Program Director

Stephanie Benjamin, PhD, MPH



Public Health
MPH Academic Lead for Online Community Health Education

Phone: (818) 677-6415

Send email

MPH Graduate Coordinator for Applied Epidemiology

Lawrence Chu


Public Health

Phone: (818) 677-2485

Send email

MPH Graduate Coordinator for Community Health Education

Suzanne Spear


Public Health

Phone: (818) 677-6991

Send email

CSUN MPH

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  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1971.
  • Concentrations in Community Health Education and Applied Epidemiology.
  • A program flexible for working professionals.
  • Student body represents the diversity of communities and populations in Greater San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas
  • Prepare for a career in Public Health as a Health Educator or Epidemiologist.

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Feel free to contact our Graduate Coordinator(s) for more information.
 

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MPH in Community Health Education 

Courses for this MPH program include:

  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development in Public Health
  • Community Health Action
  • Cultural Issues in Healthcare
  • Principles of Communication in Health Education

 

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MPH in Applied Epidemiology 

This MPH program includes courses such as:

  • Quantitative Demography in Public Health
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Public Health Program Evaluation
  • Advanced Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Mission

The Mission of the CSUN Public Health Program is to prepare professionals to:

  • Identify and assess needs and assets of diverse communities
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate programs
  • Apply analytic and research methodologies to public health practice
  • Serve as leaders and advocates in their community and profession
  • Provide solutions for current and future public health challenges
  • Collaborate across interdisciplinary and community sectors

Vision

Enhance the health and wellbeing of diverse communities, by training future public health professionals and collaborating with community partners.

Goals 

  1. Students obtain and apply knowledge and skills related to the practice of public health.
  2. Students and faculty contribute to service activities at the local & national level through engagement in public health practice.
  3. Faculty conduct collaborative research that advances the field of public health and provides opportunities for student involvement.
  4. The Public Health Program will train students to work with diverse populations.

Values

To fulfill these missions, the Public Health program designs courses and activities to help students develop the designated student learning objectives and academic competencies. As a program we also seek to foster a rigorous and contemporary learning environment with the following characteristics: a diverse core set of courses, health disparities, social justice, and multiple perspectives of health issues. The Public Health Program adheres to the following values, as defined by the University:

Commitment to Scholarship and Learning

We honor scholarship in all of its aspects: Artistic, cultural, scientific, and applied. We support professional development and training for faculty, staff, and administrators and encourage intellectual curiosity in ourselves and our students.

Commitment to Excellence

The quality of our academic program is central to our educational mission. We set high standards for ourselves in all of our actions and activities; assess our performance; and reward both individual and group contributions to the fulfillment of the University's mission.

Respect for All People

Our behaviors, policies and programs affirm the worth and personal dignity of every member of the University community and contribute to a campus climate of civility, collegiality, trust, and reasoned debate. We take pride in the diversity of our community.

Alliances with the Community

We seek genuine partnerships with local schools, business, government, and social agencies in order to serve the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and economic needs of our surrounding communities. After more than twenty-five years of serving the greater Los Angeles community, the graduates of the Public Health program are active in building and maintaining bridges between the general community and the professional health community.

Encouragement of Innovation, Experimentation, and Creativity

We value idealism, innovation and creativity and regularly reexamine our programs and practices so that every area of University life will be continually improved and renewed.

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CEPH Accreditation

Our MPH program has been accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1971.

Program Director

Stephanie Benjamin, PhD, MPH



Public Health
MPH Academic Lead for Online Community Health Education

Phone: (818) 677-6415

Send email

MPH Graduate Coordinator for Applied Epidemiology

Lawrence Chu


Public Health

Phone: (818) 677-2485

Send email

MPH Graduate Coordinator for Community Health Education

Suzanne Spear


Public Health

Phone: (818) 677-6991

Send email

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