Public Health Studies
Andrea Conger, Holland Hall 424
Overview of the Concentration
Students pursuing a concentration in Public Health Studies develop an overview of the breadth of the fields comprising public health, a sense for its interdisciplinarity, and skills for interpreting and contextualizing public health research findings. Students practice communicating the social, humanist, and biological complexities of public health across cultural, political and disciplinary boundaries. Special attention is given to understanding diverse populations and their unique circumstances domestically and globally. Completion of the public health studies concentration promotes a lifetime of informed civic engagement relevant to public health.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Do with Public Health Studies?
The Public Health Studies Concentration is designed to provide students a broad background in public health that can be explored across the curriculum. We are interested in giving people tools to improve health and well-being through direct care, informing the public, education which is huge, people who want to shape policy and the future of humans on this planet. We invite scientists, poets, social thinkers, writers, pre-health and the computationally inclined, entrepreneurs, organizers and activists, historians, artists, physical trainers and athletes. Anyone who is interested in social well-being, health care delivery directly – as the context of the populations served is an important context, global affairs or international service of any kind - to consider the health capabilities and constraints in other countries or respond to disasters (Pakistan’s flooding, food limitations due to the war in Ukraine….etc.), and those who have a desire to prepare for a future we cannot yet even imagine. There is a place for you in public health.
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