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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

image of the Human Health Building on OU's campus

About School of Health Sciences

Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences provides an exceptional environment of collaborative, academic and clinical learning to over 2,000 undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and post-professional students. Deeply rooted in a foundational model of the natural and behavioral sciences, our mission is to help transform students into leaders and impact the needs of our communities in diverse wellness and health-related practices. 

Housed in the 172,000 square-foot Human Health Building, the School of Health Sciences is organized into four core academic departments: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “where life and health interests intersect;” Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, “serving the sciences of clinical determination;” Human Movement Science, “advancing and restoring physical function;” and Public and Environmental Wellness, “pursuing society’s big health challenges.”

Dean's Message

Kevin BallWelcome to the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our interdisciplinary academic programs.

We describe our journey in the School of Health Sciences as “upstream” - helping to enhance positive steps toward vibrant health for all people and communities. Through thoughtful nutrition, physical vigor, safe environments, mindfulness, and a focus on diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative sciences, we aim to celebrate life while preventing health concerns before they require downstream attention. This philosophy is deeply embedded across our school, and in everything we do.

In a highly supportive, inclusive and stimulating environment, our dedicated faculty are engaging health-enthused students in cutting-edge research and practices, and we are pursuing knowledge through meaningful engagement with public, professional and clinical partners.

The School of Health Sciences is leading the way toward better upstream health and better downstream care, in our school, our communities, and in our world. I invite you to join us – in purpose for health.

Kevin A. Ball, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Health Sciences
kevinball@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673

Advisory BOARD

The School of Health Sciences Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD) brings together a diverse group of health leaders from across Southeast Michigan in support of academic, research and community engagement. Each member is committed in his or her own career to help bring about positive change in community health and well-being. Collaboratively, the BOARD is instrumental in supporting the school’s transformative learning and innovative outcomes in health.

Michael Antaran, CEO/Owner, Carrot Pass

Gina Buccalo, Chief Medical Officer, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Reyna Colombo, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Beaumont Health (Troy)

Margaret Dimond, CEO/President, McLaren Oakland

Brian Fedoronko, Regional Medical Director Southeast Michigan, Priority Health

Kathy Forzley, Director of Health and Human Services, Oakland County

Arthur Griggs, Former Asst. Dean, SHS, OU Retiree

Darryl Hill, Senior Vice President of Safety, FirstGroup America

Bob Jarski, Professor Emeritus, SHS, OU Retiree and Consultant

Greg Jordan, Director of Rec and Wellness, Oakland University

Ewa Matuszewski, CEO/Owner, MedNetOne

Telva McGruder, Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, GM

Angela Moore, Founder/Owner, The Body Principle

Tom Spring, Consultant, 3-time OU alumnus

Bharat Trivedi, Retired Consultant and Scientific Advisor, Wockhardt R and D, India

John Waugh, VP of System Laboratories, Henry Ford Health System

Giving

Every gift makes a difference

Your generous gift to the School of Health Sciences can make a meaningful impact in the lives of our students by providing scholarships, enhancing academic programs, and improving labs and other learning spaces. With a planned gift, you can create your own personal legacy in the School of Health Sciences and help further our mission for many years to come.

Thank you

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our alumni, donors and friends, whose significant contributions over the years have helped the School of Health Sciences continue to thrive and grow.

Aspire. Advance. Achieve.

The School of Health Sciences is proud to be part of the Aspire. Advance. Achieve. fundraising campaign that supports: student success; teaching, research and discovery; community collaboration; campus expansion; and innovative programs.

Make an online gift today.

For more information about the variety of ways you can help support the School of Health Sciences, please contact Sarah Brown, director of philanthropy, at (248) 364-8798 or sarahbrown@oakland.edu.

HALL Award

Created in 2017, the Health Achievement Leadership Legacy Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to OU’s School of Health Sciences through leadership, community service, research and/or teaching. Nominations are sought annually, with final selections made by the Dean and members of the Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD). Awardees are widely respected and recognized as role models to peers in the health care field.

HALL Award Recipients

2019
Dr. J. Lynne Williams

2018
Mr. Arthur Griggs
Dr. Alfred Stransky

2017
Dr. Moon J. Pak