2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Public Health

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Department of Public Health

David Larsen, Department Chair
444F White Hall
Maureen Thompson, Undergraduate Program Director
444B White Hall


Bernard Appiah, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Luvenia Cowart, Brooks B. Gump, Bryce Hruska, Ignatius Ijere, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Miriam Mutambudzi, Lutchmie Narine, Lisa Olson-Gugerty, Maureen Thompson, Bhavneet Walia

Affiliated Faculty

Captain Martin Joseph De Vita, Ph.D.; United States Army Medical Officer, Behavioral Sciences Branch
George Dranistaris, Ph.D.; Consultant in Health Economics and Biostatistics, Augmentium Pharma Consulting
Margaret K. Formica, Ph.D.; Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health, Onondaga County Health Department
Scott M. Robertson Ph.D.; Policy Strategist, Technology Innovator, and Social Scientist, US Department of Labor


Susan Coots, Internship Coordinator
Laura Sauta, Administrative Assistant
Megan Snow, Internship Coordinator
Melinda Stoffel, Administrative Assistant


We offer a Bachelor of Science in public health (BSPH), a dual degree in public health (BSPH) and Business (BS) and minors in addiction studies, health care management, and public health. The BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The BS business program is accredited by AACSB.

Service learning and community engagement are cornerstones of public health education at Falk College. By purposefully integrating classroom instruction with hands-on opportunities, longstanding faculty-agency collaborations locally and globally allow us to customize student learning experiences while helping address some of today’s most pressing public health needs. Undergraduate students can work with faculty-led research projects on topics including control of infectious disease, mindfulness-based meditation for veterans with posttraumatic stress, the impacts of community-level violence, health communication, addressing health disparities among minority populations, and childhood lead exposure in Central New York. The BSPH program prepares students to work in a variety of public health positions and newly emerging preventive health areas in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Many students plan for graduate education in public health, health administration, health-related social sciences (medical anthropology, medical sociology, or health psychology), health policy and the law, and the health professions (medicine, nursing, physician assistance, pharmacy, or dentistry).

The dual Bachelor of Science degree program between the Whitman School of Management and Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamic allows students to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in a Management program and the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health (healthcare management concentration) in 4 years. This dual major requires completion of a minimum of 152-credits. Students enrolled in this program will graduate with any one of Whitman’s ten majors and Falk College’s major in Public Health, Healthcare management concentration (only).


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