Community, Environment & Policy
The mission of the division is to improve the state of environmental and community health through teaching, research, and service activities.
The Community, Environment and Policy Division represents a diverse group of faculty members who engage in teaching, service and research on the many different areas of public health policy and environmental and community health. Research interests and expertise are primarily focused in the major areas of public health that relate to the environment, community, workplace, health policy and health management. View faculty directory.
Each division is sub-divided into sections that are aligned with academic areas. The division of Community, Environment and Policy consists of two sections:
The Master's of Public Health degree at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers different concentration areas, two of which are in the Division of Community, Environment and Policy.
MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
The MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) prepares students for professional practice and/or research in environmental and occupational health. Specialized training in the recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards is emphasized. Course work is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of chemical, physical, and biological sources of exposure, material toxicity, legal and professional health standards, and engineering and administrative methods for achieving safe and healthful environments for the public.
MPH in Public Health Policy and Management (PHPM)
The MPH in Public Health Policy and Management (PHPM) prepares leaders of public and private health systems to manage effectively and to create and implement policies that promote the public's health. Public Health Policy and Management develops skills in management and leadership, policy analysis and formulation, strategic and financial planning, health services administration and evaluation for all levels of practice, including local/community, state, national and international.
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Public Health Policy and Management (PHPM)
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Public Health Policy and Management (PHPM) is an advanced, professional degree program designed for the student who intends to pursue a leadership career as a public health professional in the area of Public Health Policy and Management. The DrPH program focuses on developing future leaders in public health practice, who will advance the public's health through the integration and application of a broad range of knowledge and analytical skills in leadership, practice, policy analysis, research, program management and professional communication. The program is designed for students who have a previously awarded Master's degree, preferably a Master of Public Health, and at least two years of public health experience. In addition, applicants with a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of public health leadership, management and/or policy work experience may be considered for admission.
Doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences (PhD)
The Doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences (PhD) provides field, classroom and laboratory experiences for incoming students with highly varied backgrounds. This health focused program builds on an extensive array of basic sciences, from climate change to toxicology. The program develops leaders for industry, government and academia committed to research, education and the practice of environmental health science. Admission to the program is continge