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About Janet Hunt
Responsible for directing and implementing the undergraduate public health program.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
- West Virginia University School of Public Health
Teaching Assistant Professor
- MPH, University of Tennessee, 1979
About Janet Boehle Hunt
Janet Boehle Hunt obtained her MPH degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1979. For a span of 20 years, she served various West Virginia communities and constituencies, including black lung clinic patients, local coalitions addressing cancer issues, local schools, and disadvantaged families and children. During this time, she coordinated multiple national conferences for federally funded Black Lung Clinic Programs, gained funding and built a school playground, and coordinated the funding to establish the Wetzel County Center for Early Childhood: An Early Start Center, a joint venture between the Wetzel County Family Resource Network and the Wetzel County Board of Education. Finally, before moving to academia, she coordinated the Healthy Child Care West Virginia program with the WV Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families.
Ms. Hunt spent 10 years serving as the Practicum Director and program advisor for the WVU Master of Public Health program in the Department of Community Medicine (WVU School of Medicine). In 2011, she was appointed Assistant Dean for Academics to coordinate the curriculum revisions needed for transitioning from an accredited MPH program to an accredited School of Public Health. In 2014, she transitioned to the Assistant Dean for Program Development and Operations, where she established and coordinated the School’s external committees (alumni and community advisory) and developed (with much support and assistance) the new Bachelor of Science program in Public Health, with the inaugural class matriculating in spring 2016.
Ms. Hunt is currently serving as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and directs the undergraduate program. She is also a Teaching Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and currently teaches the MPH Capstone course for the SBHS Department.