ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Public Health at Goucher?

Public Health is a multidisciplinary field of study, which is constantly evolving to meet the needs of people around the world. The work of public health practitioners spans a wide range of activities including, but not limited to: increasing life expectancies, reducing infant and child mortality, eradicating or reducing many communicable diseases, improving safety in the workplace, insuring safer and healthier foods and influencing health policy and management. 

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The goals of the Public Health minor are to help students become familiar with the multidisciplinary nature of public health work, and increase their awareness of the opportunities available in the public health arena. This minor will also help students prepare for the core courses required by most Masters Programs in Public Health during the first year of graduate study.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

The work of Public Health professionals affects the lives of millions of people, compared to the one on one work of health care professionals in a clinical setting. The requirements for graduate level work in Public Health usually include work in the following areas: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Behavioral and Community Health and Health Policy and Management. Thus, the minor in Public Health requires courses from a variety of disciplines to educate and prepare students for study or work in the above areas.

Course Curriculum


Major & Minor Program Contacts
Public Health minor: George Delahunty

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield, Associate Professor of Chemistry: organic chemistry

George Delahunty, Lilian Welsh Professor of Biology: physiology and endocrinology

Pamela Douglass, Assistant Professor of Chemistry: physical chemistry

Sasha Dukan, Professor of Physics: theoretical condensed matter physics

George Greco, Associate Professor of Chemistry: organic, inorganic, and medicinal chemistry

Mark Hiller, Associate Professor of Biology: genetics and molecular biology

Anna Jozwick, Assistant Professor of Biology, microbiology and symbiosis

Jenny Lenkowski, Assistant Professor of Biology: developmental biology and neurobiology

Judith R. Levine, Professor of Biology and Chemistry: biochemistry and molecular biology

German Mora, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies: biogeochemistry, climate change, and water/soil quality

Harry Ratrie III, Senior Laboratory Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor: physiology and molecular biology

Kevin P. Schultz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, organic chemistry

Scott P. Sibley, Professor of Chemistry: physical chemistry

Robert Slocum, Professor of Biology: plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology

Professor Emeritus or Emerita or Emeriti
Esther J. Gibbs, Professor of Chemistry, inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry

David E. Horn, Professor of Chemistry, organic chemistry

William Johnson, Professor of Biology, ecology

Janet Shambaugh, Professor of Biology, developmental biology

Leleng To Isaacs, Professor of Biology, microbiology

Part-Time Faculty
Amer Al-khouja, Jian Su, Lauren C. Suarez, Ryan VanYperin

Instructional Staff
Jacqueline Andrews, Senior Laboratory Instructor in Biology