Department of Health Sciences

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As a department, we are committed to holding the university and ourselves accountable for taking action to address racism. Because we educate future health care professionals, we recognize our ethical responsibility to develop students who understand and recognize implicit bias, equip them with tools to practice social justice, anti-racism, and advocate for change in health care settings and communities.


Photo: Lindsay Palmaffy

Vaccine infographic designed by and for JMU students

May 20, 2021

Students in HTH 245: Foundations of Infectious Disease worked on a special assignment to inform their peers on the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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PHOTO: Sarah Alvarez and Anthony Walton

Alumni talk about publishing their research

April 19, 2021

HS alumni Sarah Alvarez and Anthony Walton published their research in The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. They worked with professor Stephanie Baller to investigate the security risks associated with wearable fitness devices.

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PHOTO: Dorcas Owusu

Health sciences senior headed to optometry school

April 15, 2021

When Dorcas Owusu was in sixth grade biology class, she was assigned an ocular disease to research. This opened her eyes to the career of optometry, no pun intended. minor.

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Madison Gerencser

Occupational therapy program is next step for health sciences senior

April 8, 2021

After graduating in May 2021, senior Madison Gerencser will be pursuing her goal of becoming an occupational therapist.

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PHOTO: Evans Osuji

Health sciences grad forges a future in medicine

March 25, 2021

Health sciences alumnus Evans Osuji (’17) found James Madison University to be a perfect setting to excel as both an academic and an athlete.

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