Department of Public Health Sciences

A Culture of Excellence

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers academic programs encompassing undergraduate, postgraduate certificate, masters and doctoral education.  With a strong focus on public health education and behavioral science, our team of accomplished researchers and teachers partners with communities advancing the art and science of public health, and preparing the next generation of practitioners, educators, researchers and scholars.



Dr. Bill Saunders and Dr. Beth Racine present results from a childhood obesity project at the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
November 11, 2014
As part of the “State of the Region Healthcare Summit 2014” sponsored by the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Saunders and Dr. Racine presented “Childhood Obesity & Wellness Research” to business leaders in Cabarrus County (click here for newspaper article).  Their recently...

Dr. Brunner Huber to speak on highly cited article at the American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans
November 11, 2014
Dr. Larissa R. Brunner Huber, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has been invited to speak at the upcoming American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Editors from "Maternal and Child Health Journal" have organized a session related to the research and publishing...

Dr. Jim Laditka and Dr. Sarah Laditka study racial differences life expectancy and disability after a stroke
November 5, 2014
Our study accounted for stroke throughout later life and compared African American and white women and men with and without stroke beginning at the same starting time.  Our study was published in a recent issue of Disability and Health Journal as, “Stroke, Disability, and Mortality in the...