Industrial Engineering - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health in Occupational Safety and Health
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP), has a goal of addressing the grand challenge of overcoming the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved communities. The proposed combined program, BS in Industrial Engineering and MPH in Occupational Safety and Health, helps satisfy the need for engineers with formal education in health to bolster the quality of life to the public in underserved areas. In particular, our engineers will be immersed in the practical health related issues prevalent in these areas and help engineer technologies that can overcome the barriers usually faced by point-of-care devices. A second goal of the PATHS-UP program is to recruit and educate a diverse group of scientists and engineers who will lead the future in developing enabling technologies to improve health in underserved communities. This combined program is targeted at accomplishing this second goal, thus enabling the first.