Welcome to the College of Science and Health

Hector Balcazar, PhDHector Balcazar, PhD, MS
Dean, College of Science and Health

Mensaje en Español 

As you learn about our programs and the teams behind these programs—including our faculty, staff, and University administrators—I invite you to consider CDU and our College of Science and Health (COSH).

At CDU and COSH you will learn many ways to explore a variety of health-related disciplines. These disciplines encompass learning about health and disease states, as well as prevention and wellness. Our programs will challenge you to transform your critical thinking about health, disease, and services such as healthcare, health access and health delivery. We are particularly interested in preparing our students to use their health-related degrees and certificates to serve underserved communities that exist in California and in many communities in the U.S. and the world. Our commitment to health disparities research and transformative education for health equity and social justice produces an environment where scientific inquiry through scholarship permeates all our programs and curricula.

Service to the community enriches the academic experience for our students , better preparing them to become the next generation of health professionals, scientists and faculty. In 2016, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science celebrated its 50th year of service. We look forward to continuing CDU’s contribution to a diverse workforce of healthcare professionals who implement the CDU values of community, leadership, excellence, diversity, integrity and compassion for the betterment of underserved and hardly reached populations.

Hector Balcazar, PhD, MS
Dean, College of Science and Health
(323) 563-5851