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

Megan Whetzel

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

Michael Dark

"After reviewing the CEPH website which led me to WVU, I realized that the WVU MPH program was a perfect fit for me. The program offered many course topics that I was interested in and worked with my busy employment schedule."

Michael Ibekwe

"West Virginia University has limitless opportunities. The faculty are supportive and informative and are always looking for a way to make us competitive on a national level."

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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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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