Public Health Sciences (PhD)

About the Program

Learn More About the Program

The PhD program in Public Health Sciences trains students to become experts in generating, through scholarly research, new knowledge about health and disease prevention and effective programs in public health. Graduates will be equipped with the means to communicate and disseminate this new knowledge. The program educates students in research design, implementation, analysis and public health practice, and teaches effective ways to disseminate scholarly findings and implement evidence-based, effective public health programs.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

School of Medicine

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Dec 1, 2022
General: Jan 15, 2023
Space Available: Jun 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Jaime Allen

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Carolyn Dewa
(916) 703-5656 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Shani Buggs
Med:Emergency Medicine

Advisor: General
Diana Cassady
Med:Public Health Sciences
(530) 754-5550 |

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Carolyn Dewa
Med:Psychiatry & Behav Sci
(916) 703-5656 |

Advisor: General
Jeffrey Hoch
Med:Public Health Sciences
(916) 734-0822 |