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Offered by UW-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School
of Public Health, the doctoral program in Public Health with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion (CBHP) is designed for students to conduct research with faculty who hold expertise in social and behavioral science aspects of critical public health research areas. Current research and community intervention interest areas include maternal, infant,
and child health, adolescent health, teen parents,
health disparities, obesity, nutrition, food security,
HIV and STDs, substance abuse, built environment,
and mental health.
Career prospects for doctoral-prepared experts in community
and behavioral health promotion are excellent. Expertise in community, social, and behavioral determinants of health and illness allows one to contribute to public health efforts worldwide and to increase the impact of those efforts by working effectively with communities as they adopt new strategies to increase
health and well-being.
Graduates from the PhD in Public Health, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, program will be well prepared
with adaptable and marketable skills for employment
opportunities in a variety of settings including government, academia, and community-based organizations.
Faculty in the CBHP program collaborate with a wide range
of academic, health care, community, and governmental partners in the state and the greater Milwaukee community, including
the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Through these collaborations, students will have opportunities to work in different settings for public health research and practice, putting to use
the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom to make
a difference. At the same time, they will be developing leadership and collaborative skills to become effective public health scientist-practitioners.
PhD in Public Health with a concentration in
Community and Behavioral Health Promotion
To start the application process, contact Darcie K.G. Warren, Graduate Program Manager • 414-227-3256 • email@example.com
Program of Study
Students entering the program will be trained at the graduate level in health promotion from a public health perspective. Students will also have exposure to other key areas of public health (environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and policy and administration), which allows them to be integrated into broader public health professions upon graduation.
The PhD in Public Health (CBHP) requires 66 credits beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Course work includes core courses as outlined below (18 credits), advanced methods courses, electives, and guided research, supporting CBHP faculty. In addition, students will prepare for public health leadership through their own original research.
PH 702 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr)
PH 704 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3 cr)
PH 801 Seminar in Public Health Research (3 cr)
PH 819 Social and Environmental Justice in
Public Health (3 cr)
PH 825 Social and Behavioral Health Foundations (3 cr)
PH 826 Principles of Community Interventions (3 cr)
Students’ research in community and behavioral health promotion may focus on the social and behavioral determinants of disease and injury, the interaction of
social and behavioral factors with other disease susceptibility or health promoting factors, or on interventions that seek
to improve health through social and behavioral strategies within a community.
This program aligns with UW-Milwaukee’s mission to further academic opportunities at all levels for women, minority, part-time, and financially or educationally disadvantaged students. In addition, the program consistently strives for diversity within its faculty ranks to achieve the University’s goal for cultural competence in teaching and learning.
Early Decision: November 1, 2012
General Applications: March 1, 2013