"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.

UAB provides faculty and students near limitless opportunities for collaboration that enable them to develop new, creative, and unusual interventions to tackle today’s thorniest health issues, improve workplace health and safety, and strengthen the nation’s public health preparedness capabilities.  

Our students develop technical, scientific, and leadership competencies highly sought by business, industry, academia, and the public sector.

Located in the heart of the largest academic health center in the Southeast, the UAB School of Public Health is embracing these challenges in Alabama and around the world, building the next generation of bold professionals leading innovation in public health. Let us become your place of discovery and training.


For questions contact us at: sophundergrad@uab.edu