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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2011 Geneva trip participants

Global Opportunities

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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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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What Have We Been Up To?
A student uses a computer.
Aug 18, 2020
Julie Miller
We all know the world has changed, perhaps forever. The overall lesson of the COVID- 19 pandemic is that we need a public health workforce, prepared at all levels, to monitor the world for emerging infectious diseases, to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases, to develop new treatments and vaccines, and to invent novel approaches never seen before. Kent State University’s College of Public Health is addressing this workforce challenge, in part, by hosting the 2020 Virtual Public Health Academy.
Aug 14, 2020
Lisa Abraham
Two members of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute have been awarded grants to begin research on COVID-19 topics.
A person working at a computer taking down information.
Jul 23, 2020
Lisa Abraham
When the Ohio Department of Health sought help this summer for work on the COVID-19 pandemic response, more than 110 students from Kent State University’s College of Public Health raised their hands to volunteer.
May 04, 2020
These awards are presented to outstanding Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Doctoral (PhD) students who graduated from Kent State University College of Public Health summer 2019, fall 2019 or will graduate sp
Timothy Mikes, graduate student in Kent State University’s College of Public Health
Apr 27, 2020
Phil B. Soencksen
Timothy Mikes is a graduate student in Kent State University’s College of Public Health with a specialty in epidemiology. He’s also on the autism spectrum and using his perspective to enhance the university experience for other students with autism spectrum disorder.
Laboratory research using a microscope.
Mar 20, 2020
Lisa Abraham
As the country adjusts to the new normal of working from home, schooling from home and living lives of social isolation, Kent State University professor Tara Smith, Ph.D., said people need to realize this new normal may need to continue for a long time. “It really would not surprise me if this lasted for at least eight weeks or longer,” Smith said.
Feb 10, 2020
Special thanks to Alexander Evans and Laurie Ann Moennich who returned to Kent State Honors College in November to participate in the Career Conversations program.
Feb 10, 2020
Brook Blakey is a graduate of the BSPH concentration in Clinical Trials Research. She did her internship with Dr. Monique Washington at the Louis Stokes Veteran’s Administration Hospital in the Spinal Cord Injury Department. Brook and the team presented their research, “Health Care for Women with SCI/D: Updates in Preventative Care Guidelines, Barriers and Interventions” at the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 9th Annual Healthcare Summit + Expo, Aug. 15 - 17, 2019, in Orlando, FL.
Feb 10, 2020
P’Ashe Jones is a second-year epidemiology doctoral student from the Bahamas who plans to return to her home in the Bahamas and work for either the Ministry of Health or another government agency such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Feb 10, 2020
The College of Public Health participated in the 2019 Homecoming Parade on Sept. 21 with the theme “Creating a healthier nation in one generation.” CPH faculty, staff, and members of the Public Health Student Alliance walked in the parade to promote public health. Following the parade, a brunch reception was held in Moulton Hall for participants and alumni.