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Department of Public Health 

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Public Health offers an undergraduate program culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.) in Public Health degree. The Department also offers a minor in Public Health for students outside of the Department or College.

The B.S.H. degree, Public Health Track, prepares graduates to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness. Professionals inform and educate individuals and communities about behaviors that promote healthy living and prevent disease and illness. Careers may involve planning, implementing, or evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs, conducting public health related research, grant writing, or mass media campaigns. Graduates are typically employed in governmental and non-profit health agencies, health care facilities, work site wellness programs or school settings.    

University Minor in Public Health

A University-wide minor in Public Health is available for non-Health Science majors. Students interested in the Public Health minor should contact the Brooks College of Health Advising Office at (904) 620-620-2812. Departments or divisions that wish to offer a  minor in Public Health may do so provided they complete the requirements. 

Graduate Programs

The Department of Public Health offers graduate programs in Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Certificate in Public Health.   Students applying to the master program must have a earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida.  Click here to see admission and degree requirements.

Department of Public Health Faculty

Michelle Moore, Ph.D., Professor & Chair

Undergraduate Program Directors

 Erin Largo-WightPh.D., Associate Professor & Director, Public Health Program

Undergraduate Faculty

Elissa Barr, Ph.D., Professor 
Kerry L. Clark, Ph.D., Professor
Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D., Professor
Erin Largo-Wight, Ph.D., Associate Professor 
Tammie Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
Richmond Wynn, Ph.D, Assistant Professor
Emma Apatu, Ph.D, Assistant Professor
Julie Merten, MSH, Assistant Professor
Deborah M. Owen, MSH, Instructor
Sericea Stallings-Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 

Graduate Program Directors

Tammie Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director, Public Health Program
Richmond Wynn, Ph.D, Assistant Professor & Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program 

Graduate Faculty

Tes Tuason, Ph.D., Professor
Elissa Barr, Ph.D., Professor
Kerry L. Clark, Ph.D., Professor
Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D., Professor
Erin Largo-Wight, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Tammie Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Richmond Wynn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Emma Apatu, Ph.D, Assistant Professor 
Julie Merten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor