Health and Human Development students, faculty, staff, and community work together to improve the quality of life across the lifespan through research, education, and action. Our alumni are in professions that enrich health and well-being, fitness and activity, and living environments for individuals, families, and communities. We’re glad you’re here! Get to know us! Meet Dean Farrell J. Webb.
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On the fourth Friday of every month, volunteers, students and staff members with CSUN's CalFresh Healthy Living initiative in Canoga Park load boxes of fresh produce into the backs of cars for distribution in the community to provide the area’s low-income residents with healthy food options. CSUN's CalFresh Healthy Living collaborates with Food Forward, Follow Your Heart, Earth Island Natural Foods, Freedom Church and about a dozen additional local community-based organizations. Read more
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded CSUN $19 million over the next five years as the second and final award in a ten year effort to support diversity in the biomedical workforce through the undergraduate research-training program, BUILD PODER. Health Sciences faculty Patchareeya Kwan, a member of the BUILD PODER faculty core team said, “The end goal of the faculty core is to increase research grant applications, grant awards and publications in high-impact journals among CSUN faculty and students." Read more
A new study, by Child and Adolescent Development faculty Virginia Huynh, suggests that the impact from an individual’s experiences of discrimination can spill over into their family life and lead to depression among teenagers and increased marijuana use by parents. The study, titled “Discrimination and health: A dyadic approach,” is one of the first of its kind to include Asian and Latin American families. It was recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology. Read more
The website study.com published its 2019 rankings for the best Health Administration schools in the US, and the CSUN Health Administration degree program offered through Health Sciences has been ranked #42. The site boasts over 40 million visitors monthly. Hundreds of Health Administration programs were evaluated based on academic and career resources, quality of education, faculty, and more. Go directly to rankings. Read more