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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health and Health Sciences Department (PHHS)

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3124 William S. White Building
(810) 762-3172
Fax: (810) 762-3003
Assistance & Information Requests: PHHS-Info@umflint.edu

Director: Suzanne Selig, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W.
Associate Director: Shan Parker, Ph.D., M.P.H.
ANE Program Director: Shawn Fryzel, M.S.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Tecnology Program Director: Nancy S. Gouin, M.P.H., MT (ASCP)
MPH Program Manager: Laurel Hilliker
Radiation Therapy Program Director: Julie Hollenbeck, M.Ed., R.T.(T) 

Professors Suzanne Selig, Robert Buckingham; Associate Professors Shan Parker, Rie Suzuki; Assistant Professors Reza Amini, Lenwood Hayman, Gergana Kodjebacheva, Lisa Lapeyrouse, Maximiliano Mendieta, Jane Motz, Michelle Sahli

Lecturers Brendon Beede, Dan Borton, Molly Brennan, Laurie Brewis, Shannon Brownlee, Mary Burns, Lisa Campo-Englestein, Carrie Chanter, Chris Clolinger, Jake Collins, Jim Collins, Suzanne Cupal, Andrea DeSantis, David DeSimone, Amy Dorr, Thomas Downs, Anthony Drautz, Tina Eisenbeis, Thomas Fockler, Marcia Gauthier, Nancy Gouin, Patrice Hatcher, Laurel Hilliker, Julie Hollenbeck, Larry Hrinik, Elizabeth Jordan, Rozlyn Kelly, Traci Kim, Theresa Landis, Ervin Leavy, Anna Malavisi, Fatema Mamou, Bonnie McIntosh, Jon Morey, Pat Murtha, Tim Nemecek, Gary Parr, Jessica Robinson, John Rzyhak, Artina Sadler, Dale Sanders, Amber Shewalter, Amanda Smith, Brent Smith, Leigh-Anne Stafford, LaRhonda Stallings, Christopher Swanson, Erik Taipalus, Bruce Trevithick, Janee Tyus, Mark Valacak, Harland Verrill, Jessica Viertlboeck, Gena Welch, Cass Wisniewski, Robin Zerka 

The public health and health sciences programs are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of student interest including:

  1. community health education and health promotion;
  2. administration, management and supervision in provision of health services;
  3. preparation for professional health sciences programs including environmental health, radiation therapy physical therapy, physician assistant and
  4. pre-professional training in clinical laboratory science/medical technology. 

Department Mission 

We are a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals committed to developing culturally competent scholars who advocate for fairness and equity in health.

Program Assessment

The Department and its programs participate in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on individual program assessment plans; including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment.

Professional Development of Students

The faculty of the Public Health and Health Sciences Department strongly encourages active student participation and engagement in professional organizations as a foundation for continued professional growth and development. Such involvement exposes students to current issues in their field, assists in the development of professional networks, and allows for participation in professional conferences at a pivotal point in the development of their careers. To this end, the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences sponsors several student organizations: Eta Sigma Gamma, Lambda Nu, the Physical Therapy Health Education and Rehabilitation Treatment (PT HEART) student-led organization and clinic, the Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Upsilon Phi Delta, and the Radiation Therapy Student Organization (RTSO).  

Declaring a Major in PHHS

To declare a major in the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences, students must complete MTH 090 with a C (2.0) or better or place out of MTH 090 on the math placement test prior to declaring major.

Double Majoring in PHHS

Students wishing to complete a double major to include two programs offered within the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences must complete all requirements for each major, separate internships (where applicable), and different health care electives (where applicable) - all electives to include courses not required by either major. 

Please visit the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences (PHHS) website for additional PHHS policies. 

Program Areas

The Public Health and Health Services Department offers health-related programs in a variety of areas:

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