The mission of the Department of Health Studies (DHS) 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, creative partnerships, policy-change advocacy, and transformational research. Health issues are of universal interest and relevance, transcending the boundaries of race, religion, culture and national origin.
- MA Public Health Innovation & Practice
- MS Health Promotion Mgmt
- MS Health Promotion Mgmt (Online)
- MS Nutrition Education (Online)
- Certificate: Nutrition Education (Online)
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 alum 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
Online meet-up with Health Promotion Current Students, Nov. 14, 12:00.
Elizabeth Cotter received a $142,743 grant from the NIH for “Reducing Maternal Stress to Improve Obesity-related Parenting Practices.”
Public health alumna Maeve Alterio is first author on A Geospatial Analysis of Abortion Access in the US after the Reversal of Roe v. Wade. Maeve is a medical student at Washington State University.
Health faculty discuss the US Farm Bill and national food and nutrition programs:
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27Number of grants awarded to our department to promote health in Washington, DC
126Students, faculty, staff, and volunteers working with us
69Number of publications, reports, and presentations to disseminate this work