Department of Public Health

WHAT WE DO

Through research and education, the Department of Public Health creates the leaders of tomorrow in the field of epidemiology, environmental health, and health policy.

About the Department of Public Health

Welcome to the newly established Department of Public Health at the University of Mississippi. We're excited to be at the forefront of education and research, dedicated to cultivating the next generation of public health professionals.

Our mission is to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to make a meaningful impact on communities both locally and globally.

  • At the undergraduate level, our Bachelor of Science of Public Health offers a comprehensive foundation in health sciences, preparing students for diverse careers in public health, healthcare administration, and health promotion.

    Interested undergraduates can also apply to our GradSHARK Launch PAAD - Public Health which allows students to earn graduate credit towards their MPH while completing their undergratduate studies. This allows students to complete their undergraduate and MPH in 5 years.
  • For those seeking advanced education, our Master of Public Health (on campus or online) provides rigorous training in public health practices and research methodologies, equipping graduates to lead and innovate in the field.

Join us as we strive to create healthier communities and a brighter future through education, research, and service. We look forward to your journey with us at the Department of Public Health and to the positive changes we will achieve together.

Meet our faculty!

The Department of Public Health is happy to hear from you. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
Mary Ford-Wade

Mary Ford-Wade

  • Interim Chair and Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean of Community Engagement
Hannah Allen

Hannah Allen

  • Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management
Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

  • Instructional Assistant Professor - Public Health
Ruaa Al juboori

Ruaa Al juboori

  • Assistant Professor of Public Health and Data Analytics Statistician

Interested in a career in Public Health?

Check out our programs below and start helping your community today!