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"The Department of Public Health Sciences has incredible faculty members that are enthusiastic about educating our country’s next generation of public health scientists. I know that I will be a better physician and patient/community advocate thanks to the public health education and training that I received at UM.”

—Stefania Prendes-Alvarez


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences is an integral part of an academic center of excellence working towards the goal of improving the health of the public through research, education, and service.

Our highly-qualified faculty maintains active research programs "focusing on drug and alcohol abuse, HIV, cancer, diabetes, obesity, environmental health, and other illnesses that threaten the health of our city, our state, our nation, and the world. 

Our faculty are:

  • leaders in public health making significant contributions to science through their extensive research,
  • student-centered striving to maintain an intimate, hands-on approach to teaching, and
  • advocates to the community through health advocacy, policy, and practice at the local, national, and global level.

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