The Center for Community and Global Health exists to improve the health of vulnerable populations locally and globally through multidisciplinary, innovative and evidence-based interventions, integrating a Christian worldview and equipping students to be instruments of change. 

You can support the CCGH and impact the lives of students and the world. 

School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions is one of the largest schools at BJU. It offers eight programs in health sciences, exercise science and nursing. 

  • Communication Disorders
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Personal Training
  • Premed/Predent
  • Public Health/Global Health 
  • Sport Management

Center Directors

Dr. Bernard Kadio joined the School of Health Professions faculty at BJU in 2019. He brings over 20 years of experience in medical care and population research to his position as the Director of the CCGH. He earned his MD in the Ivory Coast before pursuing an MPH in Egypt and France. He then earned a PhD in population health in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to his role as director, Dr. Kadio teaches classes including Mental Health & Addiction, Research Ethics and more.

Bernard Kadio
Amy Hicks

Dr. Amy Hicks earned her PhD in biochemistry from Wake Forest School of Medicine. She co-founded an educational networking association to facilitate collaboration among biomedical research industries in North Carolina. Then she earned a Master of Public Health from Liberty University. Her current work at Bob Jones University allows her to provide students with public health volunteer and internship opportunities in the community.