Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master in Public Health

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

BW's MPH program prepares prepares students for professional challenges and opportunities in population health promotion and management. Students gain interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that can be applied to healthcare practices and programs designed to prevent disease, improve the delivery of health services, promote the health of diverse populations and reduce health disparities. BW's MPH features collaborative study, research, and service that emphasizes the importance of excellence in population health practice and need for social justice and service to vulnerable populations.
The Master in Public Health has adopted the following learning outcomes found at: https://www.bw.edu/Assets/about/bw-student-learning-outcomes-graduate.pdf.

1. Have a social-ecological perspective of health
a. The social-ecological perspective is a way to conceptualize health through multiple
levels from the individual (biology, psychology, etc.) to their society (institutions,
culture, etc.).
b. MPH students are expected to utilize the social-ecological perspective in describing
health issues and in generating action.
2. Effective written and oral communication
a. It is important for students to be able to take public health information and research
and synthesize it for consumption and usability for many different populations
(scientific, political, neighborhood, etc.).
b. MPH students are expected to be able to write and speak effectively
3. Utilizing research methodologies for public health purposes
a. Public health requires that its activities utilize scientific evidence when implementing
any activity.
b. MPH students are expected to conduct and communicate scientific activities on their
own.
4. Working effectively with diverse individuals and communities.
a. Public health students need to understand and describe how various cultural and socioeconomic
backgrounds can affect people’s lives and health.
b. MPH students are expected to understand how diverse experiences can affect people’s
lives and incorporate their understanding in their work.
5. Public Health Leadership
a. Public Health students are expected to uphold public health code of ethics in the
practice of population health.
b. MPH students need to understand and explain how differentsystems interact and how
they can be used to improve population health.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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For additional information about the link between sustainability and public health please review this article: https://www.bw.edu/news/2018/spring-2018/public-health-professor-studies-climate-change-dengue-fever

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