Our Mission

Our Department of Public Health is committed to educating professionals and conducting research to improve the health of communities in our region and beyond. We practice a combination of science and social approaches to reduce disease and systematically address the multiple determinants of health. Our work is rooted in strong partnerships with the community, health and social services, industry and business, academia, and the media.

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News & Announcements
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National Public Health Week

Join the Department of Health Education and Promotion for
National Public Health Week

2019 Student Alumni Networking Event and Research Poster Symposium

Featuring Special Guest Speaker - Dr. Kate Weaver from Wake Forest University

Topic - Rural Cancer Survivors: Challenges and Opportunities for Intervention

Location - East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium
Date - April 4, 2019
Time - 5:00 pm
Dress - Business Casual

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided

Register by April 1, 2019 to attend

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Social Drivers
Social Drivers: Are You in the Driver's Seat?

Social Drivers: Are You in the Driver's Seat?
Bridging Communities and Care

Date - Friday, April 12, 2019

Location - East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium

  • 11:45 am - Noon Networking opportunity (snacks provided) in area outside auditorium
  • Noon - 1:00 pm Moderated panel discussion on addressing social health needs in Eastern NC. Hear ways in which local, state and national leaders are driving change in this area and learn how you can become part of the movement.

Moderator - Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH. Dr. Lazorick is Professor of Pediatrics & Public Health, Department of Pediatrics and Public Health in the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.

Panelist - Tigee Hill, MPH, MBA. Tigee is Director of Partnerships & Initiatives with Health Leads

Panelist - Ronny Bell, PhD. Dr. Bell is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health in the Brody School of Medicine at ECU

Panelist - Erika Fergusson, MPP. Erika is Director of the Office of Healthy Opportunities in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

If you have any questions about this message, contact Erika Taylor at 744-3080 or via email at hagerl17@ecu.edu

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Grand Rounds - Bryan Luukinen

Speaker - Bryan Luukinen, MSPH, Senior Program Coordinator for Research Translation and Community Engagement at Duke University Superfund Research Center

Topic - Communicating Environmental Health Research to North Carolinians: Work at the Duke Superfund Research Center

When - Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time - 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Location - West Campus, College of Nursing (AHNURS Room 1150)

Sponsored by Brody School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health Program

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Heather Brandt presented at Grand Rounds March 15, 2019
Dr. Heather Brandt, Associate Dean in the Graduate School and Professor of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, presented on the great work she and her team are doing to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer in South Carolina. Dr. Brandt’s presentation was part of a Grand Rounds session co-sponsored by the Departments of Public Health and Health Education and Promotion.

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MPH student receives fellowship with Stanford

Mackenzie Brown, MPH Candidate '19, has received a fellowship with Stanford.

The fellowship starts with an intensive training regimen in which fellows receive an introduction to the relevant social science and public policy research, specialized training in qualitative interviewing and survey methodology, and a nuts-and-bolts discussion of the challenges of field research. The training institute will combine classroom sessions with field practice, with each fellow receiving personalized feedback on recruiting strategies, interviewing techniques, and more. The American Voices Training Institute is led by Princeton University professor Kathryn Edin, one of the country’s leading qualitative researchers. Research fellows will then spend a year in communities throughout the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Native nations. Fellows will be responsible for visiting selected households, conducting interviews, attending community meetings, collecting information on participant demographics and expenses, and writing field reports. Fellows will work in pairs and will rotate through several different locations over the course of the year. At the end of fieldwork period, fellows will reconvene for training in how to analyze the survey, conversational, and experimental data they’ve collected. The Data Science Institute will be led by top professors from Princeton University, Stanford University, and Harvard University.

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Stephanie Wangerin

Name: Stephanie Wangerin
Major: Master of Public Health, Health Behavior Concentration
College: Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, ECU
Year in School: 2nd year graduate student

Research In The Region

A private funding source for research at ECU's Brody School of Medicine is supporting pediatric asthma research by Dr. Greg Kearney.

Council on Education for Public Health


The ECU MPH Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A copy of our final self-study report (2012) and a subsequent interim report (2013) on compliance with all accreditation criteria are available here. To request a copy of our official accreditation reports, please contact Wanda Strickland at stricklandw@ecu.edu or by calling (252) 744-4037.