• Photo of President Dunn talking to people at an event.
  • Photo of students posing around their project.
  • Photo of an elderly man in a wheelchair.
  • Photo of people looking at projects on display.
  • Photo of an elderly woman with a child.

The School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs at Western Michigan University brings together academic programs which focus on core cross-disciplinary, interprofessional competencies needed for effective practice in health care and human services.

The school includes the innovative Center for Gerontology and the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services program, which provides excellent educational opportunities for students interested in a variety of health and human services professions and careers.

News and announcements

Director Candidate Presentations
Two candidates for the director position in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs will give public presentations in June.

  • Dr. Patricia Wren - Monday, June 6 - 2 to 3 p.m. in room 1035 - CV | cover letter
  • Dr. Carol Brenner - Wednesday, June 8 - 2 to 3 p.m. in room 1057 - CV | cover letter

MPH Faculty Candidate Presentations
Two candidates for a faculty position in the Masters of Public Health program in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs will give public presentations in June.

  • Dr. Shannon McMorrow - Wednesday, June 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 1073.
    Her presentation is titled, "Community Based Research Using Photovoice to Improve Public Health Promotion.”
  • Dr. Iman Ridda - Tuesday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 3267.
    Her presentation is titled, "The Challenges of Clinical Trials in the Exclusion Zone: The Case of the Frail Elderly."

School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs receives two grants
This academic year, the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs (SIHP) received two grants from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for the purpose of assessing perceptions of diversity and inclusion with the college, and implementing ways for students, faculty, staff, and administrators of the college to engage in educational opportunities on topics of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion Poster
On March 20, 2015, the SIHP Diversity and Inclusion Committee presented this poster at the W. K. Kellogg Racial Healing Planning Grant Symposium held on Western Michigan University’s campus. The poster summarizes the SIHP Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s accomplishments thus far, and outlines goals for the future.