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About the School of Public Health

Our Vision: Healthy people in sustainable communities – locally, nationally, and globally.

The UW School of Public Health is grounded in teaching, research, and service.  Our 10,000 graduates have gone on to transform communities, lead health organizations, and find solutions to emerging public health challenges.

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We have an incredibly strong school with wonderful research and education programs across the core disciplines of public health.

Leading-edge student experience

Our major departments are Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Services.

We offer interdisciplinary programs in Health Administration, Maternal and Child Health, Nutritional Sciences, Pathobiology, and Public Health Genetics. Our more than 50 centers and institutes bring together faculty from throughout the School to collaborate and conduct research across disciplines.

In addition, we have strong undergraduate programs, offering a Public Health-Global Health major, Nutrition major, and degrees in Environmental Health, Health Informatics and Health Information Management.  We have multiple certificate programs as well.

Partnerships

We partner with many health organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle Children’s Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PATH, and local and regional health departments across a five-state region.

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Inside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center


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School rankings and stats

 

Nummber 5 Ranked School of Public Health in the World
Top Ranking

The University of Washington School of Public Health ranked No. 7 in the world, according to the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2018. 

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Breaking ground

The UW broke ground last spring on a new population health facility that will house much of the School of Public Health, including the Department of Global Health.