George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services

George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services The College of Health and Human Services prepares students to become future leaders in health care, public health, and social services.
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The College of Health and Human Services prepares students to become future leaders in health care, public health, and social services with the skills necessary to solve the challenges of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse health environment. By combining research with community-engagement efforts, students receive a rigorous and relevant education, while simultaneously making a valuable contribution to the region’s health care workforce. Whether it’s global and community health, health administration and policy, nursing, nutrition and food science studies, rehabilitation science health care policy, or social work or nursing, students are active participants in improving and promoting health, both locally and globally.

Mission: CHHS has a threefold mission: To use our knowledge and skills to educate students, both undergraduate and graduate, so they are qualified to become health and human services professionals; To discover new knowledge through research, and; To provide direct health and social services for community residents.

Our scholarship recipients share their gratitude for the donors who have improved their lives through generous giving th...
12/27/2019

Our scholarship recipients share their gratitude for the donors who have improved their lives through generous giving this year. Would you like to make a difference in the lives of CHHS students? There is still time to make your end-of-year gift by visiting https://chhs.gmu.edu/give #Give2Mason

12/26/2019
How to Maintain Strong Mental Health in College

Check out the PSA video students in GCH 300 Introduction to Public Health Course developed on how to maintain strong mental health while in college! #publichealth
https://youtu.be/mSh35dIm5Uc

View the PSA developed by students in George Mason University's GCH 300 class. Created by: Isabel Aldaba Karen Ramirez Jennifer Zelaya Abhigya Lamichhane Eth...

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and 2020!
12/23/2019

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and 2020!

Full-Time BSW & MSW Students: Apply Now for the Child Welfare Stipend Program!  Due January 31, 2020. You could be part ...
12/20/2019
Child Welfare Stipend Program | Department of Social Work

Full-Time BSW & MSW Students: Apply Now for the Child Welfare Stipend Program! Due January 31, 2020. You could be part of the next cohort of students receiving a $10,000 stipend and specialized experience! https://fal.cn/35I4u #MasonSocialWork

Child Welfare Stipend Program HomeStudentsChild Welfare Stipend Program Sub-Navigation Menu Student SpotlightMeet Our AlumniStudent OrganizationsStudent ResourcesChild Welfare Stipend ProgramTitle IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Alumni QR code to the 2020-2021 application 2019-2020 Child Welfare Stipend....

Congratulations #Mason2019!  We are so proud of you!! Photos of the morning ceremony are now available, and photos from ...
12/19/2019
Winter Graduation 2019

Congratulations #Mason2019! We are so proud of you!! Photos of the morning ceremony are now available, and photos from the afternoon ceremony will be posted soon on Smugmug:
https://fal.cn/35HBT

2019 Winter Graduation. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

The fall 2020 BSN Application is now open! The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020 https://provapps.gmu.edu/BSN/
12/16/2019
Home Page - BSN

The fall 2020 BSN Application is now open! The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020 https://provapps.gmu.edu/BSN/

Our nursing program is highly competitive, so it is very important that your complete application materials are submitted correctly and on time. Meeting the BSN eligibility guidelines does not guarantee admission.

Thank you Woodpile Studios  & 3DXtremes LLC for #MakingHealthVisible at the opening of the Population Health Center!  Re...
12/13/2019

Thank you Woodpile Studios & 3DXtremes LLC for #MakingHealthVisible at the opening of the Population Health Center! Read the article in The Virginian-Pilot : https://fal.cn/35ByU

CHHS Winter Graduates: Taking photos in your cap and gown on Wednesday? Come by for sunset photos with the fitness tracker Wed. Dec. 18 3:30-4:15 in Peterson Hall courtyard! Your photo might even be featured on Mason's social media!

Full-Time BSW & MSW Students: Apply Now for the Child Welfare Stipend Program!  Due January 31, 2020. You could be part ...
12/04/2019
Child Welfare Stipend Program | Department of Social Work

Full-Time BSW & MSW Students: Apply Now for the Child Welfare Stipend Program! Due January 31, 2020. You could be part of the next cohort of students receiving a $10,000 stipend and specialized experience! https://fal.cn/35qxd #MasonSocialWork

Child Welfare Stipend Program HomeStudentsChild Welfare Stipend Program Sub-Navigation Menu Student SpotlightMeet Our AlumniStudent OrganizationsStudent ResourcesChild Welfare Stipend ProgramTitle IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Alumni QR code to the 2020-2021 application 2019-2020 Child Welfare Stipend....

