Global Health Studies have applications in a variety of fields. Our alumni go on to work for national and international public health organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative, Accretive Health, Riders for Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Memorial Hospital, and the Erie Family Health Center. Learn more about the professional paths of our alumni on our Alumni Spotlight page and connect with fellow students and alumni on our LinkedIn page!

Public health careers

online guide cover imageOur Public Health Career Guide can introduce you to some of the most popular concentrations in public health:

  • Biostatistics involves the statistical analysis of biomedical sciences.
  • Environmental Health aims to understand the physical, chemical, and biological factors that impact health outcomes.
  • Epidemiology studies the prevention and distribution of disease.
  • Health Behavior and Education studies the behavioral determinants of health and the implementation of educational initiatives to address these behaviors.
  • Health Policy and Management includes the development of policies to address population health outcomes, as well as the coordination and administration of health systems.
  • International Health studies health determinants on a global scale and promotes international cooperation to address large-scale health problems and epidemics.
  • Maternal and Child Health focuses on health determinants and initiatives that affect women and children.
  • Population Health involves demography, wherein statistical analysis is used to determine a community's health needs and deficiencies.
  • Public Health Nutrition assesses how populations eat, which nutrients are essential, and whether a community's dietary needs are met.

The guide also lists career tracks in related fields that can address public health issues:

  • Social science career tracks: economics, business, government, social work, and law
  • Natural science career tracks: engineering, medical science, and environmental science
  • Communications careers tracks: journalism, public relations, marketing, art, theater, and music
  • Medical practice careers include: nurse, physician, pharmacist, occupational or physical therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist

The guide also includes resources that can help you plan for finding a job or graduate program after graduation.