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Public Health Program


  • Fabulous Faculty

    Dr. Sonja Mackenzie joined the Public Health faculty in 2014 as an Assistant Professor and the first tenure track professor in the Public Health Program.

  • Anton Avancena '12

    I started out as a pre-med student—as many PHSC majors do—but the field of public health captivated me. I appreciated and was drawn to, public health’s approach to human health and disease, which is focused more on prevention and targeted interventions for at-risk populations as opposed to the treatment of individual patients.

  • Amia Nash '15

    The learning experienced in my Public Health major has provoked my interest in research and working in health focused on marginalized populations.

  • Jana Lee '16

    The Public Health Major allowed me to dip into different areas of study that are ultimately related to health science.

  • Featured Staff

    Lisa Osteraas was the recipient of the 2014-2015 Nancy Keil Service Excellence award.

  • Valeriote Goldman 2016

    The College of Arts and Sciences Public Health Program has successfully completed the second annual Valeriote Goldman Symposium on Public Health and Social Justice. Made possible by a generous gift from alumna Sue Valeriote ‘77 and her husband, Ken Goldman, this year’s Symposium focused on violence as a public health issue at the local, national, and global level.

  • Shelby Crespi '16

    Public health provides me with a framework for how we can change health outcomes for the better.

  • Faculty Spotlight: Sonja Mackenzie and Laura Chyu

    Sonja Mackenzie and Laura Chyu (Public Health Program), along with Jill Pellettieri (Modern Languages and Literatures) were awarded a 2016-17 Thriving Neighbors Initiative Grant from the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.

  • Jack Penner '09

    Mr. Penner blogs on The Washington Post - "How one student struggles to become a good doctor."

  • Naina Ahuja '16

    After taking my first public health class, PHSC 1, I was extremely intrigued by this new approach- viewing health from a preventative lens instead of a treatment lens.

  • Craig Stephens

    Published a paper in mSphere the general interest, open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

  • Karina Myers '17

    I’m really happy I ended up finding this major, because it provided a really unique opportunity to study what I love from a really unique perspective.

  • Nicole Beltran '19

    Public Health Science major recommends every student get to know the professors and the work that they do outside the classroom.

  • Shima Dadashzadeh '18

    Create relationships with the professors; they are an amazing resource in ensuring you’re successful in your classes, as well as in starting the career discernment process.

  • Alumna Wins Miss Silicon Valley

    I finished my Master’s degree from Stanford School of Medicine this past June and started my first full-time job working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a Health Science Specialist doing mental health research.

Valeriote Goldman Symposium: Public Health & Social Justice