Scientists, Scholars, and Champions of health equity

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Our programs prepare students for impactful careers in population and public health sciences, and employers tell us that the real-world, practical skills our graduates possess make them some of the most prepared job candidates they encounter.



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Native American Diabetes Project

This pilot study aims to reach up to 312 Urban Indians with diabetes to participate in an intervention that includes 12 weeks of medically tailored meals, four weeks of virtual diabetes wellness classes, and social support.

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American Indian and Alaska Native people experience disproportionate rates of diabetes as well as poorer diabetes outcomes. 

Improving population and public health – at the intersection of research and action in communities.

We view health as a rights and equity issue.

We address the complex public health issues in communities around the world.

We embrace diversity.

We offer a platform for researchers to conduct collaborative research.

We deliver rigorous training and education that leads to a strong career path.

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Students and Alumni

A mental health superhero takes the White House

A mental health superhero takes the White House

Carla Ibarra’s heart still skips a beat when she recalls her trip to Washington D.C. this past May. The MPH candidate visited the White House as part of MTV’s first Mental Health Youth Action Forum. There, she met with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, First Lady Dr. Jill...

Community Engagement and Outreach

Our community of scholars are brilliant, uncommonly collaborative, and deeply engaged in our surrounding communities.

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