MaconCatalog : College of Health Professions : Department of Public Health
Department of Public Health
Nannette Turner, Ph.D., MPH, Chair and Professor
Huey Chen, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Evaluation and Applied Research
Gabrielle Darville, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Cheryl R., Gaddis, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the MPH Program
Suzie Lamarca Madden, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor of Practice
Mary W. Mathis, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Practice and Coordinator of the BSPH Program
Liliana Morosanu, MPH, Instructor and Coordinator of Program and Student Academic Advancement
Dawood Sultan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and the Liaison to the DeKalb County Board of Health
Joy Thomas, DrPH, MSPH, Associate Professor and Practicum Coordinator
The mission of the Department of Public Health is to prepare competent health professionals to advance public health practice in communities among primarily rural and underserved populations through instruction, research, and service to promote social justice and health equity.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program are:
1. To develop students’ understanding of the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course;
2. To improve students’ skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and research in public health;
3. To develop students’ knowledge of fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, planning, assessment, and evaluation;
4. To increase students’ understanding of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy, and the roles, influences, and responsibilities of different agencies and branches of the government;
5. To facilitate an integrative and scholarly or applied experience that is necessary to practice in a public health setting; and
6. To ensure that students have the necessary education, experience, skills, and competencies to pursue employment or graduate education.
Public Health Accreditation
The Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CePH), 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910; telephone (220) 789-1050;