Our Philosophy and Approach

Our dedication to research, training and outreach will prepare you for success in the public health arena. 

  • Our goal is to make the healthiest choice an easy choice.
  • We believe high scientific standards are critical for developing and assessing effective interventions and policies, as well as for conducting basic behavioral research that will lead to improved public health.
  • We prepare our graduates to:
    • Conduct research on behavioral and community factors influencing disease prevention and health promotion (all PhD and interested MPH students).
    • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate public health programs addressing behavioral and community health (MPH students).
    • Create positive changes in the health of their local, regional and broader communities.