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Specialization in Mental Health

Lead Faculty: Dr Gina Piane

Students in the specialization in Mental Health will be prepared for leadership positions in planning, implementing and evaluating community-wide prevention programs to enhance mental health.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess the social, political, and environmental context of mental health in relation to public health practice.
  2. Plan mental health interventions and programs.
  3. Conduct evaluations related to mental health.
  4. Relate fundamental principles of epidemiology to mental and substance abuse disorders.
  5. Apply appropriate research principles and techniques to mental health.
  6. Advocate for mental health in communities.


Requirements for the Specialization (8 courses; 36 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):