Public Health Sciences at Hamline is an interdisciplinary field of study that permits students to focus on health issues in local, national, and international arenas from a variety of perspectives. The field of public health focuses on improving the health and wellness of populations, whereas the field of medicine aims to prevent, diagnose, and treat illness, one individual at a time. Thus, the field of public health is broad, with many sub-disciplines, discussed below. The Public Health Sciences major builds on connections between the liberal arts and the core concerns of public health, with the recognition that issues of human health are complex, influenced not only by human biology and statistics, but also by social structures, psychology, culture, and public policy.
Susi Keefe, associate professor, public health sciences program director. BA 1998, Mount Holyoke College; MA 2001, Brown University; PhD 2010, Brown University.
Lisa Ferguson Stegall, associate professor. BA 1997, North Carolina State University; MS 2006, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; PhD 2010 University of Texas at Austin.
Kathryn Burleson, senior lecturer of Biology.
Kathryn Geurts, professor of Global Studies.
Paula Mullineaux, associate professor of Psychology.
Sharon Preves, professor of Sociology.