Doctor of Health Sciences

Greetings and Welcome to the Doctor of Health Sciences Program,

I am honored that you have chosen the MCPHS School of Arts and Sciences to advance your education within the health sciences. I am certain that you will find your time with the University to be extremely rewarding and helpful in reaching your personal and professional goals and enhancing your career development.

Your colleagues in the program consist of professionals and practitioners from a variety of health disciplines and geographic areas. The coursework, collegial interactions, and other opportunities will prepare you to excel and be a significant contributor to the current health systems of care and as a scholar-practitioner.

Before the semester starts, you will receive a user ID and password to allow you access to Blackboard, which is the educational management platform where all coursework and communication with faculty members will occur. You will be enrolled in the Graduate Health Sciences Blackboard Organization that hosts resources and information specific to you and your studies. I encourage you to review the content located in the Organization when you receive access.

Again, I am thrilled that you have chosen the MCPHS Doctor of Health Sciences Program and extend the warmest of welcomes. I am available at any time to discuss ideas, receive suggestions for course or program improvement, or just to chat. I welcome conversations about ways in which you can take full advantage of your time as a doctoral student, ranging from involvement in the MCPHS Center for Research and Discovery to finding flexibility in the curriculum to allow course substitutions for content that will help your development. I am here to support you.

Best wishes, and on behalf of the DHS faculty, I look forward to working with you!

Anthony Lacina, DHSc, MPH, MEd, CHES
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences & Program Director