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Department of Graduate Public Health

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

Crystal James
Crystal M. James, JD, MPH
Head, Dept. of Graduate Public Health
Director, Graduate Public Health Program

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Welcome to the Department of Graduate Public Health Program (DGPH) at the College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM), Tuskegee University. The DGPH currently operates two hallmark programs that focuses its activities on the DGPH mission, vision, and core values.   The Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP), accepted its first cohort in August 2011 entrusted with the rights, privileges to offer the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Science in Public Health (MPH) degrees.  The GPHP, directed by Atty. Crystal James has been assisting to meet the urgent need for more public health professionals nationally and internationally, given the numerous public health concerns that continuously arise due to communicable and non-communicable diseases, health conditions and co-morbidities, environmental challenges, and disaster threats. The COVID19 AWARE Program is the newest program within the department and is directed by Dr. Melvena Wilson.  Funded by resources from the National Science Foundation, this program will assist in providing empirical data regarding trust and trustworthiness of health messages as well as provide insight as to how African Americans attend to health messages in the United States.  Other active projects that are led by DGPH faculty include a Cervical Cancer Awareness Program, directed by Dr. Ehsan Abdalla which provides health education interventions in black belt counties of Alabama as well as collect data around awareness and treatment availability.  This project is critical in the State of Alabama where cervical cancer mortality rates for Black Women lead the nation. The DGPH therefore offers opportunities to students who desire to pursue a traditional public health career and/or enhance their translational research capacity as they matriculate into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. All our graduates have so far received public health training through research application, thesis preparation, and a wide exposure to applied practical experiences (APEx). Public health ethics guides the development of competencies and public health skills for synthesis, integration, public health application guided by the three (3) core functions and the ten (10) essential services of public Health. We therefore welcome all eligible applicants to apply to our program following our admissions requirement at:  


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