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Department of Health Sciences

Welcome To  Health Sciences 

We are a community of teachers, learners, researchers and scholars dedicated to working together to improve the health of our communities. We bring people together from different fields and backgrounds to explore human health. We are committed to reducing health disparities and to preparing students to face the challenges to health of our climate crisis.

Welcome from the Chair



Jason Smith

Associate Professor & Chair

      Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences! We are looking forward to the new academic year and to welcoming new Health Sciences students and new community partners! Health Sciences is a large and vibrant community of students, faculty, and health professionals. We work to improve the health of the people who live in the Bay Area and California through our educational and research mission. 

      Successful Health Sciences students are enthusiastic, curious, engaged, persistent, and confident. Our curriculum is designed to support the development of these qualities and requires students to work on teams, to learn to solve problems on their own, and to explore fundamental questions of ‘health’. Our program graduates have gone on to graduate school and professional health programs; taken positions at the California Department of Public Health; and worked in their communities on pressing health issues.

      We have worked hard to build a community of faculty who are excellent and effective teachers because they are active in their respective fields of work in Health Sciences

      I believe that public health and health policy can improve human health at a scale far greater than clinical interventions and bring that perspective and a core set of values rooted in solidarity to my role as Department Chair.

Special Issue of JLME

The Department of Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay is sponsoring a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics on the legal and ethical issues facing healthcare and public health systems as they wrestle with the challenges of climate change. The issue will be published in December 2020.

Call for abstracts and submission details

Hiring Tenure-Track Faculty

The Department of Health Sciences is currently hiring two tenure-track faculty positions.

  1. Tenure-Track Position in Health Policy
  2. Tenure-Track Position Bioethics or Health Humanities
Please see our Join Us page to view the descriptions and application materials.

Contact Us

Health Sciences
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student and Faculty Services Bldg
  • 5th Floor - Room 502
  • Hayward, CA 94542
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