In order for our ERHD students to earn their ERHD graduate certificate, they need to complete successfully the four courses which currently make up our ERHD certificate curriculum. They are:

  • MPH 6005 – African American Health – comprehensive holistic, and sociocultural perspective focusing on national, regional, state, county and local African American health and health disparity issues leading toward developing public health interventions.
  • MPH 6007 – Global Public Health – explores the issues related to the fields of medical anthropology and public health leading toward developing global health interventions.
  • MPH 6008 – Ethnic Health and Health Disparities – explores the issues related to ethnic health and health disparities, leading toward developing new public health intervention programs.
  • MPH 6009 – Capstone Experience in Ethnic Health and Health Disparities – integrates critical thinking concepts, research strategies, public health skills, and culturally competent training culminating in a final project.

In the fall 2010, East Carolina University’s Department of Public Health in the Brody School of Medicine started enrolling graduate students into our specialized certificate program. By the fall of 2020, the ERHD program has graduated 52 public health and medical professionals with expertise in ethnic and rural health disparities.