Public Health

Big questions about health get asked and answered on a community scale. From how we allocate resources to how we treat disease and common conditions, public health experts shape that conversation.

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Protect and plan for your community.

COVID-19 has underscored the need for public health professionals who can help plan responses to outbreaks and other health emergencies. Beyond moments of crisis, public health experts also help policymakers and the public understand important health questions, and create resources and networks for helping people thrive.

Sponsors, Professors, and Experts

Our Public Health major was built in collaboration with experts in the field, as well as companies creating modern solutions to public health concerns.

Dr. Russell "Skip" Barbour

Faculty & Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health

Dr. Russell "Skip" Barbour is the former Associate Director for Research Methods and Analysis at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). He currently serves as a faculty member within Yale's School of Public Health (Biostatistics) and was previously the Co-Director of Data Management and Statistical Analysis at CIRA. He earned his PhD from Yale University in Human Ecology.

Dr. Ajay Rangaraj

World Health Organization, LSHTM

Ajay Rangaraj is a practicing physician and a consultant to the department of HIV, Hepatitis and STIs at the World Health Organization, Geneva. He played a pivotal role in developing the current WHO guidelines for treating HIV and communicating that information to world governments. Dr. Rangaraj is also a graduate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a MSc in Public Health.

Forever Labs

Forever Labs is an Ann Arbor based Biomedical company that seeks to preserve and extend healthy human life through the preservation and reintroduction of an individual’s stem cells.

Facts Breakdown

Quick facts on the industry.


Median annual salary for Healthcare Administrators


Job growth in the Healthcare industry over the past 10 years

1.9 million

New jobs projected to be added to the US Healthcare industry by 2028

Why study Public Health

This program focuses first on understanding community dynamics, seeing public health through the eyes of the people you’ll serve.

Ready for more

This program is tailor-made to prepare students for entry-level roles as well as further graduate education studies.


This major includes solid training in data analysis, statistics, economics, and research methods, so you’ll graduate knowing how to inform public policy.

What you'll learn.

PHM I - History of Public Health

PHM II - Epidemiology

PHM III - Health Services

PHM IV - Public Health Studies I

PHM IV - Public Health Studies II