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Arnold School of Public Health


Departments

Established more than four decades ago, the Arnold School has evolved to specialize in topic areas across the spectrum of public health. In parallel with our tremendous growth, the Arnold School has expanded to include six departments (below) and ten areas of study

Communication Sciences & Disorders (COMD)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) focuses on normal and disordered communication development, such as speech delays and literacy achievement, as well as acquired disabilities (e.g., hearing loss, post-stroke communication problems) through both clinical practice and scientific research.

Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS)

Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS) is primarily concerned with the interactions of humans with the environment and focuses on the adverse effects of environmental conditions or contamination on human health and the impacts of human activities on the environment.  

Epidemiology/Biostatistics (EPID/BIOS)

Epidemiology/Biostatistics (EPID/BIOS) is comprised of two disciplines: Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiologists are trained in the study of the distribution and determinants of disease or disability in human populations. Biostatisticians apply statistical theory, methods, and techniques to the planning, development, and evaluation of health programs and problems.

Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior (HPEB)

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) is an interdisciplinary field of study that can be described as the science and art of improving the public’s health through application of the social and behavioral sciences.  

Health Services Policy & Management (HSPM)

Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the promotion of personal and public health through planning, organizing, directing, controlling, coordinating and evaluating health services.