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



Getting Kids Moving in the Great Outdoors
May 29, 2015
Kids in Parks is an intervention developed by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to promote the use of nature trails and to get families unplugged and outdoors.  Dr Racine, Associate Professor, Corliss Allen, doctoral student, and David Sperry, Venture Director, in collaboration with the UNC...

Meghan Wally wins UNC Charlotte Health Academy Student Paper Contest and Graduate Research Symposium Poster Session
April 28, 2015
MSPH Student, Meghan Wally, recently won the UNC Charlotte Health Academy Master's Student Paper Contest with her thesis, entitled "The Association between Preconception Care Receipt and the Timeliness and Adequacy of Prenatal Care: An Examination of Multistate Date form Pregnancy Risk Assessment...

Dr. Arif

Dr. Ahmed Arif co-authors paper on the role of diet in contracting Epstein-Barr virus infection
April 14, 2015
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes virus family, is a common human virus that has been shown to be related to several medical conditions such as infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma; yet, there is limited information...