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.
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
Amer Al-khouja, Jian Su, Lauren C. Suarez, Ryan VanYperin
Jacqueline Andrews, Senior Laboratory Instructor in Biology