WHY CHOOSE UCONN?

Public health careers for the 21st century will require competence in the interprofessional coordination of skills relevant to systems-level approaches to health that focus on our environment and social structures.  You can join students, alumni, faculty and community partners who are at work shaping our public health system and services. When thinking about public health around Connecticut, it’s hard to exaggerate our program’s influence. Our alumni and faculty are found in various positions across the university throughout the state and nation. Graduates hold positions as:

  • health directors and staff in state, local, and federal health departments
  • managers of community health, social service, and nonprofit organizations
  • managers and scientists of pharmaceutical firms, health insurance companies, and hospital systems
  • educators and researchers
  • community-based physicians
  • public policy advocates
  • students with Public Health sweatshirts

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David Gregorio is in the Fall Faculty Spotlight for being instrumental in expanding public health education to undergraduates through the successful FastTrack (4 + 1) program. Listen to his description of the program.

Footwear With Care Event 2019

This has been another great year of generous donations by students, staff and faculty of the Department of Public Health Sciences during the holiday season!

  • This year we contributed to Footwear With Care, an annual event that provides boots and other essentials to the homeless. Kirsten Carew, Linda Casey, Ruth Shefraw, Barb Case and their family and friends volunteered helping distribute new boots, socks, toiletries, hats and gloves to 600 homeless!
  • We also collected toys for the Burgdorf Clinic.
  • In addition, our department again donated to HPD Officer Jimmy Barrett of the City of Hartford for the homeless. Items included bus tickets, hand warmers and other warm clothing.
  • Plus, clothes and toys were also delivered to the Open Door Soup Kitchen in Winsted, CT.

Thanks to all who donated!

FALL 2019 12th WEEK ACTIVITIES

Join students, faculty, staff and friends as we step away from our regular schedule of classes to come together to learn about significant public health concerns and expand our interactive networks. There will be a speaker on climate effects on health, another on social justice and health and one highlighting the work of Dr. Richard Stevens, plus competing student teams developing proposals on health equity, advisement session time, and an introduction to the new program, Portfolium. Details

Update: Dr. Barry Levy’s talk was postponed due to the forecast calling for sleet and ice.   We are working to reschedule his visit.  Other 12th week activities for Wednesday and Thursday were not affected.

OUR DEPARTMENT IS GROWING . . .

We are recruiting several full-time tenured faculty positions.View the details

Spring 2020 MPH Course Offerings announced.

Check out our latest newsletter, Public Health Happenings, from the Program in Applied Public Health Sciences!

end_hunger2019

Another year that our public health students, department faculty and staff joined with University Health Professionals (UHP) as partners with End Hunger NE to package meals.  70 volunteers packaged more than 10,000 meals that have been distributed to local shelters and food pantries.  Thanks to all who volunteered!

apha2019

Thanks to all that stopped by to visit us at our table at APHA or attended our reception at night. It was great to socialize and reconnect with old friends as well as make new acquaintances. Our many posters and presentations were well received. Adekemi Suleiman, one of our Ph.D. students, won first place in her section New researchers/practitioners in OHS poster competition. Congrats, Kemi!