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Chapter of the Year

PhD candidate and Delta Omega Gamma Mu President, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel and Chapter Advisor, Dr. Keith Zullig, accept the 2013 Delta Omega Chapter of the Year award for excellent service accomplishments.

Developing Leaders in Research

PhD student Adam Baus presents his research on how to use electronic health records to identify higher risk diabetic populations at the 2013 American Public Health Association meeting.

Community Service

Community service is at the heart of what we do. In October, our students pitched in a hand to support the fight against cancer.

New School of Public Health

WVU established a school of Public Health in June 2012. Graduates will help address help disparities in West Virginia.

Alumnae Tara Hartley

Alumnae Tara Hartley, Ph.D. is hooded at graduation by her research mentor.

Time for a Break

While our PhD students highly value hard work and achievement, they equally value finding the time to socialize like, for instance, at this local watering hole gathering.

WVU Outdoor Program

The WVU Outdoor program offers many exciting activities that give you access to the best state scenery.


Teacher outlines defenses on toxins

During a recent public health conference in Wheeling, McCawley released the findings of his study of seven different wells sites in Brooke, Wetzel and Marion counties.

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WVU researcher takes part in a joint U.S.-Canadian effort to create safer work environments for youth

A West Virginia University School of Public Health researcher has played a key role in an effort to increase awareness and influence policy makers about workplace injuries among U.S. and Canadian youth.

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Texting and Driving Injuries Rise

A new report from researchers at the West Virginia University School of Public Health concludes that the laws probably aren't having much impact on the number of injuries caused by distracted driving.

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Welcome to the information page of the WVU School of Public Health Ph.D. program in Public Health Sciences.

Our mission is to provide state of the art doctoral education to a select group of highly qualified students who desire to positively impact the public's health. We aim to train these students in a research intensive curriculumthat is guided by a distinguished faculty at the leading edge of effective public health science.

The PhD in Public Health Sciences emphasizes both evidence-based primary prevention of disease and injury, and health promotion research and practice.


The PhD in Public Health Sciences trains the future researchers in public health and population sciences. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and analytic skills.

Our graduates leave our program with a solid record of research achievement, competent to face the next phase in their research careers.