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The School of Public Health at VCU was established in July 2023, bringing the departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health  Policy, and Social and Behavioral Sciences together under a unified focus on public and population health. The new school was developed in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of VCU’s investment to increase the footprint of public health at the university.

The School of Public Health support’s VCU’s mission of “research that promotes translational applications to improve the quality of human life” by strengthening and expanding academic programming and collaborative research in public health. The school provides students with the opportunity to engage in developing real-world solutions to overcome long-standing local, regional and national health inequities. In addition, the school’s faculty and students conduct research focused on improving the quality of life of all populations in Virginia. 


Health, well-being, longevity, and equity for all.


VCU School of Public Health is committed to improving health, well-being, and equity for all populations through education, discovery, dissemination, and co-learning with the communities we serve. 

To fulfill this mission, the VCU School of Public Health: 

  • Cultivates innovative thought leaders, nurtures diverse and creative scholars, and trains the next generation of researchers, educators and practitioners equipped to serve the people of Virginia, the nation, and the world. 
  • Conducts and translates rigorous research, implements science-informed practices, and disseminates solutions to prevent disease and promote health for all populations. 
  • Collaborates with communities, prioritizing those who experience a disproportionate burden of illness or adverse outcomes to enhance opportunities for vibrant, equitable and healthy lives.