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Health Studies at American University

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The Department of Health Studies is educating the future leaders of the public health and health promotion industries. We are committed to improving health and reducing health disparities in the US and around the globe.

Our faculty members are industry pioneers leading innovative research projects in health promotion, public health, nutrition, health sciences, epidemiology, psychology, and policy. Faculty priorities focus on advancing knowledge through research and achieving optimal health for all.

Our students are dedicated to assuming leadership positions within the health promotion and public health industries and improving the health and well-being of individuals, communities, organizations, and societies.

By joining the Department of Health Studies, you will gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to turn your passion about health into a fulfilling life-long career of helping individuals improve their health and creating health-promoting places to live, work, and learn.

Health Studies News

Case Competition winners Shyheim Snead, Rain Freeman, Morgan Taylor, Katie Lu Clougherty, Kara Suvada, Lili Zigo

Achievements ·

AU 2017 Global Health Competition Winners Announced

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Matthew Barressi

Alumni ·

Where Are they Now? Matthew Barresi (MS health promotion management ’11)

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Public Health Case Competition Team 2016

Social Sciences ·

AU Team Wins Prize from National Academy of Medicine

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