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About Us

Welcome to CSUSM’s Public Health website!

Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe, MPH Director

Emmanuel A. Iyiegbuniwe, PhD, MSPH, MBA
Director of Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH) Program
College of Education, Health & Human Services
California State University San Marcos

Our commitment is to provide students a conducive learning environment improving their knowledge base and skills to become effective practitioners in a challenging and ever-changing public health domain. Students will be exposed to a comprehensive co-curricular experience with opportunities for personal growth and exploration developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Our curriculum, in addition to core and concentration courses, explores important topics such as health disparities, diversity, cultural competence, and community based participatory research. Students will participate in structured field trips, service learning, research, and community engagement projects that will foster their intellectual curiosity and desire for lifelong learning.

It is our belief that research and service learning should inform public health practice and that research, public health policy and service delivery should develop in a mutually reinforcing fashion for the benefit of all stakeholders, especially our students. We are committed and dedicated to building great communities and in solving critical public health issues that will sustain our student's personal values, social, ethics, and spiritual development as future leaders.

We encourage you to explore this website and invite you to consider CSUSM for your public health training. Also, we welcome you to visit our offices with a view to getting to know our faculty and staff members. I look forward to meeting and collaborating with students as we strive to promote health and prevent diseases in diverse communities in California and the world around us.

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