May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Public Health

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Information about the Department of Public Health


Location: Simpson Tower 302
Phone: (323) 343-4740
Website: Department of Public Health


Name: Walter Zelman
Phone: 323-343-4635


Lifetime wellness or health is dependent upon a variety of factors, many of which are related to environment and lifestyle. The primary mission of the Department of Public Health is to educate individuals to become entry-level health professionals at the baccalaureate  level. In such roles, graduates can promote positive activities both personal and environmental that impact the health of individuals and communities.

The Department of Public Health offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and a minor in Public Health. Students in these programs are prepared to provide direct services, advocacy, management, and counseling in health education, public health, environmental health, and community organizations.

The Faculty

Professors: Beth R. Hoffman, Stevens Gregory, Behjat A. Sharif, Walter A. Zelman (Chair)
Associate Professors:  Kimberly Kisler Pisca, Nan Zhao Martin, Melaine Sabado-Liwag
Assistant Professors: Evelyn Alvarez, Claudia Toledo-Corral, Ndifreke Etim, Portia Jackson Preston
Emeriti: Carlton Blanton, Robert L. Fennessy, Ben F. Scherer, William E. R. Whiteley, Vicente S. Zapata


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - MinorDegree - Graduate


      Physics (Graduate)Public Health (Graduate)Public Health (Undergraduate)

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