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Phoenix Campus - Public Health Practice, Policy, and Translational Research

Phoenix Campus

Department of Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research

Phoenix Campus
The Phoenix Campus of the Zuckerman College of Public Health is located at the Phoenix Bioscience Core, University of Arizona, in downtown Phoenix.

Public Health Education in Phoenix

The Phoenix Campus of the Zuckerman College of Public Heath offers outstanding in-person and online public health degree programs to students in metro Phoenix. Home to the college’s Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research, the Phoenix Campus works to deliver high quality education and research that will expand and improve public health programs throughout the State of Arizona. The Phoenix Campus faculty work closely on research and programs with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the UArizona’s College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing, all part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences community at the Phoenix Bioscience Core in downtown Phoenix.


Faculty within the Phoenix programs engage in many active research projects based on their varied fields of expertise, and often in collaboration with community organizations, healthcare providers, and researchers in other fields of health sciences. Examples of research interests and expertise include program development and implementation, telemedicine, healthcare business and finance, cultural competency, nutrition, epidemiology, border/bi-national health, health disparities, immunizations, public administration, community based participatory research, and preventive medicine.

Community Outreach

Faculty and students have provided public health services to the community through a variety of partnerships and programs including service learning courses, grant collaboration, community education, volunteer donation drives, and the Mobile Health Units. Outreach and service benefit communities, and at the same time enables both students and faculty to better understand the issues that concern and impact those communities so they can effectively address those challenges.

Phoenix Campus Academic Programs

MPH in Public Health Practice

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If you’re ready to put public health into action and want to work with interdisciplinary teams to develop, manage, and evaluate public health programs, this could be the degree for you.

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MPH in Health Services Administration

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Health services professionals make a big difference in people’s lives and the demand for qualified administrators keeps growing. If you want to make a difference, this could be the next step in your career.

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MD/MPH Dual Degree

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The dual MD/MPH degree program provides a public health, prevention, and clinical leadership framework that prepares students to solve complex health problems and implement effective health programs.

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Graduate Certificates

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The Health Administration and Indigenous Health graduate certificate programs provide specialized skills and knowledge for working professionals in the field of public health.

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Phoenix Campus Community Outreach

Latest News

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The US/Mexico Binational Health Leadership Summit affirmed and advanced collaboration on a range of health programs to benefit the citizens of both nations and the border region.

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Mobile Health Units

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The Mobile Health Units provide free preventive care screening, health assessments, and access to health services for diverse and underserved communities across Arizona.

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Academic Health Departments

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We collaborate with county and local health departments through Academic Health Department partnerships that benefit regional health programs and higher education.

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Service Learning Phoenix

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The Phoenix Campus offers public health service learning opportunities to work with community organizations and healthcare providers so students gain real-world experience.

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Applied Health Policy Institute

Applied Health Policy Institute


The Applied Health Policy Institute serves as a bridge between academic scholarship on the one hand and policy-related activities as they are happening within real-world systems and political contexts. We aim to translate public health expertise into policy and train public health students with skills they can use to engage in policy activities both during school and when they become professionals.

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Phoenix Bioscience Core

Phoenix Bioscience Core


Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Bioscience Core is a premier and dynamic atmosphere for innovative academics, research and clinical activities. The PBC presents tenants with multi-million dollar facilities and aspires to stretch over 100 acres.

From start-ups to multinationals, this location provides countless opportunities for bioscience pioneers to expand and develop. The city of Phoenix enables the progress by implementing effective programs that further the bioindustry. According to a recent study commissioned by University of Arizona, the economic impact of the Phoenix Bioscience Core is over $1.3 billion annually and has already created over 9,400 jobs in downtown Phoenix.

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Phoenix Campus Contact information

Leila Barraza JD, MPH

Interim Department Chair
Department of Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research

Phone: (602) 827-3048

Kim Barnes, MPH

Director, Phoenix Student Affairs Office

Phone: (602) 827-2070

Luna Far

Administrative Assistant III

Phone: (520) 621-1442

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