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Department of Health Studies

Offering programs in health promotion, nutrition education, and public health.

Department of Health Studies

The mission of the Department of Health Studies is to educate and empower future leaders in the field to improve the health status and wellbeing of individuals, communities, organizations, and societies. This mission is achieved through innovative education, transformational research, creative partnerships, and policy-change advocacy. Health issues are of universal interest and relevance, transcending the boundaries of race, religion, culture and national origin.

Degree Programs & Careers

BA Public Health 

Our graduates put their expertise to work promoting health outcomes, policy, and research locally, nationally, and globally. Here are just a few recent examples of alums' career paths:

  • Research Associate at National Institute of Health
  • Nutrition Educator at Maryland Snap-Ed
  • Program Associate at Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
  • Wellness Coordinator at NFL Players Association
  • Assistant Fitness Director at Sport & Health
  • Health Communications Specialist at USAID
  • Senior Director, Customer Engagement at Cigna
  • Research Associate at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Lifestyle Educator at Kaiser Permanente
  • Education Specialist at the Capitol Area Food Bank

Master's in Health Promotion Management

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Faculty and students discuss what sets this program apart.

News

Professor Ethan Mereish (left) with research coordinator David Hawthorne.

Science ·

The Lavender Lab: Using the Power of Youth Voices to Improve LGBTQ Health

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Events

The Liberation: DC Central Kitchen: film screening, November 5, 6:00-8:00 PM, Wechsler Theater (MGC 315).

In the Field

90 Students Completed Internships in 2018

6 External Grants Awarded to Faculty in the Department of Health Studies

40 Service Projects Completed in 2018