Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year 
    Mar 19, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Public Health

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Keith T. Elder, Dean, Professor, Public Health
Hal F. Neumeier, Chair, Associate Professor,
        Health Informatics and Information Management
Tondra L. Moore, Chair, Associate Professor, Health Administration
Suresh T. Mathews, Chair, Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Melissa Galvin Lumpkin, Chair, Professor, Public Health
Kenneth M. Stoltzfus, Chair, Professor, Social Work


Students within the School of Public Health pursue a variety of disciplines focused on the prevention of disease and the promotion of improved health among entire communities and populations. Majors within the School of Public Health are inherently interdisciplinary, with teams of professionals working together to solve some of society’s most complex challenges. The school includes the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, the Department of Healthcare Administration, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Social Work.

The School currently offers baccalaureate degrees in foods and nutrition, healthcare administration, nutrition and dietetics, and public health. At the graduate-level, the School offers a dietetic internship certificate, a master of science in health informatics and analytics, a master of healthcare administration, a master of public health, a master of science degree in nutrition, and a master of social work. Fast track versions of the master of healthcare administration and master of social work are also available. Additional master’s and doctoral degree programs are coming soon.

Faith, health and service are at the core of the School of Public Health, making graduates uniquely prepared to pursue a variety of careers. Regardless of major, students will graduate prepared to pursue their calling as a health care advocate or researcher in the private or public sector, armed with the expertise and practical knowledge required to significantly impact our world.

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