Department of Health Sciences


The Department of Health Sciences provides world-class education, research, and service in health sciences to promote the health and well-being among individuals, communities, and populations. The Department’s mission is accomplished by the unique, transdisciplinary setting that incorporates academics, research, and practice and prepares students for a wide range of career paths.

Learn about David’s experience as a Health Sciences major.


Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University.

Interdisciplinary faculty in the Department has expertise in the fields of social and environmental determinants of health, mental health, behavioral health, environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, nutrition, exercise science, personal health informatics and computer human interactions, neurodevelopmental disorders, health disparities, population health, aging, health policy and law, and public health.

Faculty in the Department teach and work closely with many other schools, centers, and departments in the University, including the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, as well as community agencies and neighborhood health centers in the local Boston area. Students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty in conducting cutting edge research in these fields through cooperative education and experiential learning.

The Department of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor degree program in Health Sciences, a Master of Public Health with concentration in Urban Health, a Master of Science in Exercise Science with a physical activity and public health emphasis, a new PhD in Population Health, and a PhD in Personal Health Informatics in conjunction with the College of Computer and Information Science.

Carmen C. Sceppa

Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, MD, PhD
316 Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.5543