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					      GW
PUBLIC HEALTH

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At The George Washington University School of Public             OUR FACULTY
Health and Health Services, public health is not just a          Passionate about training and mentoring the next generation of leaders,
subject, it’s also a commitment to a better future and to
                                                                 our talented faculty brings the classroom alive, contributing a broad range
the well-being of our local, national, and global communities.
                                                                 of skills, knowledge, real-world experience, and professional contacts to
Through our educational programs, research initiatives, and
service-driven mission, we are not only contributing to          the educational experience. Outside of the classroom, they are conducting
public health, we are living it, shaping it, and influencing     cutting-edge research, testifying on Capitol Hill, or influencing public
its future.                                                      health here and around the globe. As a student, you can tap into this
                                                                 expertise through one-on-one mentorship opportunities, and by working
We invite you to learn more about SPHHS and about how
                                                                 with a designated faculty advisor to develop a customized field experience
you can be part of the future of public health.
                                                                 that best serves your career interests and professional development.

                                                                 OUR LOCATION
                                                                 We are the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Our location
                                                                 in Washington, D.C. puts us at the heart of activities, resources, and
                                                                 decision-making that drive the future of public health and health services,
                                                                 and directly impact the well-being of the world’s people. We take full
                                                                 advantage of that, offering our students unparalleled training, internship,
                                                                 and volunteer opportunities in local health clinics, research agencies, the
LY N N R . G O L D M A N , M D, M P H                            federal and local governments, or national and international health
Dean                                                             organizations.
sphhsdean@gwumc.edu
                                                                 OUR RESEARCH
                                                                 SPHHS is home to numerous renowned research centers, institutes, and
SEVEN DEPARTMENTS,                                               special programs, where our faculty and staff translate research into
ONE PUBLIC HEALTH                                                public health policy and practice. Some of these programs include:
All of our educational programs offer broad,
interdisciplinary training in public health, preparing            • Biostatistics Center                 • Geiger Gibson Program in
students to become leaders in the field. At the same              • Center for AIDS Research               Community Health Policy
time, our seven specialized departments allow you to                (DC D-CFAR)                          • Hirsh Health Law and Policy
gain in-depth knowledge and experience into highly                • Center for Global Health               Program
focused areas. These departments include:                         • Center for Health and Health         • Hirsh Program in Medicine and
 • Environmental and Occupational Health                            Care in Schools                        Health Policy
 • Epidemiology and Biostatistics                                 • Center for Health Care Quality       • Jacobs Institute of Women’s
 • Exercise Science                                               • Center for Health Policy               Health
 • Global Health                                                    Research                             • Research Center for Neglected
 • Health Policy                                                  • Center for Risk Science and            Diseases of Poverty
 • Health Services Management and Leadership                        Public Health
 • Prevention and Community Health

                                                                 OUR PROGRAMS
                                                                 With more than 50 degree options, including master’s degrees, graduate
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                                                                 certificates, undergraduate degrees, and doctoral degrees, SPHHS will
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                                                                 provide a program that engages your interests and prepares you to enter
School of Public Health and Health Services
                                                                 the field of public health. You can also combine a graduate certificate with
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                                                                 an MPH to uniquely position yourself for a career path that requires both
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                                                                 breadth and depth of public health knowledge. We are also proud to be
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                                                                 one of very few public health schools in the U.S. to offer an undergraduate
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                                                                 major in Public Health, training our newest generation of public health
                                                                 professionals.
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PUBLIC HEALTH

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Programs                 Master and Doctoral Degrees Offered in Conjunction
 • Environmental and Occupational Health                with Other GW Schools
 • Global Health                                        • MS or PhD in Biostatistics
 • Health Behavior                                      • MS or PhD in Epidemiology
 • Health Policy                                        • Master or PhD in Public Policy (Health Policy
Master of Public Health (MPH)                             Concentration)
 • Biostatistics                                        • Master of Business Administration (Health Services
 • Community-Oriented Primary Care                        Administration Concentration)
 • Environmental Health Science and Policy              Graduate Certificate Programs
 • Epidemiology                                         • All MPH Concentrations (except Global Health
 • Global Health with Concentrations in:                  Epidemiology)
   -Global Health Communication                         • Community-Based Program Management
   -Global Health Design, Monitoring, and               • Community Health Center Management
    Evaluation                                          • Health Information Technology
   -Global Health Management                            • Health Services Generalist
   -Global Health Policy                                • HIV/AIDS Studies
   -Global Health Strategies                            • Long Term Care
• Global Health Epidemiology                            • Public Health and Emergency Management
• Health Policy                                         • Public Health Community-Based Program Management
• Health Promotion                                      • Public Health Generalist
• Maternal and Child Health                             • Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious
• Physical Activity in Public Health                      Diseases
• Public Health Communication and Marketing             Bachelor of Science (BS)
• Public Health Management                              • Athletic Training
Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and     • Exercise Science, General
Specialist Degree                                       • Exercise Science, Pre-Medical Professional
• Master of Health Services Administration                Concentration
• Specialist Degree in Health Services Administration   • Exercise Science, Pre-Dietetics Concentration
Master of Science (MS) Programs                         • Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
• Exercise Science with Concentrations in:              • Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  -Clinical Exercise Physiology                           Concentration
  -Strength and Conditioning                            • Public Health
• Health Policy                                         • Combined BS/MPH
• Public Health Microbiology and Emerging               Undergraduate Minors/Secondary Fields of Study
  Infectious Diseases                                   • Exercise Science
Joint, Dual and Special Public Health Programs          • Health and Wellness
• JD/MPH, JD/Graduate Certificate                       • Public Health
• LLM/MPH
• MA International Affairs/MPH Global Health
• MD/MPH
• Master’s International Program with the Peace
  Corps/MPH
• PA/MPH
      GW                                                      ENVIRONMENTAL AND
PUBLIC HEALTH                                                 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                          MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

