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.

05/17/2019
CHHS Social Work Students Gain Practical Experience through Poverty Simulation

Watch our BSW & MSW students participating in a poverty simulation—an experiential learning opportunity sponsored and facilitated by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)—designed to give students a glimpse of a month of living in poverty. #MasonCHHS #MasonSocialWork #NPSW

During National Professional Social Work Month in March, more than 60 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) students participated in ...

Congratulations to all of the graduates today! You did it! #Mason2019 #chhsgrad19
05/17/2019

Congratulations to all of the graduates today! You did it! #Mason2019 #chhsgrad19

#Mason2019 #Chhsgrad19
05/16/2019

#Mason2019 #Chhsgrad19

05/16/2019

Congratulations #mason2019! #Chhsgrad19 you did it!!!! Come to the reception in Peterson Hall to celebrate!

Looking forward to seeing all of our #MasonCHHS 🎓🎓graduates🎓🎓 at the degree celebration and university comme...
05/16/2019

Looking forward to seeing all of our #MasonCHHS 🎓🎓graduates🎓🎓 at the degree celebration and university commencement! We're so proud of you! ❤️❤️❤️ You are the #FutureofHealth!
Don't forget to tag your photos #Mason2019 #CHHSGrad19 #MyMasonCap, and check back here for the degree celebration photo album!

We're looking forward to hearing from our keynote speaker at our Degree Celebration on Thursday! Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-St...
05/15/2019

We're looking forward to hearing from our keynote speaker at our Degree Celebration on Thursday! Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at National Institutes of Health (NIH), which seeks to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research through research, training, research capacity development, public education, and information dissemination.

Dr. Pérez-Stable practiced general internal medicine for 37 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to NIH in September 2015. He was professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for 17 years. His research interests include improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among clinicians, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pérez-Stable led research on Latino smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in the United States and Latin America, addressing clinical and prevention issues in cancer screening, and mentoring over 70 minority investigators. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001. #MasonCHHS #CHHSGrad19

Last week, 30 of our #MPH students presented their work completed during their practicum experiences throughout the DC r...
05/15/2019

Last week, 30 of our #MPH students presented their work completed during their practicum experiences throughout the DC region on a range of #publichealth topics. #FutureofHealth #MasonCHHS #MasonPublicHealth

Congratulations to all of our faculty who were conferred tenure, promoted, and joined CHHS as tenured faculty this semes...
05/14/2019

Congratulations to all of our faculty who were conferred tenure, promoted, and joined CHHS as tenured faculty this semester! Read more about them here: http://fal.cn/AHlo

Dr. Jhumka Gupta, global and community health; Dr. JoAnn Lee, social work; and Dr. Anna Pollack, global and community health were promoted to the rank of associate professor and granted tenure. Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and interim chair of the Department of Global and Community Health, and Dr. Rosemary Higgins, associate dean for research, were also conferred tenure as new faculty to CHHS. Dr. Laura Poms, global and community health, was recently promoted to the rank of associate professor.

Listen to the podcast featuring CHHS faculty member Dr. Kat Scafide and her work using alternative light sources to see ...
05/14/2019
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence | 2019 NIJ R&D: Just Skin Deep

Listen to the podcast featuring CHHS faculty member Dr. Kat Scafide and her work using alternative light sources to see and assess bruises. #MasonCHHS #MasonNursing http://fal.cn/AH_X

In episode one of the 2019 R&D season, Just Science interviews Dr. Katherine Scafide and Dr. Daniel Sheridan about their use of Alternative Light Sources for the detection and assessment of cutaneous bruising. Until the 1990s, it was commonly believed that clinicians and forensic professionals could...

Our Mason and Partners #MAPClinics recently held a community health fair at their #ManassasPark location, where they off...
05/11/2019

Our Mason and Partners #MAPClinics recently held a community health fair at their #ManassasPark location, where they offered free health screenings and information on their partners they work with to provide free health care and social services. Each year, they provide more than $1M of free health care to uninsured and underinsured community members.

Interested in learning more about the MAP clinics and the services the provide? Visit http://fal.cn/AL1L

Congratulations to our newest members of graduate   Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health  (left) and undergradu...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to our newest members of graduate Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (left) and undergraduate health education honor society National Eta Sigma Gamma (right)! You are the future of #publichealth!

Nurse care coordinators are key to success of patient-centered medical home programs, finds new study on provider perspe...
05/10/2019

Nurse care coordinators are key to success of patient-centered medical home programs, finds new study on provider perspectives by @MasonCHHS Dr. Gilbert Gimm, Dr. Debora Goldberg, Dr. Len Nichols, and colleagues http://fal.cn/AFQK #NursesWeek #healthpolicy Alan Newman Research

Nurses Week 2019
05/09/2019

Nurses Week 2019

The answer to yesterday's #MasonNursesWeekTrivia is 3 years!Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern histor...
05/08/2019

The answer to yesterday's #MasonNursesWeekTrivia is 3 years!

Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern history, was a nurse for 3 years of her life.

Join us for #MasonNursesWeekTrivia! Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern history, was a nurse for how m...
05/07/2019

Join us for #MasonNursesWeekTrivia! Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern history, was a nurse for how many years of her life? Check back tomorrow for the answer!

