What the course will cover

  • Fundamental principles and concepts of public health and the role advanced materials play in supporting the public health system

  • A historical perspective of advanced materials used in public health. Emphasis on specific materials with greatest impact on achieving public health goals

  • A preview of emerging materials with the most promise to revolutionize the future of public health.

More about the course:

"Public Health Navigator: Fundamentals of Advanced materials & Health"

Advanced materials are often thought of as exotic items that only exist in a research laboratory. However, recent advances in science and technology are making new almost futuristic materials a reality every. Although advanced materials are often thought to be a new trend in knowledge, each generation has actually developed its own advanced materials. 

These materials have had major impacts on the development of society, and have been used in all aspects of life, especially in furthering public health. From public infrastructure to advanced surgical techniques, advanced materials have had a prominent role in preserving and advancing the public’s health.

This course covers fundamental principles and concepts of public health and explains the role advanced materials play in supporting the public health system. An overview of advanced materials is provided with an emphasis on specific materials that have the greatest impact on achieving public health goals. A historical perspective of advanced materials used in public health is presented and includes a preview of emerging materials with the most prominent to revolutionize the future of public health.

The Course Begins Oct 7th 2020


  • 1

    Introduction to the course

    • What will you learn in the next 1.5 hours?

  • 2

    What is Public Health?

    • Defining Public Health

    • Public Health Key Terms

    • 10 Essential Public Health Services

  • 3

    Overview of Advanced Materials

    • Definitions & Classifications

  • 4

    Relationship Between Advanced Materials & Public Health

    • Overview : What Do We Know?

    • History & Types of Materials

    • Applications

  • 5

    Safety & Risk Management

    • Toxicology

    • Epidemiology

    • Regulatory Compliance

    • AMPT Regulatory Matrix

  • 6

    How to connect the two? Future Directions

    • Gaps, Needs & Challenges

    • Putting It All Together

  • 7


    • Summary

    • More information

    • Advantages for Your Field & Business

  • 8

    Certificate of Completion

    • Certificate

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Gregory Nichols, MPH | President of GP Nichols & Company | AMPT Applied Public Health & EHS WG Lead

Mr. Nichols has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and public health research and is known for his work in evaluating emerging technologies applications for their use in public health and has published and presented extensively on this topic. Nichols was the Science and Technology Advisor for one of the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Centers (IACs) within the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E). In this role he supported research and development (R&D) and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts for technologies and research relevant to DoD requirements, especially medical applications. Additionally, he was responsible for leading the development of several state-of-the-art reports published by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Prior to supporting DoDIAC, Nichols founded and managed the Nanotechnology Studies Program at ORAU, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which supported the responsible development of nanotechnology-based applications. Nichols began his career serving in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and primarily functioned as an emergency medical technician stationed at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and the US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy. During his service, Nichols attended and graduated from Naval Hospital Corps School and Field Medical Service School. Nichols currently serves on the global Advanced Material Pandemic Taskforce as the Applied Public Health and EHS Working Group Lead and was nominated as a member of the National Occupation Research Agenda for the Immune, Infectious, and Dermal Disease Prevention Cross-Sector Council in May 2020. Nichols is on the Editorial Board for Nano Research and Applications and is a current member of the American Society for Quality. He has been Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners since 2011 and is also an American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.