Department of Public Health Education

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What is a Health Education Specialist?


The mission of the Department of Public Health Education is to promote health by supporting the learning, decision-making and capacity of individuals, groups, and communities. In collaboration with Piedmont Triad Community organizations, the Department prepares professional health educators and advances public health practice and knowledge.

The Department of Public Health Education is one of five departments in the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). PHE offers:

News and Events

  • January 2014: Dr. Sharon Morrision is featured on a WFMY News 2 story promoting the flu vaccination and infection control
  • October 2013:North Carolina Now is airing the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness' piece on Tuesday October 22nd at 7:30pm on UNC-TV. The network airs statewide and in Southern Virginia and Northern South Carolina. A web video will be active on YouTube on Tuesday evening and the entire the NC Now episode will be found on
  • July 2013:"HealthyUNCG has a new director, Public Health Education's Stefanie Milroy" Read More...
  • June 2013: Bill Evans' new book, "The Valleys of Ivory," has been published Read More...
  • May 2013 : News and Record explores the story of Louise Vincent, a Public Health Education major who overcame addiction and was successful with the help of Dr. Bob Strack. Read More...
  • April 2013 : Paul Chelimo, a student in Community Health Education, has been named the Southern Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Read more...
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Alumni Spotlight

  • April 2013 : Brittan Williams Wood, MPH, receives the Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award. Read more ...

Faculty Spotlight