The Master in Public Health program at Augusta University prepares leaders proficient in the application and dissemination of an interdisciplinary knowledge base and skill set designed to prevent disease, improve health services delivery, and promote the health of populations.

Students of various academic and career backgrounds are brought together to receive advanced education in disease prevention, health services management, and health promotion topics, with special emphasis on research, service, and practice seeking to improve outcomes for diverse groups, organizations, and communities.


Monirul Islam, MBBS, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Islam

Dr. Islam joined Augusta University in 2018. His current research focuses on patient-centered outcomes research in cancer, infectious diseases, and interventions program evaluation. He is particularly interested in clinical epidemiology and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of diseases. The overarching objective of Dr. Islam’s research is to prevent diseases and lead to better treatment outcomes among diverse populations including resource-limited communities such as minorities and rural populations.

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Public Health Program

Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912


Monirul Islam, MBBS, MPH, PHD

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MPH Faculty

MPH faculty members come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds including health administration, health policy, medical informatics, medicine, physiology, biology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health. Faculty members are recognized for their expertise and research in various areas, including change and innovation in health care organizations, health disparities, electronic health records, health literacy, performance improvement, asthma health promotion, behavioral health education, and patient- and family-centered care.

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Benjamin Ansa, PhD, MBBS

  • Assistant Professor


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Vahe Heboyan, PhD

  • Associate Professor


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Ban Majeed, PhD

  • Assistant Professor


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Lorriane Odhiambo, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Research Scientist


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Yoon Ho Seol, PhD

  • Associate Professor


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Jessica Stewart, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor


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Ashwini Tiwari, PhD, MPH, MS,

  • Assistant Professor


Adjunct Faculty

Public Health Resources

This Is Public Health, a brand run by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, raises awareness about education and career options in public health through student ambassadors, graduate fairs, partnerships, interprofessional activities, and other pipeline-building events for students.

Public Health Associations and State Health Departments


Public Health Career and Continuing Education

Public Health Policy and Research Resources

Public Health Policy and Research Resources

Learning Like No Other

Augusta University trains and educates today’s health care professionals: the therapists, technicians, administrators, managers and assistants who are the backbone of our country’s health care workforce.