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

Molly Matthews-Ewald

"I chose WVU because of the people. I felt very welcomed the moment I was here and continue to feel so."

John Vance

"I hope to work on policy development at the national level in an effort to improve the health of United States citizens."

Bridget Joy Boothe

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

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."

Service

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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Photo exhibits to highlight food access issues

Photo exhibits to highlight food access issues

Preston County and Monongalia County children and seniors are using photography to highlight food issues affecting them and their communities.

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Pack the Rack success

Pack the Rack success

WVU Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, students, and staff donated 944 food items to The Rack – the WVU student food bank – during the “Pack the Rack” holiday drive in November and December, according to Jacqueline Dooley, The Rack program director.

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Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series resumes Jan. 22

On Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:15 p.m., The Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series will kick-off the Spring 2016 semester with its theme of Food & Politics. This event will feature a three person panel discussion with Cheryl Brown, PhD, Associate Professor with Agricultural and Resource Economics at WVU, Daniel Eades, Rural Extension Specialist with the Community, Economic, and Workforce Development unit at WVU Extension Service, and Elizabeth Spellman, Executive Director of the WV Food & Farm Coalition.

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WVU assists police with overdose drug

West Virginia University is taking action to help West Virginia police officers assist people who have overdosed on prescription opioid pain medications or illegal opiate drugs such as heroin. Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of opiate and opioid drug overdoses. The WVU Law Enforcement Naloxone Project will provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary training and procedures to administer this drug in emergency situations to persons incapacitated from an opioid or opiate overdose.

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