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The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world. We envision a future where systems effectively, efficiently, and equitably promote the health of all populations. We are committed to working with partners in public health and health care to prepare leaders, design solutions, and conduct innovative research that is translated into practice and policy.
The School of Public Health ranked sixth in the nation in the most recent US News & World Report survey of graduate schools of public health, and third among publicly funded schools of public health.
There are approximately 55 faculty in the department. Additionally, more than 300 health professionals and researchers hold adjunct, clinical, and affiliate appointments.
Faculty research is highly interdisciplinary and encompasses a broad range of topics, including population health and health care, cancer prevention and control, quality improvement, chronic disease, health disparities and the social determinants of health, community-based interventions, health policy, maternal and child health, health economics, decision-making in health and health care, program evaluation, health behavior and health promotion, outcomes research, health information management, social epidemiology, and nutrition.
Graduate Degrees Offered
We offer nine academic degree programs, including undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs.