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

Biostatistics (MPH and MS)

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
Evan Wardell Administrative Aide


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


Epidemiology (MPH and PhD)

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

Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala Senior Associate Dean of Research and Program Development
Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Epidemiology
Lecia Ductan Administrative Aide
Laura Wallace Administrative Aide


Global 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


Jason F. Arnold, JD, MPH


Director of Global Health Programs & Special Projects
Director of Operations, Department of Global Health
Kiera Bloch, MPH Program Administrator
Patricio Almeida Administrative Aide, Global Health


Public Health Nutrition (MPH) 

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

Dr. Niyati Parekh Director of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Doctoral Studies
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
Brittany Edghill Administrative Aide