Planning to apply for the traditional or accelerated 2nd degree BSN program? The Fall 2020 BSN Essay prompt is posted!  ...
12/03/2019
Video Presentation and Essay Requirements | School of Nursing

Planning to apply for the traditional or accelerated 2nd degree BSN program? The Fall 2020 BSN Essay prompt is posted! The application will open December 15, but you can start working on your essay now. https://fal.cn/35pve #MasonNursing

Video Presentation and Essay Requirements HomeAdmissionsBSN AdmissionsVideo Presentation and Essay Requirements Apply Today Sub-Navigation Menu Information EventsGraduate AdmissionsBSN AdmissionsTraditional BSNAccelerated Second Degree BSNRN to BSNLPN to BSN (Veteran) AdmissionsCo-Enrollment BSN (Ve...

Learn more about one mom's story, an explanation of what chemicals are frequently in personal care products, and how the...
11/26/2019
Mom Credits Fertility Turnaround to Organic Products, Diet

Learn more about one mom's story, an explanation of what chemicals are frequently in personal care products, and how these can affect our bodies, including comments from Dr. Anna Pollack, #MasonCHHS faculty and Epidemiologist https://fal.cn/35iw0

Determined to take control of her health, a local mom read medical journals and dug into the science of the chemicals in our cosmetics, personal care products and food.

Today, on #PHTYD, we are grateful for our partners in #publichealth!
11/25/2019
No Person is an Island – The Imperative for Partnerships in Public Health

Today, on #PHTYD, we are grateful for our partners in #publichealth!

When Donne first shared the notion that no person is an island he could scarcely have imagined the intricate web that is global public health today. When we envision our futures, it is impossible not to see all of the people that engage and collaborate at the local, national, and global level.

Dr. Anna Pollack discusses her findings that chemicals in beauty products can lead to changes in reproductive hormones, ...
11/20/2019
Beauty Product Chemicals Pose Higher Risk to Teens: Study

Dr. Anna Pollack discusses her findings that chemicals in beauty products can lead to changes in reproductive hormones, great story by Doreen Gentzler & Patricia Fantis NBC Washington

Many teenagers use a ton of beauty products. And researchers say they're among the most vulnerable when it comes to exposure to certain chemicals. That's because their bodies are still developing.

We're excited about this new collaboration!
11/13/2019
ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials)

We're excited about this new collaboration!

We are excited to announce today the ASTHO-Mason Collaborative for Applied Public Health Practice, a partnership with George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services. The #ASTHOMasonCollab will create academic programs and training for students and public health professionals alike. Public health needs a transdisciplinary approach, and our collaboration will offer just that, along with workforce training and executive leadership education. Read more from our leadership here: http://bit.ly/2qLoxA7

@GeorgeMason & ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) just launched an ASTHO-Mason Collaborative ...
11/13/2019
ASTHO and George Mason University Innovate to Improve Public Health Through a New Academic and Practice Collaborative | CHHS

@GeorgeMason & ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) just launched an ASTHO-Mason Collaborative in #PublicHealth Practice! Learn more about the new opportunities for students, faculty, and professionals! #ASTHOMasonCollab #ThisIsPublicHealth #MakingHealthVisible Virginia Department of Health

ASTHO and George Mason University Innovate to Improve Public Health Through a New Academic and Practice Collaborative November 12, 2019 See All News Learn More About the ASTHO-Mason Collaborative Latest News All RSS ASTHO and George Mason University Innovate to Improve Public Health Through a New Ac...

After 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps that included three combat tours and a stint in New Orleans in the immediate aft...
11/12/2019
Mason grad student applies lessons learned from the Marine Corps to his studies | CHHS

After 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps that included three combat tours and a stint in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Rediet "Red" Woldeselassie chose Mason for his studies.

