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Academics

Congratulations to Denise Nelson-Hurwitz, PhD, and Michelle Tagorda, MPH, on contributing to the publication Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States. Faculty from accredited schools and programs across the nation contributed to the 20 chapters. The purpose of the book is to describe current curricular approaches to undergraduate education for public health and to facilitate analysis and discussion of what makes quality education and builds a competent workforce. The articles address wide-ranging topics: the history of undergraduate public health education, recent development of accreditation criteria, description of specific programs, broader curriculum issues, and the evolving career opportunities in public health. The article contributed by Dr. Nelson-Hurwitz and Ms. Tagorda discusses the development of the undergraduate Applied Learning Experience. The free publication may be found at http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Undergraduate_Education_for_Public_Health_in_the_United_States/615.

We are pleased to announce that our Public Health Program has been reaccredited by CEPH for a seven-year term, extending to July 1, 2022.

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. Please RSVP by September 1st via Punchbowl or pubhlth@hawaii.edu.

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 pubhlth@hawaii.edu.

Please email denisene@hawaii.edu if interested in parking fee reimbursement.

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

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 denisene@hawaii.edu or our undergraduate advisor, Michelle Tagorda, at phadvise@hawaii.edu. To make an advising appointment with Michelle, please visit http://phadvising.appointy.com

We wish you the best in your academic journey!

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