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Public Health

Welcome to the Public Health Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in Public Health and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.

APHA-led program working to build a more diverse health workforce

APHA-led program working to build a more diverse workforce was originally published at, by .

Public health students and young professionals from underrepresented backgrounds are getting a career boost and helping to diversify the public health workforce at …

By Kayla Hup
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Cancer in America

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Although cancer takes many forms, there are four that claim the lives of over a quarter of a million Americans every year: breast, prostate, lung, and colon/rectum. …

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America’s Health Rankings: Pandemic takes major toll on US health

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Health disparities in the U.S. by race and ethnicity have widened during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for drug-related and premature deaths, a report released Dec. …

By Mark Barna
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Featured Courses

COL 278 / SISP 278 – Medicine: An Artful Science or Scientific Art? Physician Writers Since 1900

In this seminar we will read physician authors since 1900 who have bridged the divide between the sciences, the social…

BIOL 106 – The Biology of Sex

This course is featured as a general education course within the Department of Biology. Serving to complement courses currently offered…

PSYC 259 – Discovering the Person

This course surveys major developments in psychology and psychiatry from 1860 to the present. Through readings and lectures, the course…

GOVT 308 / CEAS 308 / ENVS 308 / IDEA 308 – Comparative Urban Policy

Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, generate more than 80% of world GDP, and are…

QAC 231 – Introduction to (Geo)Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization

Geographic information systems (GIS) provide researchers, policy makers, and citizens with a powerful analytical framework for spatial pattern recognition, decision…

HIST 374 – Food Security: History of an Idea

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has held that “food security exists when all people, at all…

PSYC 347 – Science of Suicide Risk & Prevention

This course will explore the science of suicide research, prevention, and intervention. Topics will include terminology, epidemiology, historical and contemporary…

QAC 216 – Introduction to Survey Design & Analysis

Survey data provide valuable information for the study of public opinion and behavior, and they are commonly used in several…

AFAM 299 / SISP 299 – Medicine and Healing in the Black Atlantic

This course examines the ways in which Black people have conceived of health, healing, and the body since 1500. Readings,…

SOC 259 – Cultural Studies of Health

Nothing is more fundamental to the human condition than our most basic right–the right to healthy life. Tragically, this right…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

QAC 201 – Applied Data Analysis

In this project-based course, you will have the opportunity to answer questions that you feel passionately about through independent research…

BIOL 365 – Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: 21st-Century Biology

Twenty years ago, the landscape of biology looked very different. As the century began, the “rough draft” of the human…

BIOL 357 / NS&B 357 / FGSS 357- Sex and Gender: From Synapse to Society

From movies like Think Like a Man to songs like “God Made Girls,” from federal policies to gender reveal parties,…

BIOL 173 / ENVS 260 – Global Change and Infectious Disease

This course will cover how human demands upon the environment have come back to bite us through infectious diseases. The…

ANTH 312 – Eat, Grow, Heal: The Anthropology of Food and Justice

This course uses the lens of justice to examine the politics of food. We will look at the cultural and…

PSYC 330 – Engaging Antiracist Psychological Science: From History and Theory to Practice

Responding to calls for antiracist psychological science, this seminar explores what it means to design and conduct that science. What…

CSPL 235 / FGSS 236 / AFAM 235 / IDEA 235 – Activism and Theories of Change

In this course we will explore strategies and theories of change that shape social justice movements, with particular reference to…

CSPL 224 – Public Health, Migration, and Human Rights

How do human rights principles apply to the public health challenges faced by migrant populations? What is the situation of…

CSPL 314 / SISP 315 / SOC 315 – The Health of Communities

Our focus will be on understanding the role of social factors (e.g., income, work environment, social cohesion, food, transportation systems)…

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Contact & Location


Boger Hall
41 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459

Career Service Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm