The Department of Public Health Education (PHE) is a community of scholars, educators, researchers, and learners. We are focused on promoting health within communities and on changing lives. We accomplish this through:

  • Conducting translational research
  • Collaborating across disciplines
  • Advancing knowledge in health education and public health
  • Engaging in community-based practice
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs
  • Assessing health needs in communities and with communities

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PHE is a dynamic department with 22 full-time faculty members. Faculty members have been trained in a variety of disciplines and have unique research interests. The multitude of interests and experiences, all focused around community health promotion, creates a lively and engaged interdisciplinary experience.

Faculty members work closely with students in 4 different programs. [each bullet point below links to the appropriate page]

Who are PHE students?

  • Students who want to find solutions to today’s health problems
  • Students who want to engage with communities
  • Students who want to make a difference in the world
  • Students who value classroom knowledge and real-world application
  • Students who can envision a change in their communities and themselves