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Sociomedical Sciences

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences sets public health challenges in broad social, historical, and political context. We emphasize social structure in relation to culture and history, with a focus on research that empowers communities and informs public policy. 

Message from the Chair

"The social sciences are essential to develop strategies and identify research and educational priorities to address health inequities and assess impact in the field of public health," says Kathleen Sikkema, PhD. Read more

For Current Students

Find out about degree requirements, course descriptions, certificates, practicum information, financial aid, and other resources. Read More

Fast Facts

29 Full-Time Faculty
229 Master’s Students
41 Doctoral Students