College of Science and Health

College of Science and Health

Message from the Dean

Hector G. Balcazar, PhD, MS Dear CDU Family,

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 at the other side of the health continuum.  Our programs will challenge you to transform your critical thinking when you think about health, disease, and services such as health care, health access and health delivery.   We are particularly interested in preparing our students to use their health-related degrees and certificates to serve the 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 to build health equity and social justice in communities, fosters an environment where scientific inquiry through scholarship is an essential component of the student experience throughout 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.  As Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science celebrates its 50th year of service, we are poised to continue the contribution to the diversity workforce of healthcare professionals who will observe 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