The new West Virginia University School of Public Health welcomed 179 students for their first week of classes in the first new school to be created at WVU in more than 50 years.
“West Virginia has historically been ranked at the bottom of the lists on many health and mental health measures and indicators,” Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., WVU Chancellor for Health Sciences, said. “This new School will be an asset to the people across the state who are working to solve our health problems.”
The students are enrolled in three graduate degree programs: Master of Public Health (122), M.S. in School Health Education (35), and Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences (22). The School includes five disciplines of study: biostatistics; epidemiology; health policy, management and leadership; occupational and environmental health sciences; and social and behavioral sciences.