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

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."

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."

Bryan J. Youngblood

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

Jose Richards

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is where public health sits. We are in positions to save millions of lives and prevent even more illness."

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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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2015 Grad- Angy El-Khatib

2015 Grad- Angy El-Khatib

Meet 2015 Grad, Angy Elkhatib!  Her internship lead to interest in worksite wellness.  

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2015 Grad- Andie Kyros

2015 Grad- Andie Kyros

Meet 2015 Grad, Andie Kyros! She has a passion for oral health and plans to address access and affordability.

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'15 Grad - Nakul Satyendra

'15 Grad - Nakul Satyendra

Meet 2015 MPH Grad, Nakul Satyendra! “Overall I would say this program would help me implement a community approach while dealing with patient population when I practice dentistry in the future.”

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Q & A with DEAN HAND

Q & A with DEAN HAND

Meet Gregory A. Hand, Founding Dean in the Fall 2014 edition WVU Health Magazine

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