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Departments

Six Departments, One Mission.

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Six Departments One School

Six departments make up the heart of this school - each focused on one mission - to advance the public's health.

Explore our departments, discover what makes them unique, and find out what public health issues problems are being addressed and solved by our students, faculty and alumni. We are making a difference and you can too,

Each department is guided by a threefold commitment to teaching, research and service. Our faculty are active in their fields and bring their industry and government experience and connections to the classroom. Our Washington, DC location allows our students to step outside the classroom, and experience first-hand how public health works in the real world.

We bring together the creativity, resources and strategic skills that reside in all the public health disciplines to address the major health challenges of our time. By our commitment to reach across boundaries to collaborate, to inspire, to challenge… our departments are helping to create a healthier world.

Our Departments


Environmental and Occupational Health

Offers programs that challenge you to explore the underlying science and policy remedies for topics like sustainable cities and food systems, climate change mitigation, workplace safety and risk management.

Environmental and Occupational Health
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Prepares students in the core quantitative sciences of public health to conduct epidemiologic research, undertake evaluation studies, and monitor population health status in a variety of settings.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Prepares students to establish a scientific basis for the value of physical activity and nutrition, and to create programs that promote healthy behaviors across an individual’s lifespan.

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences


Global Health

Prepares students with the knowledge, attitude and metrics needed to respond to the disease environment and changing global health issues of the 21st century such as clean water, disaster preparedness and maternal and child health.

Global Health
Health Policy & Management

Prepares students to become innovative and effective leaders in public health and health policy, health services delivery and health system transformation.

Health Policy & Management
Prevention and Community Health

Prepares students to lead capacity-building programs and enhance the health of our world in four areas: health promotion, maternal and child health, public health communication and marketing, and community-oriented primary care.

Prevention and Community Health