The College for Health, Community and Policy contains nine academic disciplines, all of which inform each other. The College was created exactly because these important areas directly affect one another – you can’t examine public policy, for example, without considering public health, criminology and criminal justice, psychology, nutrition, sociology, and more.
The College was formed in 2020 and had a series of events to introduce some of our professors. Professors from each discipline discussed current events and how their fields of study related.
Dean Cossman introduces the College and its disciplines.
Dr. Sarah Ullevig (Nutrition & Dietetics) and Dr. Tianou Zhang (Kinesiology) discuss the many links between physical activity and nutrition – especially in the times of COVID-19.
Dr. Heidi Rueda (Social Work) and Dr. Lloyd Potter (Demography) discuss youth well-being in San Antonio.
Dr. Ray Swisher (Sociology) and Dr. Megan Augustyn (Criminology and Criminal Justice) discuss how their discplines view and attempt to solve the issues surrounding crime hot spots.
Dr. Mary McNaughton-Cassill (Psychology) and Dr. Sara Oswalt (Public Health) discuss the impacts of stress and methods for coping.
Roger Enriquez, JD (Criminology and Criminal Justice) and Dr. Francine Romero (Public Administration) discuss policymaking in San Antonio and beyond.