Susan West Marmagas, MPH

Associate Professor of Practice & MPH Program Director

Prof. Susan West Marmagas is an Associate Professor of Practice in Public Health and the Interim Program Director of the Public Health Program  in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. 

MPH, concentration in Community Health Education, University of California at Berkeley

BA, International Studies, Earlham College

Prof. Marmagas has over fifteen years of experience in the national public health field, most notably addressing how environmental factors affect the health of women and children.

Prof. Marmagas has held leadership positions with the Collaborative on Health & Environment at Commonweal, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the National Environmental Education Foundation, and the Children’s Environmental Health Network. Her career has focused on engaging health professionals and scientists in protective public policy, facilitating strategic planning discussions across the health field, and implementing evidence-based policy campaigns.

Prof. Marmagas has testified before the US Congress and has served as media spokesperson on national issues such as health risks from fish consumption, mercury pollution, and children’s health. She is an elected member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. West Marmagas served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and co-chaired its Regulatory Work Group. She is a Site Visitor for the Council on Education for Public Health and a Fellow with the National Public Health Leadership Institute.

  • Principles of Community Health Education
  • Fundamentals of Public Health
  • MPH Professional Preparation
  • Grantwriting for Public Health
  • Applications in Public Health

Susan West Marmagas

Susan West Marmagas
  • (540) 231-6778
  • swm@vt.edu
  • Room 334
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    205 Duck Pond Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061