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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

Emily Eddy

"Leadership professionals are needed to develop informed policy that work to fix existing issues. Social and behavioral health specialists are needed to work at individual and group levels to promote positive health and wellness behaviors."

Bryan J. Youngblood

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

Jordan L. McCann

"I decided on the MPH program here at WVU because I wanted to continue working with the friends and mentors that led me to Public Health."

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.”

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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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FDA E-Cig Ruling: Local Experts React

Public health professionals say although many are led to believe these things are a safer alternative to cigarettes or chew, we don't yet have the science to back that up. They say this is just one of many steps needed to move the Mountain State forward in terms of our heavy use of tobacco.

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WVU experts laud FDA's extension of tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products

Public health and other experts at West Virginia University lauded the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Thursday that e-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way as traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

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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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