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."

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.”

Bridget Joy Boothe

"To me, public health means protecting the health of the people through cohesive collaboration from all facets of society."

Kathryn Leeming Flack

"I realized that my passion was not delivering care, but connecting the dots between those with great need and the providers."

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Global health rotations provide health sciences students with international experience

Global health rotations provide health sciences students with international experience

Every year, teams from West Virginia University’s Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy participate in clinical rotations at locations across the world.

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West Virginia University offers free opioid use disorder training to West Virginia health care providers

West Virginia University offers free opioid use disorder training to West Virginia health care providers

In partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and a physician education grant from the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, WVU is offering a free ASAM buprenorphine course, along with a one-day continuing education event, in two different locations in West Virginia – August 20 in Morgantown and September 17 in Charleston.

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WVU researcher brings national attention to teenagers and workplace injury

Dr. Kimberly Rauscher, an associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health, is featured on the “Public Health Minute with William Latimer,” airing this month on select NPR stations around the country.

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Finding Wellness initiative aimed at improving personal health

Finding Wellness is a new, free program for people who are ready to make permanent lifestyle changes to improve personal health. This six-week program is open to anyone in the community and meets from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at WVU Medicine University Town Centre. Monthly supermarket shopping events take place on the second Friday of every month.

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