Public Health Policy and Management focuses on the effective and efficient management of public health programs, as well as policy advocacy, analysis, and implementation.
The MPH in Public Health Policy and Management prepares MPH students for leadership roles in the public and private sectors and to effectively create and implement policies and manage programs that promote the public's health with special emphasis on the diverse and rural populations of the Southwest.
The DrPH in Public Health Policy and Management is an advanced, professional degree program that 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.
Faculty in Public Health Policy and Management have expertise in the following areas:
- Health services research
- Healthcare reform / Affordable Care Act
- Healthcare economics
- Policy analysis
- Access to healthcare
- Health disparities
- Strategic planning
- Health law
- Quality improvement
- Rural health
In addition, the College of Public Health offers a small, diverse student body with a corresponding low faculty to student ratio. These factors encourage an effective advising and mentoring environment. The College and the program reflect student and research diversity, resulting in a robust learning atmosphere.