About Us

The Center is grounded on the core biblical values of justice, mercy, and humility. Taking its motto from Micah 6:8

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God"

Focus on the vulnerable populations to alleviate human suffering and promote both spiritual and physical welfare.
Programs are purposefully designed to generate sustainable positive outcomes
Collaborations are essential in the CCGH approach leading to good health

Center Leadership

Dr. Bernard Kadio, Director, 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.
Dr. Amy Hicks, Assistant Director, 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.
Dr. Jessica Minor, Dean School of Health Professions, earned an MA in Bioethics from Trinity International University in Illinois, followed by a PhD in Health Care Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn. Throughout her education and experience, she has focused on preventative and organizational ethics within health systems. She is an active participant with the Bon Secours St. Francis Ethics Committee in Greenville.

School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions is the largest school at BJU. It offers eight undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs in health sciences, exercise science and nursing. 

  • Communication Disorders, BS
  • Health Sciences, BS
  • Kinesiology, BS
  • Nursing, BSN
  • Personal Training, AS
  • Premed/Predent, BS
  • Public Health, MPH (pending accreditor approval)
  • Public Health/Global Health, BS
  • Speech-Language Pathology, MS (pending accreditor approval)
  • Sport Management, BS
  • Sport Administration and Coaching, MA

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