Jul 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health

103 Trotter Hall

Director of graduate studies:

Ellyn Mulcahy

Graduate faculty:

A. Paige Adams, PhD., Cornell University
*Laura Brannon, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
*Natalia Cernicchiaro, DVM, Ph.D., University of Guelph
Elva Cha, DVM, PhD., Cornell University
*Edgar Chambers IV, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Stephen K. Chapes, Ph.D., MPH, University of Illinois
*M.M. Chengappa, Ph.D., Michigan State University
*Lee Cohnstaedt, Ph.D., Yale University
*A. Sally Davis, DVM, PhD., North Carolina State University
*Steve Dritz, DVM, PhD., Kansas State University
*Michael W. Dryden, DVM, PhD., Purdue University
*Sherry Fleming, PhD., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
*Roman Ganta, Ph.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
*Kelly Karr Getty, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Rebecca Gould, Ph.D., R.D., Texas Woman’s University
*Sara Gragg, PhD., Texas Tech University
*Jennifer A. Hanson, PhD., Kansas State University
*Mark D. Haub, Ph.D., University of Kansas
*Katie Heinrich, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City
*Wei-Wen Hsu, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Brandon Irwin, Ph.D., Michigan State University
*Majid Jaberi-Douraki, Ph.D., University of Laval, Canada
*Elaine Johannes, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Justin Kastner, Ph.D., University of Guelph
*Tandalayo Kidd, Ph.D., LPN, RD, Kansas State University
*Katherine KuKanich, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee
*Robert L. Larson, DVM, Ph.D, Kansas State University
*Zhoumeng Lin, Ph.D., The University of Georgia
Annika Linde, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Brian Lindshield, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emily Mailey, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Mary McElroy, Ph.D., University of Maryland
*Jodi McGill, Ph.D., University of Iowa
*Tonatiuh Melgarejo, Ph.D., Purdue University
*Beth A. Montelone, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Susan Moore, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Derek A. Mosier, D.V.M., Ph.D., Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University
Ellyn Mulcahy, Ph.D., Creighton University
Lina Mur, Ph.D., University of Complutense of Madrid, Spain
Nancy Muturi, Ph.D., University of Iowa
*T.G. Nagaraja, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Sanjeev Narayanan, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Dana Nayduch, Ph.D., Clemson University
*Annelise Nguyen, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
*Abbey L. Nutsch, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Londa Nwadike, Ph.D., University of Iowa
*Paula Peters, Ph.D., Ohio State University
*Randall K. Phebus, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
*Sandra B. Procter, Ph.D, R.D., Kansas State University
Ram Raghavan, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Kathryn Reif, Ph.D., Louisana State University
Walter Renberg, D.V.M., M.S., Oklahoma State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
*David G. Renter, D.V.M., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Deanna D. Retzlaff, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Richard Rosenkranz, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Sara Rosenkranz, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Michael W. Sanderson, D.V.M., M.S., Colorado State University, Washington State University
*J. Scott Smith, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Maggie Syme, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Loubna Tazi, Ph.D., Montpellier II University
*Dana Vanlandingham, Ph.D., Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
*Deon van der Merwe, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
*Victoriya Volkova, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
*Weiqun (George) Wang, Ph.D., Nanjing Agricultural University
Erin Yelland, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
*Ludek Zurek, Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada

Graduate Faculty Associate:

Keith Hamilton, MS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.

About the program

Public health is an interdepartmental graduate professional program with faculty participants from many academic departments of the university. The 42 semester hour program is designed to provide graduate-level education for individuals currently employed or anticipating a career in the field of public health. The purpose of public health is to address the physical, mental, social and environmental concerns of communities and populations. Its focus is on prevention of injury and disease in populations while they are still healthy, rather than treating individual patients after they become sick. The field of public health involves programs, strategies, and interventions designed to protect and improve community health through health education, promotion, research, and disease prevention. The final outcome of all public health efforts is to improve the quality of life in communities as well as targeted populations. The MPH program includes the five core areas within the field of public health: environmental health, behavioral sciences/health education, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services administration. In addition to the five core areas, a student can select an area of emphasis in food safety and biosecurity, infectious diseases/zoonoses, public health nutrition, or public health physical activity.

Application and admission requirements

The Kansas State University Graduate School oversees admissions for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Core Concepts.  To be eligible for admission to a graduate program, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree.  Prospective students may apply for the degree and/or the certificate by following the application procedures under each heading.



Master of Public Health

Graduate Certificate


Public Health