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If you're passionate about health and wellness issues such as childhood obesity, hypertension, healthcare disparity, infectious disease epidemics, environment and health, workplace safety, and other issues, then public health is for you. A career in public health allows you to impact the lives of many and become an advocate for the health and protection of others.

Our Classes Fit Your Schedule
The Public Health degree program features our popular hybrid/evening format designed for working students. It allows you to take classes at night and online so you can continue to work or care for your family during the day. 



Epidemiology – the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in populations. Epidemiologists help with the study design, collection and analysis of data, and interpretation of the results.

Community Health – the people and resources that provide health care to members of the community, as well as the community services that people need to meet their physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and occupational needs.




Public Health, BAS (and course descriptions)



These helpful sessions present an overview of the BASPH program and explain the admission process. The sessions are held in Room A102 in the Allied Health Building on LWTech's Kirkland Campus and begin at 5:00 PM.

No RSVP is needed and attendance at one is highly recommended for all applicants.

Information Sessions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Wednesday March 16, 2016 
Wednesday April 13, 2016 
Wednesday June 1, 2016

Location: Kirkland Campus , Allied Health Building, A102
Time: 5:00 PM

Why Public Health?
Dr. Grace Lasker

Grace Lasker VideoClick to play


Applicants to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising is available before applying to this program.


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Hallie Pritchett, Program Co-Lead - Community Health Track
Office: A210-A
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Mark Hensley, Program Co-Lead - Epidemiology Track
Office: A210-H
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Lynne Szymanski, Student Success Navigator
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-Application requirements
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Kirkland Campus
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034



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LWTech Public Health Faculty Mark Hensley

Mark Hensley, M.S., PhDc
Program Co-Lead - Epidemiology Track
Full-time Faculty, Tenure Track

Mark Hensley comes to Lake Washington Institute of Technology from the University of Washington, where he’s completing a PhD in epidemiology. His dissertation explores the association between air pollution exposure in pregnant women and the subsequent health effects in both mothers and their new babies. In this and other work, he’s also very interested in genetics and epigenetics, environmental exposures, viral infection, and immune responses. During his master’s degree in cell and molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania, he did research on viral gene therapy for hemophilia, focusing on developing strategies to understand and avoid immune responses observed in human clinical trials. When he’s not doing teaching or research, he’s an avid exerciser, outdoorsman, and pianist. 


Hallie Pritchett, MPH
Program Co-Lead - Community Health Track
Full-time Faculty, Tenure Track

Hallie Pritchett comes to Lake Washington Institute of Technology from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where she was helping to manage a national oncology screening research program. Hallie has worked in outcomes, epidemiological, and clinical research at a number of local and national institutions. She received her Masters in Public Health Leadership with an emphasis in Public Health Practice and Global Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is an active member of Washington State Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association where her focus is health policy an advocacy. She is passionate about creating health equity by mitigating social injustices and health disparities; other passions include social determinants of health, health policy, and health systems strengthening. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her daughter Zoë.