Department of Public Health Sciences

The Public Health Programs at UNC Charlotte produce practitioner-scholars and leaders prepared to promote and improve human health across the lifespan; to support the optimal organization and management of healthcare locally, nationally, and internationally; and to deliver efficient, effective, and accessible high quality health services, particularly to vulnerable populations.


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VIDEO: PHS Program Builds Healthy Lifestyles in Cabarrus County Preschoolers
June 30, 2016

Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of experts are taking their message of healthy eating and excercise to the youngest citizens of Cabarrus County, all in an effort to stop issues with weight before they start. UNC Charlotte's Wills Citty reports. Building Healthy...

Yancey/Edgley Fellowship

Doctoral Student Wins National Yancey/Edgley Fellowship Conference Travel Award
May 27, 2016

  Second year doctoral student and Wayland Cato Doctoral Fellow, Corliss Allen Solomon, has won the national Yancey/Edgley Fellowship Conference Travel Award for her work with increasing access to physical activity opportunities for African-Americans and Hispanics through joint use...

CHHS Names New Chair of Department of Public Health Sciences
May 5, 2016

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services has selected Dr. Lyndie Forthofer as the new chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. A veteran public health researcher, Forthofer most recently served as Director of the Division of Epidemiology at the Arnold School of...