University of Washington School of Public Health

UW SPH News: Decoding NewsCatcher acronyms and abbreviations

Decoding NewsCatcher acronyms and abbreviations


What follows is a key to decode the acronyms and abbreviations used in the School of Public Health's twice-monthly newsletter, called NewsCatcher.

SPH - School of Public Health

OD - Office of the Dean

Biostat - Department of Biostatistics

DEOHS - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Epi - Department of Epidemiology

GH - Department of Global Health

HServ - Department of Health Services

COPHP - Community-Oriented Public Health Practice

MHA - Master of Health Administration

MCH - Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health

Nutr - Nutritional Sciences Program

Patho - Pathobiology Graduate Program

IPHG - Institute for Public Health Genetics

PH-GH - Public Health-Global Health Major (Undergraduate program)

EnvH - Environmental Health Major (Undergraduate program)

HIHIM - Health Informatics and Health Information Management (Undergraduate program)

MHIHIM - Master's of Health Informatics and Health Information Management

HPRC - Health Promotion Research Center

NWCPHP - Northwest Center for Public Health Practice