Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

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Mirna Troncoso Sawyer, PhD, MPH, new director as of 1/2024.


Phone 818-677-7709



Department Coordinator        Student Assistant              MPH Intern Spring 2024  

Special Projects Consultant

Hema KapilAmanda Van DykeLesliee FriasDianne Philibosian, PhD






Establishing the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing 

The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing (HWB) is a collaborative of campus and community members committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, organizations and communities within Cal State Northridge’s service region. The primary mission of HWB is to foster healthful living through community and campus partnerships. These partnerships combine specialized knowledge, wisdom and experience to address major health, social and economic challenges within the region. Through HWB, we envision a future with an enhanced and enriched quality of life for those in the community and on campus.

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