3 years, 20 years, 40 years, or 50 years?

Happy #NursesWeek! #FutureofNursing #MasonNursing
05/06/2019

Happy #NursesWeek! #FutureofNursing #MasonNursing

The 2019 CHHS Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Theresa Siggins, received her award at last week’s Celebration of Distinction. ...
05/03/2019

The 2019 CHHS Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Theresa Siggins, received her award at last week’s Celebration of Distinction. Dr. Siggins is a program manager at the Fairfax Food Council and a three-time alumnus of George Mason University. You can read more about the event that celebrates Mason alumni here:

https://giving.gmu.edu/featured/2019-celebration-of-distinction-alumni/

Had a wonderful lunch yesterday with the students that participated in our photo contest to decorate Peterson Family Hea...
05/03/2019

Had a wonderful lunch yesterday with the students that participated in our photo contest to decorate Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall! You are the #FutureofHealth! #MasonCHHS #MasonNursing #MasonPublicHealth

05/02/2019

Tonight, we'll be rooting for BSW '14 alumna, social worker, non-profit founder, and Miss DC USA Cordelia Cranshaw in the Miss USA Pageant! Learn more about her remarkable story of beating the odds. #MasonSocialWork #MasonCHHS #missusa2019

New #MasonCHHS study led by Dr. Sina Gallo finds high rates of formula use with low-income infants, recommends changes #...
05/02/2019

New #MasonCHHS study led by Dr. Sina Gallo finds high rates of formula use with low-income infants, recommends changes #MasonNutrition Mason Research National WIC Association Virginia Department of Health Virginia WIC International Lactation Consultant Association Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

https://chhs.gmu.edu/news/576726

GCH Alumna Ashleigh Howard is now a global health epidemiologist. Throughout her career, Ashleigh has worked closely wit...
04/29/2019
#Togetherfor10: 10 Things You Should Know About the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) - Together For Girls

GCH Alumna Ashleigh Howard is now a global health epidemiologist. Throughout her career, Ashleigh has worked closely with the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), nationally representative household surveys designed to measure the prevalence, past 12-month incidence, and circumstances surrounding sexual, physical and emotional violence in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. #SAAM #IPV #domesticviolence
http://fal.cn/AxQH

Ashleigh Howard is a global health epidemiologist with expertise in violence and HIV. She began her work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe country office in 2011 focusing on issues of violence and gender.

Join us for a screening of the film: Someone You Love: the HPV Epidemic May 2 at 7:20 PM.
04/27/2019

Join us for a screening of the film: Someone You Love: the HPV Epidemic May 2 at 7:20 PM.

Congratulations to our Peterson Hall student photo contest award winner, Heather Alsup-Morton! Heather held a holiday fu...
04/26/2019

Congratulations to our Peterson Hall student photo contest award winner, Heather Alsup-Morton! Heather held a holiday fundraiser in December and her friends and classmates collected $1,000 worth of medicine for our Mason and Partners Clinics!

Congratulations Dr. Rebecca Sutter and Dr. Caroline Sutter on receiving the George Mason University 2019 Alumni Service ...
04/25/2019

Congratulations Dr. Rebecca Sutter and Dr. Caroline Sutter on receiving the George Mason University 2019 Alumni Service Award!

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi

The 2019 Alumni Service Award recipients are Caroline Sutter, MSN '01, DNP '12, and Rebecca Sutter, MSN '01, DNP '12, co-founders and current directors of the Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics. Both graduates of and associate professors in the George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services, these sisters provide meaningful service back to Mason and the community daily. Read more: alumni.gmu.edu/2019GMUAAawards

Learn more about #DenimDay at Peace Over Violence
04/23/2019

Learn more about #DenimDay at Peace Over Violence

Interested in advancing your nursing career? Join us for an MSN and DNP Information Session Thursday, April 25th at noon...
04/21/2019

Interested in advancing your nursing career? Join us for an MSN and DNP Information Session Thursday, April 25th at noon in Merten 1203. RSVP: http://fal.cn/Ap0K #MasonNursing #MasonCHHS

Join us at the Mason and Partners Clinics' Community Health Fair April 28 1-3PM at the Manassas Park Community Center. L...
04/18/2019

Join us at the Mason and Partners Clinics' Community Health Fair April 28 1-3PM at the Manassas Park Community Center. Learn more about the MAP Clinics and their partners in your community. While you're there, get free health screenings too! #MasonCHHS #MAPClinics

Vote for your favorite #MasonPeeps diorama!!
04/16/2019

Vote for your favorite #MasonPeeps diorama!!

