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

Patrick J. Cushing

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.”

Antegoni Kyros

Antegoni Kyros

"I decided to further my education at a school that is at the heart of its community and state."

Kara Marie Viggiano

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."

Megan Whetzel

Megan Whetzel

"Public Health is a large and necessary field that is key to improving the lives and well-being of others."

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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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SPH Alumna '14

SPH Alumna '14

One summer day two years ago, Amanda Paugh decided to jog. She could travel between two telephone poles. And that was it.

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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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