Public Health Sciences
The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is among the most comprehensive programs in New England. Public health faculty members are experts in many pressing public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and environmental health concerns. The Public Health Sciences major prepares students for entry-level public health positions; graduate programs; and medical, physician assistant, and nursing school.
In the Spotlight
MPH student Tess Curran is the lead author on a recently published article titled “School-Based Positive Youth Development: A Systematic Review of the Literature” appearing in the Journal of School Health. Curran wrote the paper for her honors thesis project while an undergraduate public health student at UMass Amherst. Faculty advisor Lisa Wexler is co-author of the publication.
Gloria DiFulvio, Program Director for Public Health Sciences, is leading the evaluation efforts to reduce suicide mortality for young people on a five-year, more than $400,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Public Health major Naomi Fedna fosters conversations with communities in Haiti.