Welcome to the Department of Community and Family Health!
We’d like to welcome you to our website and to share some important information about our department.
The Department's mission includes education, research, and service to enhance the health promotion and disease prevention status of individuals, families, and communities. Our programs assist individuals in developing leadership in the health science disciplines that meet the needs of diverse populations.
The faculty members in our department are dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentorship of students, innovation in research, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. We have four research centers housed in the department, including our new Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health, and several other federally funded research programs.
The concentrations offered in our department for the MPH and MSPH degrees are behavioral health, maternal and child health, maternal and child health epidemiology, public health education, as well as socio-health sciences. We also offer both the Ph.D. and the Dr.PH. degrees as well as several graduate certificate programs and dual degree programs. We even let you combine these studies with a Peace Corp experience.
Please explore our site and discover the many opportunities that await you in the Department of Community and Family Health. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Community and Family Health