Community Health Sciences
The Department of Community Health Sciences is home to the faculty and students of two concentrations in the MPH: the Maternal & Child Health concentration and the Social & Behavioral Sciences concentration.
The Community Health Sciences faculty has diverse interests, reflected in their scholarly areas of interest and expertise, including:
- Social and health inequities
- Women’s, reproductive, and maternal health
- Child and adolescent health
- Substance abuse (especially tobacco, alcohol, and opiates)
- Mental health
- Obesity prevention
- Family and intimate partner violence
- Gender and sexuality
- Urban community health
- Public health and prevention in clinical settings
These scholarly areas are reflected in our research, teaching, and community service. We apply common skills to all content, in the following areas: assessment, intervention, communication, community-based research and practice, system change/translation/dissemination, policy change/advocacy, and evaluation.
The Department of Community Health Sciences offers the Master of Public Health with concentrations in maternal & child health and social & behavioral sciences. It also plays a lead role in the Doctor of Public Health Program.