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

Ellyn Harper

"To me, public health is a holistic approach to health and service."

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.”

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."

Janelle Graves

"West Virginia University was the best decision for me because it felt like home. Every faculty member that I spoke with took personal interest in my ideas and future aspirations. To date WVUs faculty encourages, cultivates, and supports my professional growth."

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September activities scheduled for WVU Health Sciences campus

As the semester swings into action, there are several fun events scheduled for the WVU Health Sciences community in September.

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WVU researcher: Self-injury ties with diabetes as 7th leading cause of death in U.S.

A new study finds self-injury – suicide and drug self-intoxication – ties with diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death and ranks ahead of influenza and pneumonia combined and kidney disease.

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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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