About Our Department
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Jeffrey J. Hatala, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/MPH Program Director
The Texas A&M School of Public Health is committed to transforming health through interdisciplinary inquiry, innovative solutions, and development of leaders through the Aggie tradition of service to engage diverse communities worldwide. At the school, our professors care about impacting the community with their research as well as their students. Professors have research projects ranging from emergency preparedness to community health development. Yet, each of them share a passion for learning. Students use faculty as advisors, and each student participates in a practicum during their stay. Students have conducted epidemiologic studies, assisted in programs/centers of faculty, and many others have served as interns in Texas and abroad.
What is Public Health?
Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals. More importantly, public health is YOUR health. Most people don't understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. Those who work in public health have careers ranging from ergonomists to epidemiologists. Whether your interest be social work, research, management, or field work-- public health has a niche for you.