Health Science

Health Science

BS
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Human Physiology

Human Physiology

BS BS/MS Minor MS PhD

Nutrition/Dietetics

Nutrition/Dietetics

BS MS MS+DI DPD/MS + DI

Public Health

Public Health

Minor BS/MPH

About the Department of Health Sciences

Why do muscles enlarge from a workout and atrophy from certain diseases? Why do strokes occur? What happens inside your brain when you hear or walk or remember? How can eating disorders be treated? What are the latest findings on autism? The hottest topics in neuroscience?

Our Health Sciences department has answers to a dizzying range of questions. It’s the largest department at BU Sargent College, with the broadest range of programs and career possibilities. Where you’ll go with the strong scientific foundation you’ll build here—on to medical school or into nutrition, neuroscience, public health, or private industry, to name just a few—is up to you.

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Health Sciences Chair

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Programs in Nutrition

Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD

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Our Health Sciences faculty pursue discoveries and treatments in dozens of areas, from molecular physiology to cognition processing to what triggers preterm labor. Projects are often interdisciplinary because the interests of our growing faculty are, too. Many professors hold joint appointments in BU's Medical Campus departments, and three are currently serving on NIH peer review committees. Our Faculty

Program Directors

Program Director, Human Physiology | Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Elizabeth Co, PhD

Program Director, Nutrition | Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN

Program Director, Health Science | Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Bria Dunham, PhD, MPH, CPH

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