The School of Public Health includes four divisions that serve as the main administrative units and house the many academic programs and majors. These divisions encompass a wealth of expertise in the fundamental areas of public health and offer a wide array of education, training, research and community outreach opportunities.
Division Head: Brad Carlin, PhD
Biostatistics techniques make it possible to understand observations from health-related research, whether the result is highlighting a potential cause of cancer or testing a new treatment for AIDS. This division focuses on the critical statistical methods employed in scientific research around health, from designing studies to calculating and comprehending data.
Division Head: William Toscano, PhD
Environmental and occupational health covers a spectrum of challenges, from public hygiene and environmental pollutants to injury prevention and health risks among industrial workers. This multi-disciplinary specialty looks at several core issues essential to public health, including the evaluation of environmental health effects, the exploration of hazards in the environment, and the development of a scientific basis for environmental and occupational health policy.
Division Head: Bernard L. Harlow, PhD
Focused on the ever-evolving study of disease and health in populations, this division is ranked as one of the top 10 public health programs in the U.S. For more than six decades, the division has been involved in a broad range of studies investigating the distribution, causation and prevention of diseases. In recent years, the division has expanded to include programs in nutrition, alcohol, maternal and child health, and genetics.
Division Head: Ira Moscovice, PhD
With an eye toward the organization, financing and efficacy of health services, this division addresses some of society’s most pressing health systems issues, from the rising cost of health care to growing disparities in health status. The division’s research, education and outreach programs all focus on crucial policy topics, including HMO trends, aging and long-term care, maintaining health services in rural areas, and the impact of medical technology on public policy.