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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Health Sciences (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Dr. Wei Zheng

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

Purdue University’s School of Health Sciences is committed to creating, disseminating, preserving and applying knowledge in the areas of Radiological, Occupational and Environmental Health Science through leading-edge scholarly research, teaching, and engagement. The School offers nationally recognized educational programs in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Radiological Health Science, Occupational Health Science, Environmental Health Science, and maintains career-advancing programs in pre-allied health and other clinical and medical related Health Science Pre-Professional programs. We also offer advanced and accredited degrees in Occupational and Environmental Health - Industrial Hygiene (ABET), Medical Physics (CAMPEP), Health Physics, Imaging Sciences, and Toxicology. With a commitment to excellence, the School serves local, national and international citizens through the following initiatives:

Research and development that enhances health, the environment, and safe working conditions

State-of-the-art comprehensive programs that provide a strong basis of learning that prepares graduates to succeed as tomorrow’s leaders, professionals and citizens instilled with critical thinking skills and able to function in a global technological environment

Engagement that develops strong associations with our students, alumni, university colleagues, industry, and community

The Diversity of faculty, staff, and students to reflect our social environment and culture

Health Physics (MS, Ph.D.), Imaging Sciences (Ph.D.), Medical Physics (MS, Ph.D.), Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (MS, Ph.D.), and Toxicology (MS, Ph.D.).

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

Human health, diagnosis, prevention, public health, toxicology

Combined Degree Programs:

(Undergraduate Degree / Master’s Degree)

Radiological Health Pre-Med Physics (4+1) Program; Industrial Hygiene BS/MS (4+1) Program; Accelerated Health Sciences-Management BS/MBA (3+2) Program

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Black, David R. (Randy); Hirsch, Andrew; Irudayaraj, Joseph; Liu, Shuang; Sepulveda, Maria (Marisol;) Taleyarkhan, Rusi  P.; Zheng, Wei

Associate Professor

Dydak, Ulrike; Cannon, Jason; Freeman, Jennifer; Harris, Jason; Nakayama, Shoji; Nie, Linda H.; Poulson, Jean M.; Rosenthal, Frank S.; Stantz, Keith M.

Assistant Professor

Perez-Torres, C.; Schweitzer, James F.; Shannahan, Jonathan; Wells, Ellen M.

Emeritus Faculty

Carlson, Gary P.; Isom, Gary E.; Landolt, Robert R.; McGlothlin, James D.; Shaw, Stanley M.; Ziemer, Paul L.; Zimmerman, Neil J.

Research Faculty

Jiang, Wendy; Fu, Sherleen; Liu; Jie; Mostafaei, Farshad




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