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The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health                    elcome to the Department of
leads multidisciplinary activities that generate scientific                Environmental and Occupational Health!
evidence and inform occupational and environmental                         We engage with colleagues, communities,
decision making. Our commitment is to identify and prevent
                                                              and society at large to advance health and sustain-
environmental hazards in communities and workplaces
around the world. We do this by providing emerging            ability. Our faculty, students, and staff address a
professionals with the skills to lead advances in             range of topics. These include sustainable cities
environmental and occupational health protections.            and food systems, climate change mitigation and
From the health and environmental impacts of our food         adaptation, solutions to workplace hazards, and
system to the options and consequences of our energy          scientific approaches for communicating about risks. Students come to the
sources, we focus on issues that determine the                Department of Environmental and Occupational Health with a passion for
sustainability of our future.
                                                              promoting health. They graduate with the skills to improve the health and
                                                              safety of workplaces, communities, and the global environment. Our
                                                              classes address both the science and the policy behind many of today’s
PROGRAMS                                                      most pressing environmental challenges, and our Washington, D.C.
Doctoral Programs
 • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Environmental and
                                                              location makes it easy to participate in and learn from health organizations
   Occupational Health                                        with national and global impact.
Master’s Programs                                                 Each student completes a practicum with an agency or institution
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Environmental Health       addressing environmental health issues. Many students end up with
   Science and Policy                                         employment offers at these organizations; our graduates have gone on to
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Master’s                   work for the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Chemical Safety
   International Program with the Peace Corps                 and Hazard Investigation Board, and the World Bank, among other
Graduate Certificate Programs                                 institutions. All of them leave with an in-depth understanding of the
 • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Science       development of policies and practices that have enormous impacts on
   and Policy
                                                              the health of our air, water, food, and workplaces.
 • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and
                                                                  Department faculty members have earned national reputations as
   Public Health
Joint Degree Programs                                         researchers and policy leaders. They are called on frequently by
 • Physician Assistant - Master of Science in Health          congressional committees, federal agencies, national scientific organizations,
   Sciences (MSHS) and Master of Public Health (MPH)          international public health entities, and the media to discuss environmental
 • Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health        and occupational hazards and the policies addressing them. With our
   (MPH)                                                      wealth of faculty experience, we can help students arrange field placements
 • Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Laws (LLM) and              that contribute to their personal goals, and our low student-to-faculty ratio
   Master of Public Health (MPH) or Graduate Certificate      lets us offer students ongoing, personalized mentoring. Visit us online or
                                                              stop by if you are in D.C.

                                                              M E L I S S A J . P E R R Y, S C D , M H S
                                                              Chair
                                                              melissa.perry@gwumc.edu




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D EPARTMENT OF
E NVIRONMENTAL AND
O CCUPATIONAL H EALTH


                                    “I could not have chosen a better place to do my MPH program. As a GW
                                    student, you are exposed to things you would not have the opportunity to
                                    explore if you were somewhere else. My faculty advisor helped me gain a
                                    practicum experience working at the Pan American Health Organization, in
                                    the Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Department in the
                                    area of climate change. I was able to learn about global environmental health
                                    issues with hands-on experience. I worked on several projects in Latin America
                                    and the Caribbean related to climate change, sustainable development and
                                    health, and assisted the organization with preparations for the United Nations
                                    Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20. The practicum was a real
                                    professional experience where I could apply the knowledge and training I
                                    gained through my courses at the SPHHS.”
                                    DEISE GALAN
                                    Student
                                    MPH in Environmental Health Science and Policy Program


     “In thinking through sustainable policy decisions, I enjoy challenging my
     students to see the hidden consequences. Is organic food more environmentally
     friendly than conventional crops if it's being trucked across longer distances?
     Are plug-in vehicles a good option in areas where electricity comes from coal?
     My passion is studying the life cycle of various policy options to allow for well-
     informed decisions. Making choices that are sustainable over the long term
     will move us toward a cleaner environment and healthier population.”
                                                       PETER LAPUMA, PHD, PE, CIH
                                                                    Associate Professor
                                    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
                                                                    eohptl@gwumc.edu


                                    “I can definitively say that my graduate degree in Environmental and
                                    Occupational Health from SPHHS has helped me be a better professional. My
                                    current position at the World Bank has stretched my professional legs. I rely
                                    on the training in epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences, and program
                                    evaluation I received in my Public Health classes on a regular basis for my
                                    work in water and sanitation. The skills that I gained help me not only
                                    understand public health issues but also communicate them to others.”
                                    CRAIG KULLMAN, MPH ’05
                                    Alumnus
                                    MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Program
                                    Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank




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      GW                                                        EPIDEMIOLOGY AND
PUBLIC HEALTH                                                   BIOSTATISTICS
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                            MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers                      elcome to the Department of
courses in the core quantitative sciences of public health.                  Epidemiology and Biostatistics! Vibrant
Epidemiology enables us to describe how diseases affect
                                                                             and growing, our Department offers
populations and communities, and to understand the social
and medical determinants of health; and Biostatistics           students a wealth of opportunities in the fields of
provides us with the methods of measurement that are            epidemiology, biostatistics and public health
needed to assess the impact of disease and health               laboratory science. With growing educational
programs on populations and communities. Graduates are          programs, expanding research activities, partnerships
prepared to conduct epidemiologic research, undertake           with prominent public health organizations, numerous
evaluation studies, and monitor population health status in     student work and award opportunities, and a growing number of new and
academic, government, private sector, and community
                                                                talented faculty members, there has never been a more exciting time for
health settings. A critical component of Departmental
programs is the required capstone practicum experience,
                                                                you to be part of our Department.
where students have the opportunity to gain hands-on                We are deeply committed to helping our graduates develop their skills
research experience with local and national governmental        in the core quantitative sciences of public health. There are more than 200
organizations such as the District of Columbia Department       students enrolled in the 13 graduate and certificate degree programs the
of Health and the National Institutes of Health, and globally   department participates. Our students have access to one-on-one
with projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.               mentoring, educational, and research activities with the several dozen
                                                                faculty members in the Department. Graduate students have the
                                                                opportunity to conduct a hands-on practicum experience at one of
PROGRAMS                                                        numerous government and non-governmental organizations, both
Doctoral Programs                                               domestically and internationally. Research awards are available to support
 • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Epidemiology
                                                                this experience, as well as students’ participation in national public health
 • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Biostatistics
 • Fellowship Opportunity - Health Disparities                  conferences. Each year the Department employs between 25-35 graduate
 • Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Epidemiology                 students in departmental research activities! Students in our graduate
Master's Programs                                               programs also have the opportunity to be appointed as instructional
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Epidemiology                 assistants (IAs) to assist faculty on their courses. Between 10-30 IAs are
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Global Health                appointed each semester.
   Epidemiology                                                     Our expanding research portfolio explores diverse topics such as
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Biostatistics
                                                                cancer, HIV/AIDS, public health laboratory science, sexually transmitted
 • Master of Science (MS) - Epidemiology
 • Master of Science (MS) - Biostatistics                       infections, behavioral epidemiology, health disparities, surveillance,
 • Master of Science (MS) - Public Health Microbiology          geographic information systems, and spatial analysis. Faculty members at
   and Emerging Infectious Diseases                             the renowned Biostatistics Center in Rockville, Maryland coordinate large
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Master’s International       NIH-sponsored multi-center clinical trials on diabetes, cardiovascular
   Program with the Peace Corps                                 disease, and maternal-fetal health research.
Graduate Certificates                                               With a commitment to practical education and cutting edge research,
 • Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology
                                                                our Department is at the forefront of the future of public health. We invite
 • Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
 • Graduate Certificate in HIV/AIDS Studies
                                                                you to visit us online (sphhs.gwumc.edu/epibio), learn more, and join us
 • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Microbiology and       as we pursue academic excellence here in the nation’s capital.
   Emerging Infectious Diseases                                 ALAN E. GREENBERG, MD, MPH
Joint Degree Programs
                                                                Professor and Chair
 • Physician Assistant - Master of Science in Health
   Sciences (MSHS) and Master of Public Health (MPH)            aeg1@gwu.edu
 • Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health
   (MPH)
 • Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Laws (LLM) and Master
   of Public Health (MPH) or Graduate Certificate




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D EPARTMENT OF
E PIDEMIOLOGY AND
B IOSTATISTICS


                                    “I decided to get a Masters in Public Health shortly after completing a year of
                                    youth service in Nigeria as a UNICEF-trained HIV peer educator trainer and a
                                    high school Biology teacher. I liked the fact that public health addressed health
                                    from a communal perspective. By acquiring more skills and knowledge I will
                                    be able to have the power to help those who need it most — the huge at-risk
                                    population in Nigeria and around the world. I chose the MS program because
                                    I am intrigued by the epidemiological and socio-behavioral dynamics of
                                    infectious diseases.
                                       GW’s DC location offers numerous great opportunities for students
                                    through internships and volunteering. It has wonderful professors, who are
                                    leaders in their fields and who are very committed to helping their students
                                    plan their careers and attain success. GW is truly one in a million.”
                                    AKINTUNDE AKINSEYE
                                    Student
                                    MS Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases Program


     “I collaborate closely with the D.C. Department of Health to provide
     epidemiologic expertise on the city’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. With my colleagues
     there and in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, I have helped
     develop data-driven prevention and care programs. This work allows me to
     mentor students and provide them with real-life experience — my course on
     HIV/AIDS surveillance stems from my work, and I always have several
     students who work with me on research. The opportunity to acquire applied
     public health experience during graduate school is key, providing students
     with practical skills to succeed in the workplace.”
                                                      A M A N DA D. CAST E L , M D, M P H
                                   Assistant Research Professor and Practicum Co-Director
                                             Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
                                                                     sphaxc@gwumc.edu


