Create a healthier world
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.
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.”
Helping student veterans
Josh Brown, 22BS
Josh helps veteran and military-connected students make a smooth transition into higher education.
Laura Eckles, 19BA
Laura works to protect and promote the health of the City of Mount Vernon through her work as a city planner.