April 7-13, 2014
Science and Health Day
Nobel Peace Prize Forum
March 8, 2014
Free-B Stealthy Situation Tabletop Exercise
March 10-12, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Cultural Attunement in Health Professions Education and Practice
Dr. Linda Frizzell speaks at Pathways to Health Conference
March 11, 2014
Growing Together through Community Gardening
Friday, March 14, 2014
Dakota Medical Foundation
Taking the Mystery Out of Grant Writing
Thursday, March 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN
PHA events for Public Health Week
April 7-13, 2014
Creating Healthy Lives & Communities
NDAND & NDNC Joint Conference
April 23-24, 2014
Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
June 18 - 20, 2014
Alerus Conference Center
Grand Forks, ND
Welcome to the North Dakota Master of Public Health (NDMPH) program at North Dakota State University (NDSU)! There is no more exciting time to study public health than now. National figures show a dramatic increase in the demand for trained professionals in the public health workforce. NDSU and the University of North Dakota (UND) are working cooperatively to offer the NDMPH. Together, we are committed to favorably impact the health of the residents of North Dakota, the United States and the world.
NDSU offers the MPH degree with specializations in, American Indian public health, community health sciences, health promotion, and management of infectious disease.
NDSU’s MPH program is part of a culture of academic excellence, made evident by the university’s position as a top research university as reported by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. NDSU is committed to being student focused and to providing its students with opportunities to participate in the wide variety of research taking place on campus. The MPH program fosters this commitment by keeping class sizes small and providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on research projects.
Rural health solutions are essential to the well-being not just of North Dakota, but to other areas of the country and the world which are experiencing the challenges presented by rural populations. Of particular importance to public health in our state is determining how to meet the challenges of change and diversity within rural areas. North Dakota is an ideal location for research in this area in addition to the application of practical solutions to health improvement for rural communities. One of the ways in which the MPH program at NDSU is serving this need in our state is through the creation of the innovative American Indian public health specialization. There is a substantial American Indian population in the upper Midwest, including North Dakota, with unique public health challenges related not only to diversity, but also to rurality.
Public health is defined as the practice of helping members of society live healthier, longer lives. More specifically, public health focuses on improving the general health of communities through efforts to monitor the spread of diseases, initiatives (both clinical and policy-oriented) to prevent disease and disability, and by promoting healthy lifestyles through education and community engagement. It is practiced by multidisciplinary teams whose members’ training spans a wide array of academic and vocational fields. Our program at NDSU draws faculty from Microbiology, Emergency Management, Pharmacy, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, Nursing, and Medicine.
NDSU can offer you a MPH program that will be the gateway to achieving your professional goals. It will take caring and hard-working people such as you to improve the public’s health; apply here to make a difference!
Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH
Director, North Dakota MPH at NDSU
Watch this space for new developments. If you are interested in being on an email list for updates, please contact Stefanie Meyer at Stefanie.Meyer@ndsu.edu Check out what the Director is working on and the places he travels to impact public health. Click on the “Adventures” blog button below.
MPH Director presenting at Nobel Peace Prize Forum
Published: 05 March 2014
The 26th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place March 1st and 7-9 in Minneapolis, on the campuses of Augsburg...
Molly Secor-Turner speaks at NDSU World iView Seminar
Published: 26 February 2014
Molly Secor-Turner, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health, spoke at the NDSU World iView Seminar on February 20, 2014, on the topic “Learning Through Partnership: Community...
Misinformation Contributing to Safety Issues in Vehicle Restraints for Children: A Rural/Urban Comparison
Published: 19 February 2014
Report for the Mountain-Plains Consortium written by NDSU MPH Research Associate/Lecturer Andrea Huseth
Where the Buffalo Burgers Roam
Published: 11 February 2014
Dr. Warne is quoted in this article healthy food choices
APHA: Please contact your members of Congress
Published: 04 February 2014
On Feb. 4, APHA will join advocates from nearly 40 national organizations on Capitol Hill asking members of Congress to support the Prevention and Public Health Fund. We would like you to join us by s...