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The Healthcare and Society Program provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the business, legal, ethical, interpersonal, and sociopolitical aspects of healthcare delivery, finance and organization.

Alumni Accomplishments

  • Blair Armistead, '09

    Blair Armistead, '09, is a PhD student in pathobiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is an active member of the Richmond Global Health Alliance.

  • Jordan Kiszla, '12

    Jordan Kiszla, '12, is the program associate for federal-state health policy program at the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency.

  • Rebecca Cooper, '12

    Rebecca Cooper, '12, is a health policy analyst for Chamber Hill Strategies in Washington, DC.

About the HCS Program

HealthWagon Visits Campus

On January 22, the Health Wagon visited campus to talk about their work, and ways for students to get involved. The organization has served as healthcare on wheels for residents of rural southwestern Virginia since 1980.

Global Health in the Dominican Republic
The Global Health living-learning class recently visited the Dominican Republic to learn about health in a developing country. Students met with a microcredit finance NGO and the World Health Organization, and toured a water purification project, a medical center, and a factory that pays employees a living wage.

Contact Us

Mailing address:

Dr. Rick Mayes
Dr. John Vaughan
Healthcare Studies Program
Gottwald Science Center
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 287-6484
Fax: (804) 289-8233