Public Health Graduate Program Mission & Goals

The Grad­u­ate Pro­grams in Pub­lic Health are glob­al­ly acces­si­ble pro­grams com­mit­ted to improv­ing the health and well-being of com­mu­ni­ties through edu­ca­tion, research, and ser­vice using a schol­ar-prac­ti­tion­er mod­el.

Program Mission: 

The Grad­u­ate Pro­grams in Pub­lic Health are glob­al­ly acces­si­ble pro­grams com­mit­ted to improv­ing the health and well-being of com­mu­ni­ties through edu­ca­tion, research, and ser­vice using a schol­ar-prac­ti­tion­er mod­el.

Education Goals:

  1. Enroll and sup­port qual­i­fied, diverse, and ded­i­cat­ed stu­dents who demon­strate a pas­sion for improv­ing pub­lic health.
  2. Cul­ti­vate a learn­ing envi­ron­ment that val­ues com­mu­ni­ca­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and diver­si­ty.
  3. Ensure all grad­u­ates pos­sess the knowl­edge, skills, and val­ues nec­es­sary to become suc­cess­ful pub­lic health prac­ti­tion­ers.
  4. Recruit, retain, and sup­port qual­i­fied instruc­tors.

Research Goals:

  1. Sus­tain a dynam­ic research agen­da dri­ven by emerg­ing pub­lic health pri­or­i­ties and iden­ti­fied needs of the work­force.
  2. Encour­age sci­en­tif­ic inquiry among stu­dents and pro­vide prac­ti­cal learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties that allow the hon­ing of research skills and gen­er­a­tion of new knowl­edge.
  3. Sup­port a col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing envi­ron­ment for stu­dents and fac­ul­ty that allows engage­ment with pub­lic health prac­ti­tion­ers, com­mu­ni­ty part­ners, and each oth­er to devel­op new endeav­ors.

Service Goals:

  1. Encour­age and facil­i­tate stu­dent and fac­ul­ty par­tic­i­pa­tion in mean­ing­ful com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice activ­i­ties with a pub­lic health focus.
  2. Fos­ter com­pe­tent pub­lic health pro­fes­sion­als who col­lab­o­rate and advo­cate for the improve­ment of their local and glob­al com­mu­ni­ties’ well-being.

Program Values:

At GPPH, we val­ue and encour­age:

  • Advo­ca­cy
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tion
  • Cul­tur­al com­pe­ten­cy
  • Diver­si­ty
  • Integri­ty
  • Trans­paren­cy
  • Ser­vice

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