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E-book highlights undergraduate public health education

July 15, 2015 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

A new E-book entitled Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States has just been released by Frontiers, one of the world's largest open-access publishers in the health field.  Faculty from public health schools and programs and professionals from various public health organizations across the nation contributed to the 20 chapters contained in the book. Cheryl Addy, senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, and Daniel Gerber, associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, served as topic editors for the E-book, along with former school of public health deans David Dyjack and Connie Evashwick. 

The purpose of this compilation 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 twenty 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. Originally published as individual articles of a Frontiers Research Topic, the complete E-book is free of charge and can be found at:http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Undergraduate_Education_for_Public_Health_in_the_United_States/615