The Dornsife School of Public Health

About the School

The Dornsife School of Public Health promotes the health of communities through an integrated program of education, research, service and practice. The School is committed to identifying societal conditions required for people to be healthy, and to advancing practices that improve the health of vulnerable populations. The School enhances the health of communities by creating partnerships based on community values, strengths and assets. Its curriculum, stresses the importance of understanding and addressing the connection between human rights and health status.

The mission of the Dornsife School of Public Health is to promote health and quality of life through graduate education, applied research, and community service in the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. The curriculum combines knowledge of the disciplines of public health and practical applications of that knowledge. By working collaboratively with community groups, agencies, and populations, professionals are prepared to effectively address today's most pressing public health problems.

Preparation and Partnership

The School believes that professionals can best meet the needs of today and tomorrow with expertise in the integration and practical application of all disciplines of public health. The School of Public Health's educational and research programs are built upon partnerships with communities and the organizations that serve them.

The School prepares professionals to assess population health; to ensure appropriate services through programmatic, economic, and organizational interventions; and to develop and evaluate policy interventions. 

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