                                    “The education and training I obtained at GW have paved the way for my
                                    dynamic career in public health. My experience at SPHHS included a
                                    combination of fascinating coursework, direct access to professors, and
                                    connections to the larger public health community both domestically and
                                    internationally — all allowing me to develop skills to contribute to the
                                    improvement of public health. I am currently working as a strategic
                                    information officer for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, in
                                    the U.S. Department of State.”
                                    JORDANA M. DE LEON, MPH ’05
                                    Alumna
                                    MPH in Epidemiology Program

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PUBLIC HEALTH
                                                                  EXERCISE SCIENCE
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                              MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

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The Department of Exercise Science educates students to                         elcome to the Department of Exercise
establish a scientific basis for the value of physical activity                 Science! As the health care burden
and to create programs that promote healthy behaviors
                                                                                associated with the modern-day lifestyle
across an individual’s lifespan. Our programs focus on
preparing undergraduate and graduate students for                 continues to grow, few recognize that sedentary
professional careers in the field of exercise science;            behavior carries a risk to chronic disease that is
generating new knowledge in the field through research;           similar to that of smoking and hypertension.
providing health-related education, services, and resources       An active lifestyle helps prevent chronic disease
for the community; and developing partnerships with               underscoring the relevance of this discipline to
industry, government, educational systems, and the medical        public health.
community. Students are prepared to meet the increasing
                                                                      Our School of Public Health and Health Services is one of only three
demand for skilled professionals capable of delivering a
broad range of exercise-based preventive, technical
                                                                  schools in the U.S. that contains a Department of Exercise Science. We
education, and rehabilitative services.                           offer both BS and MS degrees, and a Master of Public Health program
                                                                  in physical activity in public health. You will have the opportunity to
                                                                  conduct research within the Department, which includes physical activity
PROGRAMS                                                          measurement and promotion in the D.C. public schools using state-of-
Master’s Programs                                                 the-art technology; performance improvements in athletes using novel
 • Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science, Strength           training techniques; the relation of growth and developmental factors to
   and Conditioning                                               injury in youth sport; and the effects of post-meal exercise on glycemic
 • Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science, Clinical           control in aging. We are committed to training students in exercise science
   Exercise Physiology
                                                                  as it relates to both the science and practice of public health. We maintain
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Physical Activity in
   Public Health                                                  a vast network of agencies providing opportunities for internships and
Undergraduate Programs                                            practical experiences. Because of our unique location in the nation’s
 • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science                   capital, our students have the opportunity to help influence public health
 • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science,                  policy work at the local, community, state, federal, and international
   Pre-Medical Professional Concentration                         levels. Visit us online, or when you’re here in Washington, D.C.
 • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science,                      Get moving and come be part of our program!
   Pre-Dietetics Concentration
 • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science,                  L O R E T TA D I P I E T R O , P H D , M P H
   Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration                             Chair
 • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science,                  esclxd@gwumc.edu
   Pre-Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Concentration
Wellness Programs
 • Lifestyle, Sport and Physical Activity Program
 • Yoga Teacher Education Program




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E XERCISE S CIENCE



                                    “Before coming to GW I taught high school science in inner city Miami and
                                    witnessed my students’ terrible exercise and eating habits. It bothered me to
                                    see teenagers in such poor physical shape. It really bothered me that they had
                                    little to no idea the negative effect their habits would have on their long term
                                    health. So, when I was applying to graduate schools, GW’s program stood out
                                    because the program of Exercise Science was an integral part of the School of
                                    Public Health and Health Services.
                                        One of the most unique things about GW has been the access to the faculty
                                    and their connections. All of my professors are friendly and able to meet with
                                    me whenever I need their help. In addition, they all have great connections
                                    that they are willing to share. In fact, the members of the faculty have helped
                                    me get my internship as well as two part-time coaching opportunities.”
                                                                                             C A M E R O N W. W I L L I A M S
                                                                                                                Student
                                               Master of Science in Exercise Science Strength and Conditioning Program


     “My current research focuses on the role that interactive videogaming, or
     exergaming, can play in increasing physical activity. Our current project
     incorporates the game Dance, Dance, Revolution and a second, prototype video
     game into the physical education curriculum at a local elementary school here
     in the District. Working with students and teaching is really what I love the
     most about being at GW. Seeing my students succeed out in the real world
     and knowing that I may have played a part in that success is tremendously
     rewarding. The environment and class size here at GW is perfect for allowing
     extensive interaction with students, which results in meaningful and
     productive student mentoring.”
                                                                  TODD A. MILLER, PHD
                                                                        Associate Professor
                                                              Department of Exercise Science
                                                                          tamiller@gwu.edu


                                    “The Exercise Science program allowed me to discover new possibilities,
                                    offering a public health perspective on what is usually thought of as a one-on-
                                    one profession. The professors are eager to help you, and assisted me in the
                                    interview process at the National Institutes of Health. I now lead exercise
                                    programs and supervise exercise tests and am developing guidelines for a
                                    population that up until now had no specific direction for exercise. I am able
                                    to do what I love in a job that I never knew existed until I attended GW.”
                                    M I C H E L L E K E N N E D Y, M P H ’ 0 7
                                    Alumna
                                    MS in Exercise Science Program


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PUBLIC HEALTH
                                                                GLOBAL HEALTH
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                            MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

