Our vision is the optimal physical, mental, and social well-being of the diverse populations of Virginia, the nation, and the world.
Our mission is to provide exceptional public health educational experience through an inclusive academic community and high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs. We are committed to conducting innovative research that addresses domestic and global health problems to improve the health and well-being especially among marginalized communities.
MPH Core Values
Community —We believe that enabling participation and fostering collaboration among stakeholders helps create healthy communities.
Diversity — We promote a learning environment that allows students, faculty, and staff to realize their full potential by integrating individual strengths, developing talents and creativity, and maintaining mutual respect.
Innovation — We reward excellence and welcome creative achievement for advancing public health.
Justice — We believe individuals should have equitable access to resources and knowledge that support their right to achieve and freely participate in the improvement of individual and population health.
Professionalism — We foster the development of public health professionals who will hold the highest ethical standards with competence, enthusiasm, respect, integrity, responsibility, accountability, and a commitment to life-long learning.
Science — We are committed to scientific rigor, critical analysis, and sound reasoning in public health research and practice.
Sustainability — We are dedicated to environmental, social, and economic stewardship in public health research, practice, and workforce development.