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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.

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Molly Matthews-Ewald

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

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."

John Vance

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

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WVU to mark Morgantown Overdose Awareness Day with panel discussion

WVU to mark Morgantown Overdose Awareness Day with panel discussion

Makalynn, a WVU student in a 12-step recovery program, is among the WVU and Morgantown representatives who will take part in a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Mountainlair.

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WVU expert available to comment on new study of surface coal mining health effects

WVU expert available to comment on new study of surface coal mining health effects

A WVU toxicologist said a new National Academy of Sciences study is an important step toward filling in research gaps about surface coal mining and potential health risks.

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DHHR develops plan to transform West Virginia’s health care system with support from WVU

DHHR develops plan to transform West Virginia’s health care system with support from WVU

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the WVU School of Public Health today released a major plan to improve the state’s health care system.

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WVU Occupational Medicine specialists to see black lung patients in Kanawha County

When Dr. Donald Rasmussen, who was described by The New York Times as a “crusader for coal miners’ health,” passed away in July 2015, the many patients who sought him out for diagnosis and treatment of black lung disease in southern West Virginia lost their champion. As of yesterday (July 25), three WVU Occupational Medicine specialists are beginning to pick up where he left off by seeing patients at the Cabin Creek Health Center in Dawes.

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