A Seventh-day Adventist Organization
Program Director - Larry Beeson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of this program is to prepare Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology graduates for career options that include epidemiologic research, teaching, and public health practice. Finding that smoking causes lung cancer, certain diets promote coronary heart disease or protect from cancer, and many other relationships are the result of epidemiologic research.
The curriculum is planned on an individual basis. Specifics depend upon the student’s interest and academic needs, program requirements, and nature of the proposed research program. The student is expected to gain relevant teaching experience as part of the training.
The program ordinarily consists of approximately 10 - 16 quarters (i.e. 6-8 quarters of didactic coursework and approximately 4-8 quarters of dissertation research). Students are responsible for gaining the commitment of an appropriate faculty member to serve as their primary research mentor.
Possible Jobs: Medical Epidemiologist, University Professor, Disease Prevention Officer
Program Length: 3.5 years
Program Director - Naomi Modeste, email@example.com
The Doctor of Public Health in Health Education is designed for individuals who desire to add depth to their health education specialization and develop research, writing, professionalism, management and leadership capabilities. The emphasis in health education offers advanced knowledge and competencies in the health education process and includes planning and evaluation of health behavior change, advocacy and communication, and critical analysis.
The program emphasizes the practice of healthful lifestyle behaviors and community health education. The online technology-mediated format is targeted toward working professionals and requires specific hardware and software specifications.
The curriculum consists of synchronous learning, online courses, blended courses, and a visit to the campus during the research process for defenses of proposals, dissertation, and graduation. Students are also welcomed to take a course or two on-campus during the summer months.
The DrPH in Health Education is designed to provide advanced knowledge, skills and research capacity. Graduates are prepared for university level teaching and planning, as well as the management and evaluation of health education programs domestically and globally.
Individually planned and mentored, this program requires a master's degree in public health or a related field. Graduates are typically employed in leadership roles in government, private, or academic settings.
Possible Jobs: University Professor, County Health Director, Grant Manager
Program Length: 4 - 5 years
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Program Director - Edward McField, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Leadership provides a unique opportunity to serve at the very heart of the intersection of leadership and policy. The program prepares participants for success in leadership positions that have major influence on policies, programs and the public health system.
Program focuses include to:
Graduates demonstrate superior skills in developing strategic communications to advance policies, in addition to applying economics and political analysis to the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health policies. This is coupled by leadership competencies in areas such as systems thinking, negotiation and conflict resolution, strategic planning, and organizational management. Learners have the opportunity of being mentored by experts in the field as they work with community leaders and faculty.
The multi-disciplinary program is designed to provide learners with advanced knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices that promote health. A renewed recognition of the impact of social determinants on health, and acknowledgment that factors at the organizational, community, and policy levels impact individual health, has placed a premium on professionals who are able to navigate and influence the relevant systems through policy analysis and development, advocacy and civic engagement.
The DrPH in Health Policy and Leadership Program equips learners to be successful in senior leadership roles in health management, policy and advocacy positions in a range of settings including health care delivery, consulting, governmental, and nonprofit agencies. The curriculum is flexible, individualized and built on a competency, job, and portfolio design. There are many opportunities within the program to shape learning experiences around a student's unique set of leadership strengths.
Students have the opportunity to better understand leadership strengths, create a personal vision for the future, develop leadership skills and knowledge, and build a bridge from where they are now to where they want to be.
Possible Jobs: Graduates will hold positions that require leadership, scholarship, effective communication, systems thinking, and community building.
Program Length: 3 - 7 years
Program Director - Sujatha Rajaram, email@example.com
The Doctor of Public Health in Nutrition is designed to provide advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies required to meet the increasing needs of public health nutrition and develop an in-depth understanding of the role diet plays in preventing chronic diseases.
The program is designed to strengthen research and teaching skills that better prepare graduates for a career as research scientists in academia, public and private sectors. Graduates may also serve in leadership positions in developing nutrition programs and disseminating nutrition knowledge to the community.
Program Director - Hildemar dos Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Preventive Care is designed to prepare specialists in wellness and lifestyle management intervention. Loma Linda University is the only accredited School of Public Health to offer a DrPH in Preventive Care.
Emphasis is on academic preparation, practical skills, and administrative abilities in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and protocols designed to address a wide spectrum of health issues, particularly those dealing with chronic disease.
These programs and protocols include:
The program seeks to demonstrate the intimate connection between mind and body. Graduates address the combined influences of nutrition, exercise, stress, substance abuse, and other lifestyle factors on the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.
The program is offered by the Department of Health Promotion and Education and is the highest level program for lifestyle promotion and prevention.
Students are required to have a strong background in the medical sciences, such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and will undergo courses similar to other health professionals such as pharmacology, pathology and anatomy.
The program also includes a deep background in research, and students must prepare a research project and defend a dissertation thesis. Students are trained in the area of research evaluation and are able to develop and check research projects and studies published in the medical literature. They are also required to submit two papers from their dissertation to be published in a health related journal.
Possible Jobs: Wellness Program Administrator, University Professor, Grant Program Manager
Program Length: 4 years
This program is not currently accepting new applications.