Announcing the newly named SF State Department of Public Health

Friday, July 10, 2020

Exciting news! We have a new department name — the Department of Public Health (formerly Health Education). After serving our students, the University and the community as the Department of Health Education for decades, this new name better now reflects who we are and what we do in our curricula and field. Please note that our courses now have a new prefix of PH, rather than HED. Also, we’re in the process of inputting our name and prefix changes into the University systems, so please be patient as we identify and make all needed changes.


Associate Professor Marty Martinson, chair of the Department of Public Health, describes SF State’s approach to the field of public health and how it relates to social justice.