Info: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now rated Johnson County’s COVID-19 Community level as Medium. 

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Help people live healthier, longer, and more productive lives.
Focus on prevention instead of treating the symptoms of disease.
Improve health for entire populations through research, education, and policy.

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Learn about our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in public health.

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We offer professional and academic graduate degrees across the public health disciplines.

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Hear from Hawkeyes

Advancing health research

Melissa Jay, 22PhD

Melissa’s research focuses on developing new statistical methods for modeling and explaining cancer risk at the ZIP code level.

Supporting maternal and child health

Kuann Fawkes, 21MPH

“It is so important for public health to prioritize birthing/parenting people and children.”

Josh Brown

Helping student veterans

Josh Brown, 22BS

Josh helps veteran and military-connected students make a smooth transition into higher education.

Isabella DeSoriano

Community planning

Laura Eckles, 19BA

Laura works to protect and promote the health of the City of Mount Vernon through her work as a city planner.