to instill in school-age students the information needed to make healthy decisions regarding well-being. We believe that experiential instruction, coupled with critical thinking skills, enables students to be informed health consumers. We seek to provide an optimal experience for our students to be models and mentors for their own students.

Harlem Shake - West Virginia University - SAPH

The Student Association of Public Health (SAPH) is a collection of MPH students, PhD students, and faculty members in the WVU School of Public Health who are dedicated to promoting public health issues throughout WVU and the community. Relay for Life events are life-changing cancer fundraising events that help communities across the globe fight back against cancer, and SAPH is trying to raise money.

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Dr. McCawley’s hope is that with a little guidance and a strong community network of neighbors helping neighbors, the citizens of Wyoming County will be the first in their region to spearhead a revolution in reversing discouraging health trends.

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Founding dean named

Founding dean named

Gregory A. Hand, PhD, MPH, has been named founding dean of the WVU School of Public Health. Dr. Hand will assume leadership of the School in August.

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