College of Public Health Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create a truly transdisciplinary educational and research environment that provides state of the art education using inter-disciplinary teams of educators and to create new knowledge by bringing together outstanding faculty researchers who can help solve today’s pressing healthcare problems.
Statement of Goals:
The following is a statement of goals for the College of Public Health in the areas of academics and instruction, research and scholarship, service and community engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship, and alumni engagement and development:
Goal #1: Academics and Instruction – To provide high–quality, comprehensive and interdisciplinary instruction, through didactic education and engagement in the community, in order to prepare the next generation of health practitioners and researchers to be ready to address the public health and social welfare demands of the day.
Goal #2: Research and Scholarship – To develop and grow a diverse body of research that reflects the needs of the community and the expertise of our faculty, and to provide our undergraduate and graduate students with research experiences that will expand the existing evidence base, develop new health interventions, inform policy, and translate research findings into practice to improve the health of populations.
Goal #3: Service and Community Engagement – To engage with the community at the regional, national and global levels by translating and disseminating academic expertise into practice. Across the college, such services may include needs assessments, planning, evaluations, policy analysis, and clinical services including healthcare, counseling and various therapeutic services. To serve as a resource to public health practitioners, health professionals, researchers, and elected officials who work to maintain and improve the public’s health.
Goal #4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship – To enhance the learning experience for students and faculty alike through the use of existing and emerging technologies, as well as to develop new and innovative approaches to public health practice and research.
Goal #5: Student and Alumni Engagement and Development – To ensure the success of the college’s mission to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in practice and research that extends beyond the walls of the institution, by developing new resources to support our existing students and by actively engaging with alumni.