What is Public Health?

Public Health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health improves the health and well being of people in local communities and across our nation.

Holly Felix, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, talks about the intersection of public policy and public health and her applied research in public health policy.

Kevin Ryan, JD, MA, Associate Dean for Professional Programs, talks about public health law, and the role of government and law in protecting the health of the population.

Alison Harrill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, talks about her work in the emerging field of translational pharmacogenomics and the implications for drug safety and personalized medicine.