Student Survey Details

UC Berkeley’s On the Viewscreen project is conducting a national survey of US public health graduate students. We seek responses from all who are enrolled in the 52 Schools or Colleges of Public Health in the 50 US States.

Please follow this link for more background detail on the student survey. For information on the overall Viewscreen project, click on the above tabs.

If your school’s perspectives haven’t yet been included, please circulate the invitation email pasted below − perhaps via your school’s student listserv. The same survey link (below) will work for all 52 schools/colleges.


SUBJECT LINE (POSSIBLE): Invitation from UC Berkeley

Dear Public Health graduate student,

The University of California at Berkeley hereby invites you to complete a short online survey that requires 5 – 10 minutes to complete:

We are circulating this survey to all graduate students in US Schools and Colleges of Public Health, and we very much hope that your school can be represented. The survey asks whether spiritual and religious factors have been addressed in your Public Health education, and what you feel might be needed. Those who complete the survey can sign up to learn the results when available next year. All your individual responses are completely anonymous, and we hope to have your response by November 15. More background information about the study is available below our signatures. When/if you are ready to complete the survey, please follow this link:

With thanks and gratitude,

Professor Doug Oman, Principal Investigator
UC Berkeley – Community Health & Human Development
Professor Leonard Syme, Project co-Leader
UC Berkeley – Epidemiology, Community Health & Human Development
Professor Timothy Brown
UC Berkeley – Health Policy & Management
Professor Denise Herd
UC Berkeley – Behavioral Sciences
Professor Kristine Madsen
UC Berkeley – Joint Medical Program, Public Health Nutrition
Professor Linda Neuhauser
UC Berkeley – Health Education, Translational Research
Professor Amani Nuru-Jeter
UC Berkeley – Epidemiology, Community Health & Human Development
Professor Lee Riley
UC Berkeley – Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology
Professor David Lukoff
Sofia University – Clinical Psychology
Professor Stephen G. Post
Stony Brook University – Bioethics, Preventive Medicine


The purpose of this survey is to find out whether spirituality and/or religion have been discussed as potential health-relevant factors in Public Health education at your university and across the US in other Schools and Colleges of Public Health. Spiritual factors are now often discussed in the graduate training in other health-related fields such as medicine and psychology. Whether and how to address these factors in Public Health training is a topic of current debate. We believe that these debates should be informed by data about student perceptions.

Our survey findings will be published next year (2014) in a publicly available online report. We will not collect your name: All survey responses are completely anonymous. When you complete the survey you will have a chance to sign up for an email notifying you when the report is available. You may find out more about us and about the study by visiting our website,

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