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?
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Nov 19, 2020
Theresa Lovrak
While it's no secret that many college students drink alcohol, how COVID-19 affected these behaviors and patterns is the focus of recent research published in the journal Addictive Behaviors by the collaboration of William Lechner from the Department of Psychological Sciences and Deric Kenne from the College of Public Health. The pair sought to study the effects that a major stressor such as the pandemic could have on addictive behaviors and how vulnerabilities such as anxiety and depression played a part in the coping process of college students. 
Nov 09, 2020
Across the U.S., an increasing number of communities have declared racism as a public health crisis.
Nov 09, 2020
Preparations for the 2020 Global Health Immersion: Geneva course began like any other back in August 2019. As we approached spring, things picked up speed as students booked flights, began to learn about the World Health Organization, and made friends with their classmates.
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 09, 2020
Future Public Health Leaders Scholarship Fund is part of the university’s Giving Tuesday campaign
Public Health Lab
Nov 09, 2020
Epidemiology professor Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D, continues to excel in scholarship, and has been an important health advisor shaping Kent State University’s COVID-19 safety measures.
Nov 09, 2020
Associate Professor Thomas W. Brewer, Ph.D., M.Jur., CHC and colleagues announced the publication of a comprehensive, nationwide dataset capturing details of state Medicaid coverage for podiatric care.
Nov 09, 2020
Message from the Dean Dear Friends,
Nov 09, 2020
The Division of Mental Health and Substance Use, within the College of Public Health’s Center for Public Policy and Health, was awarded $25,000 in funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as part of their Community Education & Outreach Initiative.
Sep 30, 2020
Megan Anderson
Ruoming Jin, Ph.D., of the Department of Computer Science partnered with Deric Kenne, Ph.D., of the College of Public Health in an exploratory research effort to develop a computer learning framework using cell phones to monitor student mental wellness while protecting personal information.