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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CHHS Names Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
December 6, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services has named Dr. Susan Sell the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Sell’s tenure follows a one-year stint as Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. In her new position, Sell will work to increase research and student funding...

Ph.D. Student, Mecklenburg County Epidemiologist Collaborate on Research
November 30, 2016

Ph.D. student Kenesha Smith (left) and Sara Lovett (right), Mecklenburg County Health Department Epidemiologist, present their work with Professor Sharon Portwood, entitled "Developing a Data-informed Community Response to Youth Suicide," at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Public Health...

MPH Student to Attend Presidential Inauguration Academic Seminar
November 30, 2016

UNC Charlotte sends one student annually to participate in The Washington Center's Presidential Inauguration Academic Seminar. This year's winner is Alexandra Alcorn, first year MPH student. The theme of this year's seminar will be "Can We Elevate Political Discourse?" Attending students will...