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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

Emily Eddy

"Leadership professionals are needed to develop informed policy that work to fix existing issues. Social and behavioral health specialists are needed to work at individual and group levels to promote positive health and wellness behaviors."

Angy El-Khatib

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

Megan Whetzel

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

Matthew Law

"I can effectively use all of my skills and experiences for the good of humanity and to help make sure that my family, my community, and the rest of the population can attain a safe and healthy life."

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Global health rotations provide health sciences students with international experience

Global health rotations provide health sciences students with international experience

Every year, teams from West Virginia University’s Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy participate in clinical rotations at locations across the world.

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WVU offers free opioid use disorder training to West Virginia healthcare providers

WVU offers free opioid use disorder training to West Virginia healthcare providers

WVU is offering a free American Society of Addiction Medicine buprenorphine course, along with a one-day continuing education event, in two different locations in West Virginia – August 20 in Morgantown and September 17 in Charleston.

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WVU researcher brings national attention to teenagers and workplace injury

Dr. Kimberly Rauscher, an associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health, is featured on the “Public Health Minute with William Latimer,” airing this month on select NPR stations around the country.

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Finding Wellness initiative aimed at improving personal health

Finding Wellness is a new, free program for people who are ready to make permanent lifestyle changes to improve personal health. This six-week program is open to anyone in the community and meets from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at WVU Medicine University Town Centre. Monthly supermarket shopping events take place on the second Friday of every month.

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