About Us

Mission, Values, and Goals

Mission

The mission of the Graduate Programs in Public Health is to develop leaders who can translate knowledge into policy and practice to promote health and prevent disease in human populations.

Values

The values of the Graduate Programs in Public Health support our mission and guide our collective daily activities. They include:

  • Physical and Mental Health: A fundamental right of every human being
  • Health Equity: A commitment to ensure the health of all populations, including the most vulnerable and underserved
  • The Freedom of Inquiry: To think, to question and to challenge form the basis for all our educational, research and service activities
  • Diversity and Mutual Respect: Promote and celebrate individual and collective distinctions among our students, staff, faculty and community partners
  • Personal and Professional Integrity: Ethical behavior guides the activities of our students, staff, faculty and community partnerships
  • Community and Organizational Partnerships: Participatory collaboration with diverse and fully engaged stakeholders to promote health and social change

Goals

  • To provide engaging educational opportunities preparing leaders to maximize the health and well-being of individuals, communities and populations
  • To mobilize a diverse student body to address complex public health issues, including issues affecting vulnerable and underserved populations
  • To foster an environment in which students and faculty collaborate on rigorous scientific investigations addressing public health issues, with an emphasis on vulnerable and underserved populations
  • To engage with communities, professionals, leaders and others as partners in improving the health of populations, including the most vulnerable and underserved
  • To create public health educational opportunities for public health and health professionals and the broader community