Our mission is to provide a comprehensive understanding of public health that considers both interdisciplinary and community-based perspectives. We believe that this approach is crucial for researchers, clinicians, and practitioners in the field.
Our methodology 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 life. We believe that this holistic approach is essential for addressing complex public health challenges.
Additionally, 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 effectively address complex public health issues.