Are you interested in the science of protecting and improving the health of communities?  Visit our graduate school OPEN HOUSE on April 9th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the John E. Jones Conference Center, Health Sciences Center, South.  For more info, call 304-293-2502.   

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."

Molly Matthews-Ewald

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

Angy El-Khatib

"To me, Public Health means a culmination of every imaginable discipline for the purpose of improved health and quality of life."

Lindsey Mason

"The people at WVU are simply phenomenal and the atmosphere is amazing."

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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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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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SWVL

SWVL

Dr. McCawley’s hope is that with a little guidance and a strong community network of neighbors helping neighbors, the citizens of Wyoming County will be the first in their region to spearhead a revolution in reversing discouraging health trends.

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ONE GLOBAL WVU

ONE GLOBAL WVU

WVU is a school with international reach. While our students, scholars and partners come from 110 countries, all 50 states and some U.S. territories, they are united by the Mountaineer pride and school spirit for which our campus is known.

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SPH ALUMNA '14

SPH ALUMNA '14

"I feel like often it's put out there as working in a rural population is something we have to have, nobody wants to do it. But I'm really excited. I want to work in a rural population, specifically here in West Virginia." — Amanda Paugh -

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