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Dr. Oswald Attin

Department Chair/Professor, School of Health Sciences

(434) 592-6908


  • Ph.D. in Public Health in Epidemiology, Walden University
  • M.S.H.S. in Public Health in Epidemiology, Touro University
  • B.S. in Biology, Liberty University


Dr. Oswald Attin serves as a full-time professor of public health at Liberty University and is the Chair of the Department of Public and Community Health. He has a specialization in epidemiology with a special interest in social behavioral epidemiology and Infectious disease epidemiology. Dr. Attin has over 15 years of experience teaching in secondary, faith-based, residential and online high education settings.

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Organization
  • American College of Epidemiology
  • Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
  • Society for Public Health Education

Course Taught

  • HLTH 485: Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Business (Online)
  • HLTH 501: Biostatistics (Residential & Online)
  • HLTH 503: Principles of Epidemiology (Residential & Online)
  • HLTH 505: Principles of Environmental Health (Residential & Online)
  • HLTH 552: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (Residential)
  • HLTH 554: Medical Terminology en Español
  • HLTH 624: Sanitation in Developing Countries (Online)
  • HLTH 650: Field Epidemiology (Residential)
  • HLTH 651: Epidemiologic Research Methods

Research Interest

  • Sexually-Transmitted Infection Prevention
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Health Issues and access to health care as it pertains to Underserved Populations

Honors & Awards

  • Liberty University Semi-Finalist Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Liberty University Employee of the Month
  • Southland Christian School Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Southland Christian School Teacher of the Year

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Attin O, Ogunleye O, Richburg D, Omoruyi L, Schaeffer B. Socioeconomic Status and Barriers Influencing Healthcare Access among Hispanics in Central Virginia. Virginia Journal of Public Health. 2018. 2(1)
  • Attin OM, Fox B, Prieto I, Reeves S, Obayemi O, Ojo A. Assessing Risk of Influenza Infection on a College Campus: An Emphasis on Housing Arrangement. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017. 27(9) 459-465.
  • Attin, OM. Epidemiologic Research Methods. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2017.ISBN: 9781284009316.
  • Attin OM, Fox B, Prieto I, Reeves S, Obayemi O, Ojo A. Assessing Risk of Influenza Infection on a College Campus: An Emphasis on Housing Arrangement. American College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting. September 2017; New Orleans LA.
  • Attin OM, Stalnaker, L .Social and Behavioral Risk Factors of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Community College and University Female Students. Liberty University Graduate Symposium. April 2016.
  • Attin O. Controversial School Health Issues. Custom. Second Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Create; 2016. ISBN: 978130875703.
  • Attin OM, Henderson CA. The application of the Group Theory Model to overcoming Disparities and Inequality. Abstract presented at 66th Annual Society for Public Health Education Meeting; April 24th, 2015; Portland, OR.
  • Comparing Two-Year Community College and Four-Year University Male Student   Social and Behavioral Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Factors. Poster presentation. Annals of Epidemiology.2015. 25(9)712.