Message from our Dean

The great challenges before us are understanding the root causes — known as social determinants of health — that shape our capacity as individuals, families, communities, and populations to become and remain healthy. We are just beginning to grasp how these determinants impact, and are impacted by, our environment, which in turn affects gene expression and individual susceptibilities to both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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Make a Difference

How many times have you or someone else said that somebody should? We live in a world full of challenges. In fact, the problems that our communities face are so many and complex, it’s difficult to imagine how we will ever be able to make a difference. At the UAB School of Public Health, we strive to tackle issues that adversely impact the health of our communities across the state and the world. We seek to instill in our students a life-long passion for and commitment to improve the public’s health by providing opportunities to MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Won’t you join us?

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to fostering a community and culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. As faculty, staff, and students in the UAB School of Public Health, we will ensure that in our pursuit of excellence in education, research, and service, we embody our mission and our values in all that we do. Diversity and Inclusion is one of the SOPH’s Shared Values, and we recognize its importance by celebrating what makes us unique, and what makes us one school.

  • The only accredited School of Public Health in Alabama

  • Over $38 million in research funding, including $13 million from the National Institutes of Health

  • Newly redesigned MPH core based on the Evidence-Based Public Health model

  • One of the fastest growing undergraduate programs at UAB

  • One of the best educational values in the southeast for Public Health

  • All MPH concentrations can be completed fully online, including accelerated learning opportunities