Announcements (all)

  • We are excited to announce the opening of our new Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Public Health at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. 

    For those of you who may be less familiar with our program, we define public health as health promotion and disease prevention. Whereas a physician or nurse may work one-on-one with a patient, public health provides a more macro-scale approach and focuses primarily on population and community health. Public health is a wonderful career option by itself, but is also an excellent complement to career in medicine, nursing, or law (just to name a few). It also provides students with a concrete set of practical skills they can use moving forward, or apply to a more theory-based major such as psychology, biology, or Native Hawaiian studies.

    For exploratory students, and as a first step to our major, we offer an Introduction to Public Health course (PH 201), which will be offered this coming Spring semester Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am - 10:15am, and during Summer Session I.

    If you have any questions about our degree program including the classes we offer, degree requirements and/ or about the field of public health in general, please feel free to contact either our recruitment advisor, Dr. Denise Nelson-Hurwitz at or our undergraduate advisor, Michelle Tagorda, at To make an advising appointment with Michelle, please visit

    We wish you the best in your academic journey!

    - Posted 9 months ago

  • Program information and application materials for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available. The Fall 2015 application deadline is December 1 for the MPH, MS, DrPH, and PhD programs.

    - Posted 3 days ago

  • Reconnect with the Office of Public Health Studies and celebrate the launch of our new Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health! We invite you to join us in welcoming our new undergraduate public health students and learning more about our degree programs and ways to get involved. Families welcome, light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by September 1st via Punchbowl or

    Please email if interested in parking fee reimbursement.

    Date: Thursday, September 4th
    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Place: University of Hawaii, BioMed D-207

    - Posted 2 weeks ago

  • As the Office of Public Health Studies grows, and to reflect the recent addition of our exciting new BA program, the Office of Graduate Student Academic Services (OGSAS) has been renamed the Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS). We bid a fond aloha to our former name and look forward to continuing to provide outstanding academic services to our students and faculty as OPHSAS.

    - Posted 1 month ago

  • The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will host a free recruitment fair for prospective students of public health on Tuesday, July 15 at 4 PM. This is a great opportunity for both prospective graduate and undergraduate students to learn about the exploding field of public health. The “This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair” allows prospective students to meet admissions staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location: The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC.

    Though the event is free, attendees must pre-register by Friday, July 11:

    What: This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair
    Where: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C.
    When: Tuesday, July 15th, 4-7PM

    - Posted 2 months ago

  • Our public health program will be having an on-site accreditation review by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) on September 29-30, 2014. CEPH welcomes written communication from third parties until 30 days before their onsite visit. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to submit feedback to CEPH on the program and its practices, procedures, and policies. Third party comments may take the form of e-mail, printed mail, or any other written form. Comments must be in writing and must be specific. Comments received by phone or in person will not be accepted or considered.

    The team coordinator for the CEPH site-visit will provide all third party comments, in full, to the other members of the site visit team. The team uses these comments in the same way it uses all other information assicated with the visit, such as documents provided by the program, information in the self-study and information provided by participants in on site interviews.

    The deadline for submission of written comments is August 30, 2014.

    All written comments should be sent to Ms. Nakita Kanu, MPH, Accreditation Specialist, Council on Education for Public Health, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Springs, MD 20910, e-mail:

    - Posted 2 months ago

  • We are pleased to announce that Kathryn L. Braun has been appointed as Director/department chair of the Office of Public Health Studies.

    - Posted 2 months ago

  • On May 9, 2014, Dr. Jay Maddock stepped down as director/department chair of the Office of Public Health Studies. The faculty is working with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to elect a new director. A new director/department chair will be announced soon.

    - Posted 3 months ago

  • Best wishes to our spring 2014 graduates!

    Spring 2014 Graduation

    - Posted 3 months ago

  • Congratulations to our 2014 Delta Omega Student Inductees: Vance Kawakami (EPI), Thomas Lee (EPI), DeAnna Basques (HPM), and Tasha Tydingco (HPM).

    2014 Delta Omega Student Inductees

    - Posted 4 months ago