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New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
MPH Accredited by CEPH; BCH Approved by SABPAC



Important Announcement Regarding National Public Health Week

Classroom Project Connects Theory to Reality

Congrats to Dr.  Kratzke for her published article and cover page on November 2014 Journal of Environmental Health

View our Summer 2014 Newsletter

View Pictures  from the  Jo Hill Teaching Excellence Award sponsored by ESG

View Article About Online MPH

Welcome to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Our mission is to prepare public health practitioners for the State of New Mexico, the region, and the country.

We have outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and a tremendous legacy in preparing public health educators.  For the longest of time we were the ONLY institution in the country that had an undergraduate community/public health education program approved as well as an MPH accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH).  Baylor University recently joined us as having this distinction.

This website is used for a variety of reasons– one, to recruit potential students;  two, to provide a resource for our current students.

We also invite current and past students to Follow @NMSUMPH on Twitter or visit us on Facebook.  It’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening with the program.

If you should ever have a question, please feel free to stop by.  I have an open door policy.  I’m in CHSS 102 (that’s the Memorial Tower building).

Some recent news:

  • Dr. Satya Rao received state award for her work in New Mexico Public Health Association
  • Three students receive special recognition at NMPHA’s Conference for their Presentation
  • Dr. Sue Forster-Cox has been selected by President Obama to serve on the prestigious US/Mexico Border Health Commission
  • Drs. Rao and Palacios recently received promotions to Full Professor and Associate Professor respectively

Perfect examples in that we don’t talk public health, we ARE public health!

Mark J. Kittleson, PhD, FAAHB, FAAHE
Academic Head, Public Health Sciences

Dr. Mark J. Kittleson







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This page last updated on March 30, 2015