|About the College
Welcome to EMU’s College of Health and Human Services! Our mission is to partner with communities to prepare caring and competent professionals, generate knowledge, and advocate for social justice in order to enhance quality of life, health, and well being. This mission presents us and you with countless opportunities. Increasing understanding of factors that affect health and development throughout the lifespan promises exciting professional opportunities for our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
CHHS Faculty & Students: Involved in the Community
Academic activities based in the community are an integral part of the CHHS culture. Through academic service-learning and observation experiences in individual courses, internship and fieldwork requirements in our degree programs, clinical education, and volunteer involvements, CHHS faculty, staff, and students all contribute to regional communities and schools -- and learn in the process.
CHHS students and faculty are engaged in a wide variety of research. Many of these projects are interdisciplinary; many are applied and/or based in the community; and many include attention to diversity as a key component. Current projects include the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate breast cancer screening programs for immigrant Asian American women, the impact of a health themed daily planner on the health behaviors of middle school students and faculty members, and effective ways of helping children and youth cope with trauma and loss.
Our college exists to help students succeed.
by the Dean’s Office (Marshall
to ask questions, offer suggestions, or simply
say hello. We welcome you to our college!
Dr. Murali Nair
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Marshall Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
CHHS Vision Statement 2011
The EMU College of Health and Human Services will educate and engage a diverse group of students, staff, alumni, and faculty through inter-professional teaching, research, and service to enhance the provision of the highest quality health and human services to local and global communities.
The EMU College of Health and Human Services is committed to promoting:
Collaborative educational and research experiences that reflect critical thinking, competencies, and approaches as caring professionals.
Social responsibilitiy, social justice, and ethical behavior in community-based learning environments.
Sustainability by acquiring and allocating resources wisely to maintain and develop effective programs and promote professional growth.