Humans are exposed to a variety of hazardous toxic chemical and infectious microbial agents throughout their life course. There is a need and demand for qualified professionals with appropriate environmental public health education and skills focused on human health risk assessment associated with environmental exposures via specific modes (e.g. inhalation; ingestion) and to various types and levels of toxic and infectious agents associated with contaminated air, water, soil and food matrices.
There are numerous illnesses associated with environmental exposures to various biological, chemical and physical agents with related concerns for transmissions and interactions between and among humans and animals. Accordingly, there are identified needs and demands domestically and internationally for a more efficient and effective interdisciplinary and integrated One Health approach for surveillance, prevention, mitigation and intervention addressing agents and associated diseases at the interface of human health, animal health and environmental quality.
Obesity affects more than 500 million adults globally. This multifaceted, multilayered medical condition requires multidisciplinary solutions. The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Obesity Sciences teaches students how to address this epidemic from biological, psychological, social, and relational perspectives. This provides you foundational knowledge and skills needed in basic science, prevention science, community interventions and clinical treatments.
Objectives of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health are to provide graduate and professional students access to interdisciplinary study in global health issues, to offer students the opportunity to gain specific expertise in the unique challenges of healthcare in the developing world and among immigrant populations, and to provide formal recognition of such study on the student's transcript upon completion.
The Graduate minor in Public Health Behavior and Promotion is intended to complement applicable PhD and Master’s degree majors across Ohio State University to provide students with fundamental knowledge about public health behavior and health promotion and the related skills and approaches necessary to plan, implement, and evaluate health-related programs.
Public health is an exciting field that concentrates on assuring and improving population health, and protecting against threats to health. Public health covers a broad range of disciplines and issues, including such topics as environmental pollution, access to health insurance, avian influenza, bioterrorism, and obesity. The minor can serve as a precursor to further study in public health, other health professions, or any fields in which the health of persons and populations is a relevant concern. In addition, public health is of interest for its own sake, as a component of a rigorous liberal arts education.
The 15 credit hour undergraduate minor in Epidemiology focuses on epidemiologic methods and two important content areas of the field: chronic disease epidemiology and infectious disease epidemiology. The minor in Epidemiology will augment and enhance many different undergraduate bachelor degree programs and expands learners’ knowledge and comprehension of issues affecting humans domestically and internationally.
A minor in Public Health and the Arts exposes students to both public health and the arts with the goal of promoting an understanding that community wellbeing encompasses many aspects of daily living and not just individual behavior. By combining foundational courses in public health and arts with discipline-specific courses in arts and humanities, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for how arts and culture are essential components of individual wellness and healthy communities.