College of Science and Health

College of Science and Health

Message from the Dean


Dear CDU Family,

Ds we embark on another academic year, we hold dear our mission of engaging in education and research to prepare students to transform health in underserved communities.

It is in the spirit of collaboration, across diverse disciplines and academic backgrounds, that the College of Science and Health faculty and staff prepare our graduates to address the health and healthcare challenges of the 21st century.  We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of health in this and other similarly underserved communities through our current programs and course offerings in Urban Public Health, Life Science and General Studies.  Our commitment to health disparities research fosters an environment of scientific inquiry and scholarship necessary for students to excel in their chosen discipline.  Service enriches the academic experience for our students, better preparing them to become the next generation of health professional, scientists and faculty.  In these capacities, our graduates contribute to improving health with compassion and excellence, and thereby, perpetuate the legacy of our namesake, Dr. Charles Richard Drew.


Ronald A. Edelstein, EdD
Interim Dean, College of Science and Health