Our goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of public health by taking into account both interdisciplinary and community-based perspectives. We believe that a deeper understanding of these aspects is essential for researchers, clinicians, and practitioners in the field of public health.
Our approach is rooted in the concept of developmental epigenetics, which explores how biological susceptibility and resistance interact with social, physical, and cultural environments to shape the emergence and prevalence of disease throughout the lifespan. We believe that this holistic approach is crucial for addressing public health challenges.
Furthermore, we prioritize the integration of research, practice, and policy in our programs. By offering three distinct programs of study—Health and Social Behavior, Public Health Nutrition, and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health—we aim to provide diverse perspectives on the origins of disease and the promotion of health. We believe that by encompassing a wide range of disciplines, we can equip our students with the knowledge and skills needed to address complex public health issues effectively.