Find out more about how he applies his experience as a graduate student in #healthinformatics
#VeteransDay

Mason grad student applies lessons learned from the Marine Corps to his studies November 8, 2019   /   by John Hollis See All News Latest News All RSS The ASTHO-Mason Fellowship: Preparing the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders November 12, 2019 Meet Makala Carrington, First Year MPH Student...

Congratulations to the Mason team at the DC Public Health Challenge for winning the Harrison C. Spencer Interprofessiona...
11/11/2019

Congratulations to the Mason team at the DC Public Health Challenge for winning the Harrison C. Spencer Interprofessional Prize! Sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this year's challenge focused on reducing #healthdisparities in #maternalmortality by addressing unmet health-related social needs

Join us for a Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics Food Drive!MAP Clinics serve children and families in need of medical ser...
11/09/2019

Join us for a Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics Food Drive
!
MAP Clinics serve children and families in need of medical services. They serve a predominantly Hispanic/Latinx population and aim to provide foods that are familiar and enjoyed within the culture.

They will happily accept any food donations but the items in greatest need are: rice, avena, pasta, apples, tortillas, cooking oil, fruitcups, oranges, canned chicken or noodle soups, lentils, basil, sazon goya/adobo, hot sauce, mac&cheese, potatoes, peanut butter, black/pinto beans.

Drop off donations through November 18 at the collection boxes in any of the locations: Peterson 2409, Peterson 3000, Peterson 3600, Sub 1, or the JC Atrium Wall East Elevator

We're so proud of Constance Owens!  She received a national scholarship award from the APHA Disability Section to attend...
11/08/2019

We're so proud of Constance Owens! She received a national scholarship award from the APHA Disability Section to attend #APHA2019. Constance is a 2nd year PhD student who is passionate about promoting health equity in maternal and pediatric care, as well as improving access to care and reducing disparities for adults and children with disabilities. Congratulations, Constance!

Learn more about her award here: https://chhs.gmu.edu/news/580556

Join us! #MasonCHHS is now recruiting a Professor and Chair for the Department of Global and Community Health, as well a...
11/06/2019

Join us! #MasonCHHS is now recruiting a Professor and Chair for the Department of Global and Community Health, as well as Multiple Open-Rank #Biostatistics, #Epidemiology and #BehavioralScience Faculty Positions. https://fal.cn/34VZ2 #APHA2019 #ThisIsPublicHealth

10/31/2019

Anna Scolese (MPH '19) studies social epidemiology and interpersonal violence. Learn more about her research and her time as a Masters student at Mason. #DVAM2019 #DVAM

10/30/2019

Dr. Denise Hines reminds bystanders who have witnessed an assault or act of violence that they can intervene after the fact by supporting the survivor. #DVAM2019 #DVAM

Log in tomorrow to learn all about Dr. Katherine Scafide's research on detection and visibility of bruises using alterna...
10/29/2019
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence | Detection and Visibility of Bruises Using Alternate Light: From Science to Practice

Log in tomorrow to learn all about Dr. Katherine Scafide's research on detection and visibility of bruises using alternate light: from science to practice
https://fal.cn/34N5L
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET

Bruising is one of the most common types of soft tissue injury noted on victims of violence, including those suffering intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and vulnerable adult abuse. The accurate forensic identification and documentation of these injuries are essential, not only....

Dr. Kat Scafide has received a grant from National Institute of Justice to help train practitioners in using alternative...
10/25/2019
Dr. Scafide Receives National Institute for Justice Grant to Develop Protocol and Curriculum for Bruise Identification Study | CHHS

Dr. Kat Scafide has received a grant from National Institute of Justice to help train practitioners in using alternative light sources in bruise identification. Learn more about the training. #DVAM2019 #DVAM https://fal.cn/34Jhw

Dr. Scafide Receives National Institute for Justice Grant to Develop Protocol and Curriculum for Bruise Identification Study October 16, 2019 See All News Latest News All RSS Making health visible at Mason’s Population Health Center October 22, 2019 New Collaboration to Increase Access to In-Deman...

