Departments & Programs

Academics at the School of Global Public Health are distributed between several programs and departments that encompass the leading disciplines in the field of public health.

Bioethics (MA)

Combines the study of medical and environmental ethics on topics ranging from the use of embryonic stem cells and cloning to species preservation and biodiversity loss.

Dr. S. Matthew Liao Director of Center for Bioethics
Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics
Cassandra Coste Program Administrator


Biostatistics (MPH, MS, and PhD)

Applies statistical reasoning and methods to the analysis of public health, health care, biomedical, clinical and population-based data.

Rebecca Betensky, PhD  Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
Vardia Duterville Program Administrator
Evan Wardell Administrative Aide


Epidemiology (MPH, MS and PhD)

Analyzes the distribution, determinants, and control of human disease.

Raymond Niaura Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Cynthia Fraser Administrative Aide


Global and Environmental Public Health (MPH)

Emphasizes the development of strong leadership skills while planning and managing innovative global public health programs.  The program collaborates with international colleagues in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe.

Chris P. Dickey, DrPH, MBA

Director of Global Health
Director of Global Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health
Kiera Bloch, MPH Program Administrator
Patricio Almeida Administrative Aide


Public Health Nutrition (MPH) 

Focuses on promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases and obesity through educational and environmental approaches.

Dr. Joyce O'Connor

Director of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Advanced Certificate in Public Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Erika George Administrative Aide


Public Health Policy and Management (MPH and PhD)

Dedicated to creating innovative policies and strategies to improve health care and population health.

José A. Pagán, PhD


Chair of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management
Professor of Global Public Health
Kei Andersen Administrative Aide


Social And Behavioral Sciences (MPH and PhD)

Investigates the social, behavioral, and structural determinants of health.

Dr. Ralph DiClemente Chair and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Katrien Mattis, MA Program Administrator
Laura Wallace Administrative Aide