The Mission of Kent State University's College of Public Health is to develop public health leaders and promote sustainable public health innovations in collaboration with community partners in northeast Ohio through teaching, research, and service.

Sonia Alemagno

Message from the Dean

Dr. Sonia Alemagno assumed the leadership of the college on July 1, 2011.  Dr. Alemagno has a proven academic track record in administration, research, teaching, and service.

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Continuing Education

The College frequently offers continuing education and training for public health professionals through the Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships.

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Explore our Halls

Take a virtual stroll through the Kent State University College of Public Health campus!

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Give Back

Kent State University's Ways to Give page describes how to give a gift by check, through an employer matching program (make your gift count even more!), through payroll deduction (Kent State employees only), or as a bequest in the memory of a loved one. 

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Study Abroad

Public Health graduate students and undergraduates are highly encouraged to study abroad to help connect their academic preparation and to gain exposure to other cultures and areas of the world. In fact, students pursuing a concentration Global Health are required to study abroad as part of their degree requirements.

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What Have We Been Up To?
Sep 09, 2022
The Results Are In! Launch Event Brought Together the Region’s Leadership to Address Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community
May 17, 2022
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death among Ohioans, but the impact of these diseases may be reduced if community health interventions are available. COVID-19 has contributed to additional challenges in access and implementation of community health interventions.
May 09, 2022
Jeffrey Hallam, Ph.D., FRSPH, professor of social and behavioral sciences and associate dean for research and global affairs of the Ke
May 09, 2022
Thanks to a new partnership between Kent State University and Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the College of Public Health will offer students a new pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a law degree from CSU in six years.
phsa group
May 09, 2022
U.S. News & World Report has ranked six Kent State University programs in the top 100 among public institutions in its 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools.
Mar 23, 2022
During the 2022 Spring Semester, many aspects of the university life went back to being very close to pre-pandemic, with the return of in-person classes, activities on campus and full-capacity residence halls.
Mar 23, 2022
In Brecksville, Ohio, members of the senior community had acces to many services provided by the city’s senior center, like activities, meals, health screenings and more. In March 2020, those services were abruptly paused by pandemic restrictions.
Mar 23, 2022
In 2021, the College of Public Health received funding to create a new Interprofessional Education (IPE) Concepts course. Since inception, 42 students have completed the course and five faculty have completed or taught the course. 
Mar 23, 2022
Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health had a unique opportunity working on the federal level to face the COVID-19 pandemic head-on.  
Andrew Snyder, MPH, BSN, research program coordinator for Kent State’s College of Public Health
Mar 10, 2021
Kent State University and the College of Public Health have partnered with greater Akron community organizations to conduct the first comprehensive and specific LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA). Efforts of this assessment will focus on producing a better-informed public health system and improving the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community.