Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health addresses the five core areas of public health—biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration and social and behavioral sciences—through four departments.
In addition, research centers give faculty members and students the opportunity to target research on specific areas of public health practice that meet students’ unique strengths and interests.
Community Health and Prevention
Our mission is to promote the health of communities through education, research, service and advocacy focused on the societal conditions required for people to be healthy.
We form long-term partnerships with communities and organizations based on respect for community values, strengths, and assets. Central to this goal is the understanding of the relationship between human rights, dignity, and health status.
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Environmental and Occupational Health
Our mission is to prevent adverse health effects related to environmental and occupational exposures through research, education and service. These activities are carried out in the context of the School’s focus on communities, social justice, and human rights.
The central theme of EOH is prevention, focusing on initiatives which will measurably decrease the burden of environmental and occupational health effects.
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Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Our mission is to apply, develop, and teach approaches to understanding the distribution and determinants of disease and generate knowledge that can be used to improve public health.
The epidemiology program focuses on descriptive and analytic approaches used to understand the complex causes of major public health problems and to develop effective strategies to prevent them.
The biostatistics program focuses on the development and application of theory and methods in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data used in public health and other biomedical sciences.
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Health Management and Policy
Our mission is to develop and support highly-qualified and appropriately-trained public health leaders to assume management and policy roles to support population and community health improvement.
The focus of the Department is on leadership for the planning, implementation and operation of systemic, effective and community responsive programs and organizations, as well as organizational and policy interventions requiring some combination of management, organization, finance, advocacy, political action, and public policy analysis skills.
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