Join us! We are currently recruiting for several faculty and staff positions. A selection of open positions include:- De...
10/25/2019

Join us! We are currently recruiting for several faculty and staff positions. A selection of open positions include:
- Department of Social Work - Chair and Professor
- Professor and Director for the School of Nursing
- Professor and Chair, Department of Global and Community Health
- Multiple Open-Rank Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Behavioral Science Faculty Positions
- Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Classified Staff)

For our full list of opportunities, visit the link below or jobs.gmu.edu and select College of Health and Human Services under department.
https://https://fal.cn/34J5n

A double rainbow over Peterson Hall and the newly opened Population Health Center...a sign of beautiful things to come! ...
10/24/2019

A double rainbow over Peterson Hall and the newly opened Population Health Center...a sign of beautiful things to come! #MakingHealthVisible

10/24/2019

Students are at an increased risk of sexual assault during the first few months of their first and second semesters in college. "Distraction interventions are often better than direct confrontation when it comes to reducing the instance of violence on campus," says Dr. Denise Hines, who studies bystander intervention programs. #DVAM2019 #DVAM #domesticviolence

#MasonCHHS & The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation are beginning a new collaboration to help prepare a skilled and cult...
10/23/2019
New Collaboration to Increase Access to In-Demand Health Careers and Address Health Care Workforce Shortage | CHHS

#MasonCHHS & The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation are beginning a new collaboration to help prepare a skilled and culturally competent #healthcare workforce in response to critical shortages. Learn more about this gift and the new aspect of Claude Moore Scholars, a program that starts in high school.

New Collaboration to Increase Access to In-Demand Health Careers and Address Health Care Workforce Shortage October 18, 2019 See All News Latest News All RSS Making health visible at Mason’s Population Health Center October 22, 2019 New Collaboration to Increase Access to In-Demand Health Careers ...

New College faculty member Dr. Denise Hines studies intimate partner violence and bystander interventions - particularly...
10/23/2019
New College Faculty Member Denise Hines Speaks About Bystander Intervention and Increasing Awareness of Under-Recognized Domestic Violence Survivors | CHHS

New College faculty member Dr. Denise Hines studies intimate partner violence and bystander interventions - particularly focused on underrecognized populations. Learn more about Dr. Hines. #DVAM2019 #DVAM https://fal.cn/34GQg

New College Faculty Member Denise Hines Speaks About Bystander Intervention and Increasing Awareness of Under-Recognized Domestic Violence Survivors October 1, 2019 See All News Dr. Denise Hines, associate professor in the Department of Social Work. Dr. Denise Hines joined the College faculty as an....

Dr. Sina Gallo will be presenting on Disparities in Vitamin D Deficiency Among Hispanics and Possible Health Effects at ...
10/22/2019

Dr. Sina Gallo will be presenting on Disparities in Vitamin D Deficiency Among Hispanics and Possible Health Effects at the upcoming National Hispanic Medical Association DC Chapter:

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
George Washington University
Science & Engineering Hal l , Room B1220

http://bit.ly/NHMA2019WashingtonDC

The 10th Mason and Partners Clinic is now open in the Population Health Center on Mason's Fairfax campus. This MAP Clini...
10/21/2019

The 10th Mason and Partners Clinic is now open in the Population Health Center on Mason's Fairfax campus. This MAP Clinic provides free health care and connections to community services for underserved and uninsured community members and experiential learning for Mason students. Learn more:
https://chhs.gmu.edu/news/580301

So excited to officially dedicate the Population Health Center today! Stay tuned to hear more about this ESSENTIAL and B...
10/18/2019
Introducing the Population Health Center: The Intersection of Academics and Practice | CHHS

So excited to officially dedicate the Population Health Center today! Stay tuned to hear more about this ESSENTIAL and BOLD intersection of academics and practice. #MakingHealthVisible #ThisIsPublicHealth https://fal.cn/34B4M

Introducing the Population Health Center: The Intersection of Academics and Practice October 9, 2019 See All News Latest News All RSS New Collaboration to Increase Access to In-Demand Health Careers and Address Health Care Workforce Shortage October 18, 2019 Tenth Mason and Partners Clinic Opens at....

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