Additional Educational Programs


In addition to the two degree programs, the Department of Public Health Sciences also provides or collaborates on public health and health policy education throughout the University. Click below for more information on additional educational programs available to select students in the University.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Assoc. Professor Aaron Pannone holds office hours for UVA PHS students.

Associate Professor Aaron Pannone holds office hours for UVA PHS students. (Photo taken by Abby Sacks.)

DPHS Faculty Provide Health Policy and Public Health Education in the SOM Curriculum

  • DXRX: Health Care Systems is a required course in health policy and public health
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Social Issues in Medicine
  • Cells to Society
  • 2nd to 4th Year electives
  • Health Policy/Public Health Externship
  • Generalist Scholars Program

Human Biology Major

The interdisciplinary Distinguished Majors Program in Human Biology was created for the purpose of allowing students the opportunity to examine and appreciate the extraordinary interplay between modern biology and society.  The Department of Public Health Sciences partners with the Department of Biology, which administers the program, in providing research and health policy courses and in advising undergraduate students in the program.  Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute for Practical Ethics, the Center for Global Health, the Law School, and the Medical School play significant roles in facilitating student research projects and participating in the 4th year capstone series.  DPHS Chair Ruth Gaare Bernheim is on the Human Biology Faculty Advisory Board.

For more information, please contact the Human Biology Program Director, Dr. Mike Timko.