"There must be a place that energizes thinkers, where it is acceptable to imagine, to think audaciously."
That place is our School of Public Health. Today’s health challenges are global, involving diseases that must be understood at the cellular level and addressed by communities — from Alabama’s Black Belt to sub-Saharan Africa. And it is the public health practitioner whose ounce of prevention extends the lives of millions in the United States and around the world.
Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.