Study health science, social science and humanistic approaches to addressing global health challenges.
The public health program at Pacific University develops students’ abilities to understand, analyze, problem-solve and communicate effectively in a complex, rapidly changing world. It integrates health science, social science and humanistic approaches to addressing global health challenges.
Students complete a faculty-supervised internship and focus on particular career paths in public health, such as community health, public policy or cross-cultural work. They also build skills for communicating effectively with the public, research community and media; and cultivate the highest ethical standards. Many combine undergraduate public health education with graduate studies in public health or the health professions.
Dr. Rebecca Schoon, who teaches a broad public health curriculum in Pacific University's College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded indefinite tenure by Pacific University.
Please join the Reproductive Justice Action Team for a discussion on how overturning of Roe v. Wade has impacted OB-GYN and reproductive healthcare education and training at medical schools.
Public Health Assistant Professor Adelle Monteblanco has been recognized as one of 15 Emerging Scholars-nationally for 2023 in Diverse Issues In Higher Education. Learn more about her research, which focuses on inequality as it pertains to extreme heat and examining its health impacts on vulnerable populations.