                                                                W
The Department of Global Health prepares students with                       elcome to the Department of Global
the knowledge, attitude, and metrics needed to respond to                    Health! Our Department offers exciting
the changing health and disease environment of the 21st
                                                                             and diverse programs of study to prepare
century. Combining courses in the nation’s capital with
intensive overseas programs, the Department collaborates        you to address today’s global health challenges. With
with worldwide partners to improve the rigor of today’s         five concentrations, an epidemiology program, several
global health educational programs and expand research          joint degree offerings, overseas study programs in
and policy collaborations. Department efforts and expertise     Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South
focus on implementation science, translational policy           Africa, international fellowship opportunities for 50
research, and international governance. Faculty members         students per year, and partners ranging from key United Nations
are affiliated with a range of international organizations in
                                                                agencies to local organizations working on the frontlines of public health,
Washington, DC, a host of overseas academic institutions,
and local NGOs in a variety of countries. Students have
                                                                you will gain the skills and experience necessary for a successful and
extensive access to internships and other learning              rewarding career.
opportunities designed to expose them to national and               The GW global health MPH includes a separate program in epidemiology
international public health challenges.                         as well as five concentrations: communication; policy; program design,
                                                                monitoring, and evaluation; management; and global health strategies.
                                                                The curriculum provides a rigorous foundation in public health
PROGRAMS                                                        principles, examines core global health concepts, and emphasizes
Doctoral Programs                                               interdisciplinary research methodology.
 • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Global Health                   Students also have the opportunity to apply for faculty-lead research
Master’s Programs                                               and support policy projects carried out by the GW Center for Global
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Global Health
                                                                Health. The Center hosts a range of workshops and conferences on issues
   Concentrations in:
   -Global Health Strategies                                    such as HIV/AIDS, health systems, child health and nutrition, disaster
   -Global Health Communication                                 assistance, and global health education. Participating in various
   -Global Health Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation            roundtables, attending hearings on Capitol Hill, and hearing from
   -Global Health Management                                    experts discussing today’s most pressing global health challenges are
   -Global Health Policy                                        all part of the GW experience.
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Global Health                    The Department of Global Health offers unparalleled opportunities
   Epidemiology
                                                                for hands-on, experiential overseas learning and the chance to participate
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Master’s
   International Program with the Peace Corps                   in advocacy and research activities that help drive current policy debates
Graduate Certificate Programs                                   and programming changes. In addition to its overseas programs, the
 • Graduate Certificate in Global Health                        Department facilitates regular internships and service opportunities in
Joint Degree Programs                                           the DC area with Management Sciences for Health, Save the Children,
 • Master of Arts (MA)/MPH in collaboration with the            Project Concern International, the Pan American Health Organization,
   Elliott School of International Affairs                      and many others.
 • Physician Assistant - Master of Science in Health
                                                                    Based in the nation’s capital, the Department of Global Health offers
   Sciences (MSHS) and Master of Public Health (MPH)
 • Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health
                                                                innovative partnerships and academic practices to empower the globe. I
   (MPH)                                                        encourage you to explore our website or stop by our office to learn more
 • Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) and               about our programs.
   Master of Public Health (MPH) or Graduate Certificate
                                                                J A M E S M . S H E R R Y, M D , P H D
                                                                Chair
                                                                globalhealth@gwu.edu




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D EPARTMENT OF
G LOBAL H EALTH



                                    “As a participant in the pilot Overseas Learning Collaboration (OLC) program
                                    in China, I became an integral part in the formation of a partnership between
                                    GW SPHHS and Peking University. I was able to gain a more insightful
                                    perspective on public health systems abroad by experiencing it firsthand. The
                                    academic and social relationships developed with our colleagues abroad helped
                                    me to see and better understand key differences in the health infrastructure of
                                    our two countries and really gain real-world experience. I was drawn to GW
                                    for their global influence and with this OLC program; I became a part of that.”
                                    DANA RABKIN
                                    Student
                                    MPH in Global Health Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Program


     “In my 15 years’ working around the globe, I saw the need for greater balance
     between the theory and practice in the field of global health. The commitment
     to build this is what drew me to GW. Working with local university partners in
     countries like Bangladesh, China, and Kenya, we are establishing a curriculum
     to define competencies, increase standards, and advance the discipline of
     public health education globally. You won’t find this or the opportunities it
     brings anywhere else in the world and that is the DGH edge — our faculty is
     working in innovative ways to prepare you for the future.”
                                                S A N G E E TA M O O K H E R J I , P H D , M H S
                                                                         Assistant Professor
                                                                 Department of Global Health
                                                                        smookher@gwu.edu


                                    “Washington, D.C. is an ideal city in which to learn about health programs
                                    and policies, both domestic and international. There are many opportunities
                                    here to work with governmental, nongovernmental, and international
                                    organizations that are involved in promoting public health. The GW School of
                                    Public Health and Health Services is an excellent place to begin one’s career in
                                    public health.”
                                    B R YA N S C H A A F, M P H ’ 0 4
                                    Alumnus
                                    MPH in International Health Promotion Program




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      GW
PUBLIC HEALTH
                                                                HEALTH POLICY
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                            MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

                                                                W
The Department of Health Policy prepares students for                       elcome to the Department of Health
careers in professional health policy advising, analysis,                   Policy! Our core mission is to prepare
design and implementation by joining stimulating classes                      our students for careers at the apex of
with hands-on experiences that focus on critical health         major health policy change. As a health policy
policy issues. Students will gain a deep understanding of       student, you’ll discover unparalleled learning and
the policymaking process and legal/regulatory environments.     mentorship opportunities with our nationally
They will also learn the key policy drivers of population       renowned faculty, which includes many of the best
health and health disparities; the issues that lie at the       known health policy figures in Washington D.C. Our
nexus of health care reform including health insurance          location in the heart of the nation’s capital contributes to our special
coverage, health care financing, health care quality, and the   expertise in national health reform, and our research influences change on
health care safety net; and the broad economic, social and      a national scale. The Department’s world-class research program allows
political trends that shape the health care and public health   students to delve deeply into the process of health policy research and
systems in an era of reform. Students will also gain deep       educational opportunities such as attendance at congressional and federal
skills in policy analysis and research, policy analysis,        agency hearings, national news briefings, and presentations by major
communication and leadership in order to make a                 public speakers abound. Ranked among the top 10 in health policy
difference in health policy.                                    studies, the Department offers a one-of-a-kind program, dedicated solely
                                                                to health policy training, education, scholarship and service, providing
                                                                students with the tools to transform knowledge into policy change. Our
PROGRAMS                                                        student body reflects the richness of a career in health policy in both their
Doctoral Programs                                               lives and professional aspirations.
 • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) – Health Policy                   This diversity enriches and deepens our formal learning experience.
Master’s Programs                                               We emphasize extensive involvement between faculty and students and
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Health Policy                one-on-one education and career counseling.
 • Master of Science (MS) – Health Policy
Graduate Certificate Programs
                                                                    I invite you to visit our Web site to learn more about our research
 • Graduate Certificate in Health Policy                        projects and our distinguished faculty, and to contact faculty members
Joint Degree and Special Programs                               individually for more information.
 • Physician Assistant - Master of Science in Health                You will work hard as a student at GW, but our commitment to you is
   Sciences (MSHS) and Master of Public Health (MPH)            that upon completion of your degree program, you will be prepared for a
 • Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health          career in health policymaking, whether here in Washington or elsewhere.
   (MPH)
 • Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Laws (LLM) and Master         PA U L A M . L A N T Z , P H D , M S
   of Public (MPH) or Graduate Certificate                      Chair
 • Health Policy concentrations (for students pursuing the      paula.lantz@gwumc.edu
   Master’s or PhD degree in the School of Public Policy
   and Public Administration)




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                                    “If I had to pick one thing which sets GW and the health policy program
                                    apart, it would be its faculty. They are very diverse and provide a curriculum
                                    which offers a depth and breadth of courses unparalleled in any similar
                                    program I’ve seen. They are actively practicing what they teach in
                                    organizations dynamically involved in public health issues. But what truly
                                    sets them apart is their incredible dedication to the students, always willing
                                    to work with each student’s unique educational interests and assist them
                                    not only in the courses but in their future endeavors.”
                                    S H A R O N P A C C H I A N A , F N P, F A C H E
                                    Student
                                    Graduate Certificate in Health Policy


     “Working in health policy can be both exciting and challenging. We seek to
     apply hard, evidence-based research and policy analysis to inform policy to
     better people’s health and access to care. The challenge is that policy is shaped
     in an environment where ideology sometimes conflicts with facts.
         At the School of Public Health and Health Services, we include both top-
     flight researchers as well as those who have wrestled with real world policy and
     public health problems at state, federal and international levels. Better yet,
     Washington, D.C. is the nexus of the policy world. Students can get the intel-
     lectual skills they need, along with the insights of seasoned professionals and
     exposure to Congress, executive agencies and a host of other organizations.”
                                                               LEIGHTON KU, PHD, MPH
                                                                    Professor of Health Policy
                                                  Director, Center for Health Policy Research
                                                                     leighton.ku@gwumc.edu


                                    “In my job at CCIIO, I’m responsible for leading the team that is developing
                                    the policy and operational specifications for eligibility and enrollment through
                                    health insurance exchanges that will be available to provide health insurance
                                    coverage in 2014.
                                        We are standing up an entirely new program that is expected to transform
                                    American health care. The DrPH program provided me with essential training
                                    in public health leadership and the practical applied focus to problem solving.
                                    It’s an essential skill that I bring to the table daily in my work.”
                                    MICHELLE KITCHMAN STROLLO, DRPH ’07
                                    Alumna
                                    DrPH in Health Policy Program
                                    Director, Eligibility and Enrollment
                                    Office of Health Insurance Exchanges
                                    Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)
                                    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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      GW                                                     HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC HEALTH                                                AND LEADERSHIP
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                         MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

