Department of Health Studies

Department of Health Studies

The Department of Health Studies is a vibrant and growing department that equips students with theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding the social, cultural, environmental, biological, psychological, ethical, economic, legal, and policy contexts that shape individual and population health. Department alumni work in medicine and other clinical professions, public heath, healthcare policy and management, and many other health-related fields.

Major & MinorCourses
students and faculty

Health Studies in Action

The HS program invites students to participate in team building activities and outside-of-the-classroom learning throughout the year.

Health Studies photo scavenger hunt, August 2022.

Accomplishments

Dr. Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Jacobsen Published

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, William E. Cooper Distinguished University Chair and professor of health studies, published the article, "Anxiety and School Absenteeism Without Permission Among Adolescents in 69 Low- and Middle-Income Countries" published in Dialogues in Health.

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Dr. Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Jacobsen Published

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, William E. Cooper Distinguished University Chair and professor of health studies, published the chapter "An Epidemiological Perspective on Historic and Emerging Pandemics" in the book A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pandemics: COVID-19 and Beyond by Oxford University Press.

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Dr. Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Jacobsen and Undergraduate Students Published

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, William E. Cooper Distinguished University Chair and professor of health studies, and undergraduate students published the article, "A Call for Loiasis to be Added to the WHO List of Neglected Tropical Diseases," in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Dr. Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Jacobsen Published

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, William E. Cooper Distinguished University Chair and professor of health studies, published the article, "Impact of COVID-19 on the Vector-Borne Disease Research and Applied Public Health Workforce in the United States" in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:

Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen
Dr. Rick Mayes

Department of Health Studies
Weinstein Hall
231 Richmond Way, Rm. 108
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8529
Fax: (804) 289-8233