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Sarah Blenner is the Director of Field Studies for the Department of Community Health Sciences. She can be contacted at: 

Sarah Blenner, JD, MPH
Director of Field Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences
Project Manager, Office of the Associate Dean of Public Health Practice
(310) 206-7942
sblenner [at]

Objectives of Field Studies Experience

  • Apply the theory, knowledge, skills and techniques obtained in the classroom to a professional setting
  • Understand organizational dynamics in a given practice setting
  • Polish and enhance program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills under the guidance of an experienced preceptor
  • Acquire skills related to policy formulation, implementation, and analysis
  • Develop a professional persona by integrating the lessons of a professional environment
  • Provide an opportunity to explore a particular health care setting as it might relate to future career decisions

Field Studies Course Webpage

Students are required to self-enroll in the Field Studies Course Webpage. The enrollment key is given during Field Studies Orientation in Winter Quarter. Students must refer to this webpage for instructions, resources, and submitting the required deliverables. Details about the field studies requirement may be viewed without the need to enroll.

Approved Workshop List

Students must attend a minimum of 3 workshops/events by the time they enroll and receive a grade for CHS 400. The workshops on the approved list (that can be found on the Field Studies CCLE website) will count towards the overall grade for CHS 400. Students are responsible to check-in at events as attendance will be verified.

Past Field Studies Placement