                                                             W
The Department of Health Services Management and                           elcome to the Department of Health
Leadership (HSML) develops leaders with the values,                        Services Management and Leadership
knowledge, and skills to manage health-related                             (HSML)! Here at GW, we prepare
organizations and programs. Our curriculum focuses on
                                                             students to meet the growing demand for health care
legislative, leadership, and strategic planning trends,
quality performance improvements, leadership techniques,     executives. Whether you seek a professional career at a
community health planning and advocacy, organizational       hospital or long-term care facility, a physician group
theory, finance, and health law. Students learn how to       practice or a freestanding ambulatory care center, our
structure and position health services organizations to      programs will prepare you to shape the future of
achieve optimum performance, manage health services          health care organizations.
organizations under alternative financing mechanisms,            As an HSML student, you’ll experience our program’s hallmark strengths
lead and manage human resources in diverse organizational
                                                             found nowhere else. You will be joining a department with a 50-year history
environments, and manage information resources to assist
in effective decision making and clinical management.        of excellence in teaching generations of health care organization leaders
Outside the classroom, HSML programs offer residency,        and managers. We pride ourselves in the continuation of our commitment
internship, community service, and research opportunities    to teaching, scholarship, and service. Our dynamic program changes to
that allow students to gain hands-on experience in the       meet the needs of the employment market, the practice of health care
field and build relationships with policymaking and health   management, and the accreditation bodies. In addition to our distinguished
care organizations in Washington, D.C.                       faculty, learning takes place with the assistance of the local community and,
                                                             most importantly, with the active participation of our alumni.
                                                                 HSML alumni come to campus to teach courses, present seminars,
PROGRAMS                                                     advise students, and assist in residency and job placement. It really does
Master’s Programs
                                                             take a community of health care leaders to educate the next generation.
 • Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health            • Our teaching philosophy builds on theory, followed by application and
   Management                                                then practice. When you complete your administrative residency you will
Certificate Programs                                         be well prepared to launch your career.
 • Graduate Certificate in Community Health Center           • At HSML, scholarship is a combination of theoretical and applied
   Management                                                research, creation of new knowledge, and contributions to the profession
 • Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology     through preparation of publication and text books.
 • Graduate Certificate in Health Services Generalist
                                                             • We define service as contribution to the university, our profession, and our
 • Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care
   Administration
                                                             community. Members of the HSML faculty sit on university committees as
 • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Management          well as on the board of professional associations and the healthcare service
Other Programs                                               community and are frequently asked to provide expertise at government
 • Health Services Administration Specialist (Spec.MSA)      study panels, national committees, and advisory boards.
 • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a                I invite you to visit us online or in Washington, D.C., to learn more
   Concentration in Health Services Administration           about our degree programs that will help advance your career in health
   (offered by The George Washington University School       services management and leadership!
   of Business)
                                                             ROBERT E. BURKE, PHD
                                                             Chair
                                                             BobBurke@gwu.edu




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AND L EADERSHIP




                                    “I believe 50% of learning occurs in the classroom and 50% comes from
                                    professional development opportunities. Washington, D.C. is a great place to
                                    obtain these opportunities. SPHHS has helped shape my character and mold
                                    me into a future health care leader. Last year, I received a SPHHS Capital
                                    Connection Fund award which covered my registration fee for the National
                                    Association of Health Services Executives conference. The knowledge I gained
                                    prepared me for this year’s conference, where I competed, and won, the case
                                    competition. I am proud to be a student here and am thankful for the esteemed
                                    faculty and diverse student body that surround me.”
                                    ANGELA RAPHAEL
                                    Student
                                    MHSA in Health Systems Management Program


     “The reason this work is important is simple. We are preparing the next
     generation of leaders in health care. We mentor and prepare our students to be
     able to go out and create and sustain the systems that allow clinicians and other
     highly skilled professionals to do their very best work. Because health care
     delivery is a team sport, if we don’t do our job right, patients suffer. In addition,
     as the discipline of health services management has evolved, we not only take
     care of individual patients, we are responsible for the health of communities.
     Our job is to provide the safest, most cost-effective care possible to everyone in
     those communities.”
                                         L E O N A R D H . F R I E D M A N , P H D , M PA , M P H
               Professor and Director, Master of Health Services Administration Program
                            Department of Health Services Management and Leadership
                                                                    hsmlhf@gwumc.edu


                                    “The alumni and faculty of the HSML program are some of the most
                                    remarkable and devoted people you’ll meet. Whether traveling for work,
                                    attending a health care conference, or searching for a job — I’m very impressed
                                    with the quality and passion they have for their career. Both during the program
                                    and as a recent graduate, you’ll find alumni and faculty who inspire, challenge,
                                    and excite you, and who are there for you when you need support. They
                                    definitely made my experience at GW that much more rewarding.”
                                    BRIAN ORGEN, MHSA ’08
                                    Alumnus
                                    MHSA in Health Systems Management Program




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      GW                                                       PREVENTION AND
PUBLIC HEALTH                                                  COMMUNITY HEALTH
                                                               s p h h s . g w u m c . e d u /p c h



ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT                                           MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