The Patriot Peep Diorama Contest was a great success and we've narrowed it down to three finalists! It's time for the Mason Nation to vote for their favorite! Cast your ballot here 🗳 http://fal.cn/AA_2

04/15/2019

So proud of Drs. Sunny Harris Rome, John Cantiello and Leila Fleming who are recipients of MASON Teaching Awards. Congratulations 🎉

Hayfield Elementary School Career Fair
04/13/2019

Hayfield Elementary School Career Fair

We collected photo submissions in March, and now it's time to vote on the finalists!  Let us know which one is your favo...
04/11/2019

We collected photo submissions in March, and now it's time to vote on the finalists! Let us know which one is your favorite with an old fashioned like by April 19, and the winner will be displayed in Peterson Hall and receive the grand prize of a parking upgrade!!! #MasonCHHS

Wesley Housing Development Corporation presented the CHHS Department of Social Work with the Outstanding Partnership Awa...
04/11/2019

Wesley Housing Development Corporation presented the CHHS Department of Social Work with the Outstanding Partnership Award for its work with low- and moderate income families in finding affordable housing in the DC-metro area. Sharolyn Dugger, Director of Field Education, and Emily Ihara, Interim Department Chair, accepted the award on behalf of the College.

CHHS' 4th Annual Conversations & Connections in celebration of National Public Health Week was a great success! The Apri...
04/09/2019

CHHS' 4th Annual Conversations & Connections in celebration of National Public Health Week was a great success! The April 4 event featured Dr. Frank Lin, Director of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, and offered our graduate students, alumni, faculty and community partners the opportunity to network, socialize, and learn about hearing loss and public health. Thanks to Kaiser Permanente and Sodexo for sponsoring this wonderful event.

George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services's cover photo
04/08/2019

George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services's cover photo

04/05/2019
Thank You for Supporting Giving Day 2019

Thank you, CHHS! Through your support on Giving Day, we raised over $30,000 to benefit student scholarships, faculty research, and many other important initiatives. We couldn’t have done it without you! #Give2Mason George Mason University Alumni Association George Mason University

Thank you for your support on Giving Day. Every gift makes a difference in our students’ lives. If you didn't have a chance to make a gift on Giving Day, the...

04/04/2019
George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services

CHHS, there's still time to beat The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University! The college with the most donors between now and the end of tonight (April 4) will receive a donation from the other Dean! Join us and #Give2Mason! http://bit.ly/Give2GMUCHHS

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CHHS vs. The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University – See who has the most Mason Spirit for giving back on #GivingDay! The college with the most donors between now and the end of April 4 will receive a donation from the other Dean! Join us and #Give2Mason! http://bit.ly/Give2GMUCHHS

Together, we break down barriers. Together, we can change the lives of CHHS students by breaking down financial barriers...
04/04/2019

Together, we break down barriers. Together, we can change the lives of CHHS students by breaking down financial barriers and helping them excel. Join us today, Mason’s third annual Giving Day, and make a gift to the CHHS scholarship fund of your choice.

http://bit.ly/Give2GMUCHHS

Your gift. Your Choice. Your impact. For Mason. 4/4 #Give2Mason

04/03/2019
CHHS Challenges Volgenau on Giving Day

CHHS vs. The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University – See who has the most Mason Spirit for giving back on #GivingDay! The college with the most donors between now and the end of April 4 will receive a donation from the other Dean! Join us and #Give2Mason! http://bit.ly/Give2GMUCHHS

Cooking for Two: A Seafood CelebrationFriday April 5, 2018 5:00-7:30pm Nothing impresses like perfectly prepared seafood...
04/03/2019
CHHS Marketplace - Nutrition Cooking Classes

Cooking for Two: A Seafood Celebration
Friday April 5, 2018 5:00-7:30pm

Nothing impresses like perfectly prepared seafood served to a loved one! Learn to sear scallops and cook delicate, flavorful fish in parchment paper.

Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or an experienced cook, come expand upon fundamental cooking techniques, and share a meal with colleagues outside the office. It is also ideal evening out activity to share with loved ones! GMU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their guests over the age of 18 can register.

Menu: Seared Scallops with Risotto, Salmon en Papillote (Salmon in Parchment Paper) with Vegetables, Apple Tart with Whipped Cream

Cost: $55.00 per person - a fraction of the cost of similar courses in the area.

Location: 1500 Peterson Hall, Nutrition Kitchen

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/GMUCookingclasses

George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services's cover photo
04/03/2019

George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services's cover photo

A reminder to join us in the Johnson Center Cinema TODAY at 4:00 for this  #MasonNPHW event!
04/03/2019

A reminder to join us in the Johnson Center Cinema TODAY at 4:00 for this #MasonNPHW event!

All returning CHHS students are encouraged to apply now for 2019-20 scholarships! There are various opportunities across...
04/03/2019

All returning CHHS students are encouraged to apply now for 2019-20 scholarships! There are various opportunities across disciplines, backgrounds and GPAs. Check out the list of current CHHS scholarships at https://chhs.gmu.edu/students/scholarships.

GCH is offering a one-month summer global discovery course in Kenya July 31 - August 11, 2019 with opportunities to gain...
04/02/2019

GCH is offering a one-month summer global discovery course in Kenya July 31 - August 11, 2019 with opportunities to gain field experiences observing infectious diseases and vectors. Students will conduct field research, hike Mount Kenya, and visit Bongo Conservancy. To learn more, view the flyer, attend the info session on April 4th 4-5PM (JC 235), or contact faculty lead Dr. Mike von Fricken or program administrator Allie Wallace. https://masonabroad.gmu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10388

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