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

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio

Gloria DiFulvio, senior lecturer in Health Promotion and Policy and undergraduate program director for the public health sciences major, has been named the winner of the school’s 2021-2022 College Outstanding Teacher Award.

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Senior lecturer and public health sciences undergraduate program director Gloria DiFulvio and public health major Hellen Muma appear on the news program Connecting Point to discuss DiFulvio's course “The Epidemic of Loneliness: On Connection, Belonging, and Public Health.” The course connects students with elders in the community to participate in documented conversations that in turn lead to a strengthened bond in community engagement.