                                                               W
The Department of Prevention and Community Health                           elcome to the Department of Prevention
provides comprehensive training to prepare students to                      and Community Health! The core
lead capacity-building programs and enhance the health
                                                                            mission of public health is promoting the
and well-being of our world in four areas: health promotion,
maternal and child health, public health communication and     well-being of communities around the globe. In the
marketing, and community oriented primary care (COPC).         Department of Prevention and Community Health,
Recognizing that effective interventions require an            we pride ourselves on being at the center of this
understanding of community strengths and limitations,          mission. Through educational and research activities
each program explores the interactions among                   in the inter-related areas of health promotion,
psychosocial, behavioral, and biological risk factors.         maternal and child health, public health communication and marketing,
Our interdisciplinary faculty includes clinicians,
                                                               and community oriented primary care (COPC), we work to improve
epidemiologists, anthropologists, health psychologists,
health communications professionals, evaluation scientists,
                                                               health and prevent disease in our local, national, and international
and experts in health behavior and health education. Close     communities.
relationships with community-based partners ensure the         • The Empowering Latino Youth Project is a collaborative research and
direct relevance of our work and create opportunities for      demonstration project between The George Washington University School
students to gain hands-on experience in diverse health         of Public Health and Health Services, Identity Inc., and Mary’s Center.
care environments.                                             The project is led by Dr. Amita N. Vyas, along with faculty, staff, students
                                                               and community organizations committed to addressing the health and
                                                               well being of Latino youth living in the Washington, DC area. The project
PROGRAMS                                                       aims to implement and evaluate the Be Yourself/Se tu mismo program,
Doctoral Programs                                              an innovative after-school positive youth development program. The
 • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Health Behavior            program goals are to delay sexual onset, decrease pregnancy wantedness
Master’s Programs                                              and ambivalence, increase condom and contraceptive use, and decrease
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Community Oriented          teen pregnancy among high school Latino youth. Funding for this effort
   Primary Care (COPC)
                                                               is through the Office of Adolescent Health, Department of Health and
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Maternal and Child
                                                               Human Services (HHS/OAH).
   Health
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Health Promotion            • Because we are in Washington, students and faculty take their public
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Public Health               health advocacy to national and international stages. This past year, faculty
   Communication and Marketing                                 and students teamed up with Positive Places, a committee of the Metro
 • Master of Public Health (MPH) - Master’s International      Washington Public Health Association, to attend the World AIDS Day
   Program with the Peace Corps                                march and rally to advocate for housing for all people living with
Certificate Programs                                           HIV/AIDS.
 • Graduate Certificate – Community-Oriented Primary           • The White House & DHHS recently launched text4baby, a program of
   Care                                                        the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. This free mobile
 • Graduate Certificate - Maternal and Child Health            service provides pregnant women and new moms with health information
 • Graduate Certificate - Health Promotion
                                                               through free text messagesn to help them protect their health and give
 • Graduate Certificate - Public Health Communication and
                                                               their babies a good start in life. Dr. Doug Evans is the lead investigator
   Marketing
 • Graduate Certificate - Public Health Community-Based        heading the evaluation of this program, which received an HHS
   Program Management                                          innovation award.
Joint Degree Programs                                              We invite you to explore our course offerings, research activities, and
 • Physician Assistant - Master of Science in Health           multiple academic programs highlighted on our Web site. Our department
   Sciences (MSHS) and Master of Public Health (MPH)           is committed to building a healthier world, and we invite you learn more
 • Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health         about us and contact us with your questions.
   (MPH)
 • Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) students         J A M E S F. C A W L E Y, P A - C , M P H
   and Master of Public (MPH) or Graduate Certificate          Professor and Interim Chair
                                                               Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
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P REVENTION AND
C OMMUNITY H EALTH


                                    “Choosing SPHHS was less of a decision than a destiny. The program combined
                                    public health with my interest in clinical practice. But its true appeal comes
                                    from everything you can gain outside of the classroom. I am a student not just
                                    at GW, but a student of Washington D.C. — I learn vibrancy from the colorful
                                    makeup of the city’s diverse cultural atmosphere; I learn leadership from the
                                    powerful and progressive influence of our nation’s capital.
                                       The ongoing support from SPHHS classmates, faculty, and administrators
                                    make it easy for us to access life-changing experiences. Where else can you visit
                                    the White House, network with young professionals at an exclusive opening of a
                                    historic museum, and hear a lecture by an award-winning pediatrician, who just
                                    happens to be your professor — all in the same week? Only at GW.”
                                    CELESTE A. BROWN
                                    Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Primary Care


     “Perhaps the most gratifying aspect of my work is watching students take the
     knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply it to public health
     issues. My research focuses primarily in the area of Reproductive Health — both
     in the United States and globally. The MCH program and our faculty address
     these issues through research, practice, and service. We provide a classroom
     environment where we can discuss the complexities of these issues, intelligently
     discuss solutions, and learn how to work alongside diverse communities and
     cultures. Every semester I am amazed at students’ energy and commitment.
     GW students are special — they want to reach within the Washington, D.C.
     community and across the globe to make a difference. GW students want to
     touch and feel public health — not simply read about it from inside a classroom.
     Our students embody the true principles of public health and service.”
                                                              A M I T A N . V YA S , P H D , M S
                     Assistant Professor and Director, Maternal and Child Health Program
                                         Department of Prevention and Community Health
                                                                         avyas@gwu.edu


                                    “GW set the foundation for me. I had a clinical background as a nurse, but
                                    SPHHS helped change my perspective and the trajectory of my career by giving
                                    me more of a prevention and health education focus. It helped me educate
                                    people about health care issues and help them ultimately lead healthier lives.
                                    After earning my degree, I took the knowledge I gained at GW and founded my
                                    own company, Health Resource Solutions, a management consulting company
                                    which helps organizations develop solutions to health care issues that affect
                                    underserved communities.”
                                    V E N E S S A P E R R Y, M P H ’ 9 9
                                    Alumna
                                    MPH in Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program

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