A Message from Dean Goldman
Public health begins with the basics of our existence—clean water, healthy food, safe housing and breathable air—and continues through more complex and technical issues such as auto safety, vaccine development and distribution, infectious disease, maternal and child health, obesity, and health care reform. Public health impacts all of us: how long we live, the quality of our lives, our sense of well-being and mental health, and the health of our children and future generations. That’s why right now is the best time in history to pursue innovative solutions as we seek to create a healthier planet for all, especially underserved populations.
Our Guiding Principles
We advance population health, wellbeing, and social justice locally, nationally, and globally by: Applying public health knowledge to enhance policy, practice, and management; Conducting rigorous, basic, applied, and translational research; and Educating the next generation of public health leaders, policy makers, practitioners, scientists, advocates, and managers.
Healthier and safer communities powered by public health.
Established in July 1997, we are the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Students from almost every US state and countries around the world pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health.